BAN Takes on Three Members

March 9, 2011 ( – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) has accepted three new agencies into its national network of employee benefit brokerage and consulting firms.

A news release said the newest members are Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC, of Memphis, Tennessee; TIS Insurance Services, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee; and Sequoia Benefits, LLC, in San Mateo, California.

Founded in 1954, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance has grown to become the largest privately-held agency in the Mid-South U.S. With about 30% of its overall business stemming from employee benefits; its producers focus on group, voluntary, and retirement plans.

TIS Insurance Services, Inc., has been serving the Knoxville and East Tennessee regions since 1945. TIS has grown to six operating divisions including Employee Benefits and Personal Lines.

Sequoia Benefits is a benefits broker and consultant company operating in Northern California, predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sequoia added a new 401(k) product to the traditional health benefit offering, and in 2010, it added a Property & Casualty line.

“Benefit Advisors Network provides its Smart Partners with an ability to compete on a national scale, giving them the capabilities and resources of a national organization that enhances their service and product offerings,” said Deane Elek, BAN Director, in the news release.