I spent 19 years in retail because it was tough work that taught me a lot about myself and being a leader. I stayed in retail because I could see the impact I created with the people I served. That’s when I realized my passion was about impacting people – and so Human Resources became my natural path. Here at OCI, I’ve found a new family and I just hope that I can have an impact on these humans as I did in my 19 years of retail. When I’m not at work, I love being with my favorite people – my husband, Josh, of 12 years, and my 3 kids, Parker, Emma, and Levi. You’ll find us gamin as a family either on the XBOX or playing board games. When I need time for me… you’ll catch me at my happy place – the theater. Movie magic is my passion.
After leaving the education field as a Resource teacher, I doubted that I would find anything that I would love as much as teaching. Then OCI and I found each other. I love everything about Human Resources, but especially working with such a great group of fun, positive and incredibly intelligent people. I am by nature a problem solver and I have loved being able to solve problems and challenge myself to learn the intricacies of hiring and benefits. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband, two daughters and son-in-law, and with my friends. I love traveling, learning about and tasting wine. I am a huge movie fan and I love to cook.
I love my life and I am blessed to have a great wife and sons who provide drive and ambition to my character. I wanted to become a Laker at one point in time to play with Kobe Bryant, but that didn’t work out so I love my role as a Client Communications Specialist at OCI. Everyday driving to work it feels like driving to my second home. The leaders and employees at OCI make it easy for me to love my job. I enjoy the challenge of learning the insurance industry, providing support to agents and greeting everyone with my great smile!
Chicago native here! I moved to Omaha in 2017 to be closer to my grandchildren. My one regret is that I didn’t move here sooner because I love Nebraska people so much! I am very thankful to have found a home here at OCi where the people and culture align perfectly with my values. My goal is to always maintain a positive attitude and inspire others to think positively. I love people and I love to do things to make others smile, laugh and have fun. During my free time you might find me with my family or friends playing games like golf, cornhole (we call it Bags in Chicago), trivia, cards, etc.
My Passion is golfing, even though I would not be considered good, I do love being on the course and outdoors. I am proud of the Huskers and St. Louis Cardinals. Hardest thing about the office is all of the Hawkeye fans. We, however, enjoy in this office being the best we can be and serving our clients better than other company.
I believe in being decisive. Right or wrong. Make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.
If I wasn’t in the health insurance world I would be running my own animal sanctuary (ugly animals welcome). I have the organizational skills of Monica Geller, the determination of Leslie Knope, the sarcasm of April Ludgate and the balance of a mountain lion. Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.
Family always comes first for me. This is even more prevalent with recently having a baby, who takes so much of my time (I love every bit of it!) Outside spending time with loved ones, I love to relax and take some time to wind down and listen to podcasts or watch movies/tv shows. I am pretty much a home body BUT I have to admit going on hikes/camping, especially whenever my family travels to Colorado, will always have a place in my heart.
Adventure enthusiast, lover of the outdoors, proud mama and wife. I have a numbers brain but love helping people. At OCI, that allows me to translate the DRs and CRs into meaningful information everyone can understand!
When I started at OCI in 2012, I was quiet, assisted with group sales, and kept as far away from management as possible. Now, I am quiet and landed a management position overseeing the Group Sales Department. When I’m not in the office, I like to watch baseball and football…quietly.
If my life played out the way I intended, I would be a billionaire, playboy and ingenious engineer – Tony Stark style. In real life, I am a thousandaire, in a committed relationship, and an ingenious director of commissions – fighting for the justice of our brokers.
I’m just a simple Midwest girl! As a wife to Billy, and a proud mom to Kaylee and Will, most of my time outside of work is spent with my little family. I love to spend time outdoors, travel to visit family, listen to live music, exercise in our home gym and get together with our friends, family and neighbors (while enjoying a glass of Prosecco or the like).
At work, I consider myself a financial investigator and love digging in to understand trends, variances, efficiencies and all things numbers. Because not everyone enjoys these same activities, I find it essential and rewarding to prepare and share this information in ways anyone can understand!
I enjoy challenging myself in all kinds of ways. My wonderful wife and amazing children provide me with two of my most important challenges: being a good husband and father. They provide me with a lot of motivation to be the best I can be. One of my newest challenges: mastering my current role as the commissions’ administrator here at OCI. The work is rewarding, the people here are great, and I feel blessed to be here. Beyond that, you might find me trying to get my 5K run time back down to what it was when I was 18 (I’ve been trying for a long, long time) or putting together a scale model (yes, there are people who still do that).
OCI came to me at the right time when I was trying to find my way into the professional work environment after college. Insurance has always piqued my interest, and I am enjoying getting to understand the industry through my role in contracting and commissions. OCI’s warm welcoming and family-friendly environment is my favorite aspect of the company. When I am not at work, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, shopping, and traveling to new places.
I’m a man of several different talents: point of sale specialist, business continuation planning expert, overcommunicater to my staff, and youth soccer coach. Only a couple of those come in handy at the office day to day. When I’m not working, my wife, Malinda, and I are busy chasing our 6 kids around Kansas City from one activity to the next.
At OCI I have a passion for identifying new and easy ways to solve problems and bringing great solutions to everyone I work with! When I step away from my OCI family, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jim, and our three children, baking, golfing, and pursuing great tasting food paired with the perfect bottle of wine.
A graduate from Kansas State University, when things didn’t work out for me to become a rapper or a point guard for the Chicago Bulls or LA Lakers, I knew the financial services industry was where I needed to be. Having been an agent for over 20 years, I enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to work with other agents because I can relate to them. I believe that having field sales experience puts me at a competitive advantage and proves once again that OCI is so much more than your typical IMO. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Abie, for over two decades. We have 3 children: Jameson, Meredith, and Garret. We spend each day teaching them that being a KU fan is just not ok.
Darwin “DC” Couch began as a career agent with Farm Bureau Insurance of Kansas. After a couple of years of personal production he was named Agency Manager in western Kansas in charge of production, recruiting, and management of the agency. He ran multiple agencies for the company before taking on the role of Regional Sales Manager. During that time, his region went from last place in life/annuity production to the number one position. He was then asked to take over an agency, in Johnson County Kansas, to develop and grow production for the company. Building it from scratch, he took the agency to multiple awards in a 15 state area, including Agency of the year. He then left to start his own practice, which included a group benefits division. DC was recruited by an Independent Marketing Organization (IMO) to develop a new life insurance division. DC is well respected in the industry and has been for over 25 years.
My main focus is providing superior customer support along with servicing new business/applications. Prior to joining OCI, I was named employee of the year with Hy-Vee for outstanding customer service.
I found my niche in the insurance world after my previous experience at LFG, but I am excited to see how I will broaden my horizons even more here with the great people at OCI! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, taking walks with my dog, or just getting cozy at home listening to my favorite music.
If you need help with child delivery in your car, I’m your guy. I work well under pressure and try to bring that confidence to work when we need it. At OCI, I work hard to deliver a group support team that you can’t work without.
I have a passion for encouraging agents to grow and retain business while reducing overhead costs. I’m always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow personally while helping others along the way. Outside of work you can find me spending time with family, friends, animals, or really doing anything fun and active! No challenge is too great as my competitive spirit keeps me afloat.
I try to bring the energy every day (usually aided by coffee). I am an outdoorsman/sports junkie and I relish my very important job of being my nieces’ and nephews’ favorite uncle. As an Account Executive anything is fair game, so don’t be afraid to ask.
I am passionate about helping people. Where there is a need I will work to help. Whether it is a social project, business project, physical fitness project, home improvement project…I will do what I can to help. My motto is: I am third; God is first, family, friends and others second, I am third. Investing time with family, reading any type of book and learning new skills is how I spend my free time. Now for a mind twister: I am married to my sister’s husband’s sister. Do the math, it works and has for over 30 years.
Coaching Special Olympics is my passion. Being a mom is my obsession. Managing the OCI office is my profession. I strive to make the daily operations run smoothly so we can keep our eyes on the next adventure.
I’m just a West Coast man figuring out his way in beautiful Omaha, NE! My passion is making sure every interaction I have is a positive one, creating value for our clients, business partners, and the company as a whole. I absolutely love Football and Soccer, and you can always find me watching games on the weekends during the season. As an Account Executive my goal is to help find the best solutions for your business and make sure to keep things simple, clear, and most of all helpful whenever we speak!
As a student of the health insurance industry for over 30 years, I am passionate about assisting employers and insurance brokers with controlling health care costs through self-funded health insurance plans. My knowledge of the health care law combined with past experience has allowed me to serve insurance brokers and employers more completely, in an increasingly complex health insurance industry. When I’m not completely focused on work, my lovely wife, Piper, and I enjoy traveling and visiting our grandchildren as often as we can.
I am on call for all things group insurance, retirement planning, and good ol’ fashion pranks. When I’m not making my coworkers laugh with a good joke or helping my groups simplify the world of insurance, I’m busy with my wife caring for our new triplets born in January 2021.
Before I started at OCI, I was a producer out in the field. This experience gives me unique insight as to what an agent needs to help their presentations go as smoothly as possible. When I’m not helping brokers, you can find me at a concert or just about every home Husker football game with a frosty beverage in hand.
I never shy away from a challenge and love to be the first to solve the problem. Maybe that’s why I enjoy working on the Financial Solutions team at OCI so much. No two problems are the same! When I’m not helping our brokers and staff at the office, I’m spending time with my 2 kids, staying active, and being outside.
Having recently joined OCI I can honestly say I am glad to be here. In the ever-changing world of insurance, the one thing I am sure of is that this a team that can get it done! When I’m away from the office I can be found reading or spending time outdoors. My newest hobby is that I am in the process of learning to golf. Favorite quote: Life should be measured not by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
After being in the insurance industry for almost three years, I have found a great home here at OCI. When I’m not at work assisting agents you can find me spending time with my amazing wife and both of our amazing families. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha and bleed Husker red GBR! I love spending my free time outdoors boating and fishing.
Critical thinking, accuracy, and efficiency are a few of the tools I use to serve our brokers and clients. OCI is a great place to constantly learn and grow as we stride forward in the ever-changing world of Insurance. I look forward to facing new challenges every day. I know with a great team; we can do anything!
As Michael Corleone once said, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”.
I started my career in insurance, and every time I leave the industry for some wildly exciting “other” occupation, I find my way back to insurance. Each…and every…time. While my first love will always be Long Term Disability claims, I also am quite friendly with Short Term Disability, Life, Vision, Dental, and Medical (as well as Property and Casualty, but that’s another story). Whatever you may need, I am here. If it’s something I don’t know, I will find out, and we will learn about it together.
I started out my adult life with a career as a social worker with DHHS. OCI and I found each other in June of 2022. I knew absolutely nothing about insurance at the time and now I have a great understanding of benefits, so I can help people. I never thought I would end up in insurance. The change has been good. I look forward to coming to work both for the people and the environment at OCI. It’s not just the fun things that we are always doing it is also the people and the sense of fun in the building. Outside of work, I don’t really do anything; I read books and hang out with my cats.
Hi! My name is Ashley and I started at OCI in August of 2022. I grew up in west Omaha, but I lived in Lincoln for the last four years while I got my Business Administration degree from UNL. My main hobby is art, I usually just draw in my sketchbook, but I’ve been doing more with digital art and painting. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, watching movies, and shopping maybe just a little too much. I have loved my experience at OCI here so far, and I look forward to seeing what else my time here brings!
Quick to lend a helping hand, I love OCI’s call to serve our communities; be it large, charitable organizations, or hometown heroes. Away from the office, I continue to serve others. Come Christmas, my stocking overfloweth with Tennessee whiskey, Gen1 Transformers, and Storm Chasers baseball tickets. Scout’s honor. Let’s catch a game sometime.
Hi there! My name is Taylor and I am a lover of sushi, dogs, horror movies, and video games. If I could make my bio all about sushi and puppies, I would. But going the more professional route, some might say I am determined and proactive, which is definitely needed in the Renewals Department to get things done on time!
OCI came into my life at the perfect moment, I was trying to find my niche in the world and never imagined it would involve working with insurance. I am grateful to be a part of a welcoming and joyful environment, surrounded by beautiful people. When I am not at work, you can find me with my amazing family, friends, and fur babies making memories, preferably with a cocktail planning our next vacation.
It’s 3:00 AM and you are in the Emergency Room and you are advised that you are not eligible for benefits. Take an aspirin and call me in the morning and I guarantee I will get your issue resolved.
Your dog has eaten your ID card and you need to see your primary physician. Call me and I will get you an alternate ID number and advise you on getting a temporary ID card.
While on vacation in France, you get very ill and you have to pay the hospital expenses. Upon returning to the U.S., contact me and I will help you get reimbursed so that you can replace your i-Phone that you lost at the hospital.
After being a stay-at-home mom for 4 years, I never imagined I would be working in the insurance world. I am glad to be part of such a great, welcoming, friendly, and family-oriented business. I love putting others first and helping them out in any way possible. When I am not at home, you can find me on the farm doing something with my husband, two kids, and the animals. My kids keep me very busy between sports, 4-wheelers, and trying to help with anything with the animals.
My objective is to secure a role that leverages my experience and skills in enrollments. Being part of organizations that appreciate loyalty as well as a commitment to superior services with a focus on providing quality solutions. I am grateful to be part of an organization that is family oriented and aligns perfectly with my values. When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my husband, our pet, and family. I like to travel the world, continuously marking my bucket list.
Starting off my career in education I did a complete flip and ended up in insurance. However, I love educating our agents on all of the newest and most exciting changes that we see every day in our industry. When I am not at the office I love spending time with my family including my husband, Eric and our 2 children, Noah and Kloee.
Easy going with a bit of dry humor. If I’m late, you can guarantee there’s a coffee in my hand. I love making people laugh and finding the positives in this roller-coaster life. If I’m not assisting in the success of our brokers you can find me hanging with my sisters or planning the next extravagant get together with my best friend.
Looking back, I never imagined I would be working in the insurance world. However, sometimes life throws you curveballs – and this former collegiate softball player hit a home run by landing a job at a place as special as OCI. When I am not at work, I am usually spending time with my husband and our sweet pups.
After a decade in the dental field, I never envisioned myself in the insurance industry – but here I am! At OCI, I am passionate about helping our agents to succeed. When I’m not at OCI, I am spending time with my husband, two children, and my French bulldog Winston.
After relocating to Omaha from Scottsbluff and starting at OCI in 2009, I have worked my way through the Group department and have found my happy place working with our brokers and their clients on 50/50 Individual policies. For the two hours a day I find myself not at work or asleep, I seem to have a new found appreciation for really bad reality TV and takeout.
My first experience with business began at age five when I started working for my dad’s construction company. My job was to put bricks in a bucket so he could hoist them up in order to keep building. However, he taught me a lot more than just how to build things. He taught me how to build relationships and trust with customers. I love helping people and when I’m not at work doing that I love time with the family, especially my son and two daughters.
Some may say I am a sports junkie, so much so, that people used to call me “Coach” on the football field. That taught me how to build relationships and help a variety of individuals. Now, I enjoy coaching individuals through the complex world of health insurance. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young children.
My priorities are God and family, and I’m a sports enthusiast. As a health and life insurance advisor, I’m passionate about developing a trusting relationship that will give my clients an affordable plan with peace of mind!
After a long 10 years in the restaurant industry, I had found OCI to be a phenomenal fit for me. The slower pace while still helping other people makes the insurance world picture perfect. Even though I am as green as it gets to Medicare, if I don’t know the answer to a question, I will keep looking till I find one for you. I love my job but being a mom to a beautiful little boy is by far my favorite. He keeps me on my toes between sports, riding bikes, and “trying” to help walk the dogs. I love watching football on Sunday’s with my fiancé (GO CHIEFS!), having drinks with friends, and jamming out to Stevie Nicks while cooking.
I found OCI at the perfect time. I was in the legal profession dealing with things that left me feeling empty. Working at OCI has lifted my spirits and made me feel a part of something. Although I am new to the world of Medicare, I will always do what I can to find what you are looking for. When I am off the clock I enjoy being a dog mom to two golden doodles, spending time with my family and friends, and jamming to country music!
You might say I’m a coffee snob, you might not. But, then you would be one too. What’s wrong with wanting a good cup of coffee in your hand? It helps me maintain/write code and answer any helpdesk question here at OCI – what, it does?!
When I am not fixing problems and helping people around the office with their computers, I am at home with my wife and six kids (five girls and one boy) tinkering with software, raspberry pis (mini computers) and more often than not playing a video game aka Minecraft, Legend of Zelda.
My wife, Cassandra, and I welcomed our firstborn Jedediah in January 22. I love being creative with my hands and while I do I’m listening to podcasts and audiobooks. I love Star Wars Legends and Brandon Sanderson. I build Halo props and armor and am designing a board game.
Problem-solving has been my favorite part of life! Being able to take a situation and find or search for the best solution to make the end result something amazing!
Outside of work I have a wonderful husband and two crazy and fun little boys! When I am not chasing them around, I am watching football-Huskers, K-State, and Chiefs, Running/working out, drinking a glass of wine to relax, or watching dance videos (it may be an obsession!).
While at work I am continuously trying to assist our teams with marketing items that can help our clients understand what OCI does and how we can help them in their business. I love creating the next “big” idea with our Marketing team and cannot wait to see what the next day has for us!
If you need premium pixel power (translation: graphic design/web design) mixed with a healthy dose of marketing then I’m your go-to resource. When I’m not revising, retouching or retweeting I’m probably enjoying a cup (or three) of espresso, spending time with family or planning the next time I can return to a locale with a beach.
My favorite thing about being CEO of the company is that no one expects much from me. I have 70+ people that I answer to and every one of them is usually nice to me. I love the fact that they keep me around and laugh at my jokes. In addition to having been at the beginnings and watching the company grow, I have also had the pleasure of working with my wife of 42 years, Deb, and our three kids at OCI. I enjoy spending time with my 10 grandchildren, sharing great wines (not with grandkids yet), traveling the world, golf and most of all, living life to the fullest with God at the wheel.
A giver by nature, illustrated by my generous donation of CO2 every day, I love giving all that I can to the mission of OCI. The team here makes it easy to love work because they take a lot of pride in what they do and have a lot of fun doing it. When I’m not at work I help herd our four wonderful children and work to broaden my craft beer knowledge one tasting at a time.
I never grew up wanting to be in the insurance industry (I mean honestly who does) but here I am and couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a rewarding profession. I’m always looking for ways to integrate technology and efficiencies to keep Insurance Simple for all those involved as the industry continues to change. Outside work you can catch me doing just about anything from reading or running to traveling or enjoying a drink or two, but more than likely I’ll be clung to the couch watching cartoons or explaining the rules of a new board game with my wife and three kids.