Our Team

Here is what your Springfield Missouri "Friends with Benefits" are all about and what we bring to the game.

Knowledgeable, Strong, Accountable and making good on Promises, words all companies seem to use but few ever deliver on them. Benefits Unlimited, Incorporated and Shomebenefits.com not only deliver on these words but prove them through an uncompromisable commitment to service, superior products and a genuine willingness to listen to what our clients true needs are when it comes to health and life insurance benefits.

Knowledge is gained by years of experience by our agents and dedication to an industry. We have over 100 years of combined health and life benefits experience. Our total emphasis is on managing the health and life insurance needs of our clients. That is it. We do not try to be experts in anything else. Health and life benefits are all we do and everything we know.

Strength is built upon a foundation of valued clients and the integrity that is earned through the companies we represent to every client. Our strength is in our people and the thousands of clients we provide services to each year. Strength ensures longevity, which is why we have been right here in the Ozarks for over 15 years as a company you can count on.

Accountability is not just a word but also a business life style. Our President, Darren Coffman directs our company with the common sense knowledge that a company’s true character can only be seen and measured by how they treat others. Our clients are cared for as if we depend on them for our own survival! That’s because we do.

Promises are only good if they are kept. Since the true measure of anyone is based upon his or her own words and keeping them, we pride ourselves with sharing with you these testimonials from a few of our invaluable clients.

-Darren R Coffman

Darren R Coffman

Darren Coffman has served as President of Benefits Unlimited, Incorporated and Shomebenefits.com since 1994. Darren has over 34 years of experience in managing the health and life insurance needs of businesses and individuals throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. A Cum Laude graduate of Missouri State University with degrees in business and psychology, Darren is a long time resident of the Ozarks with his offices in Springfield, Missouri. Licensed in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Illinois.

dcoffman@benefitsunlimitedinc.com
800-808-8664 Ext. 21
Darren R Coffman

Melanie Noakes

Melanie Noakes serves as Senior Company Vice-president of Benefits Unlimited, Incorporated. Melanie manages the administrative processes of the company managing all financial aspects from purchasing to agent compensation. With an extensive background of customer service, underwriting and marketing she has been active with the Company since 1994 directing all monetary matters. Melanie is a life-time resident of the Ozarks

info@benefitsunlimitedinc.com
800-808-8664
Melanie Noakes

Kim Marlay

Kim Marlay, Operations Manager has been with Benefits Unlimited since 1998 and has over 14 years experience in the Health and Life insurance industry. Kim oversees all operations from agent compensation, underwriting and departmental management control. Kim is a lifetime resident of the Ozarks. She has expert skills in health enrollment, underwriting communications with carriers and financial accounting. Kim serves from our Springfield, Missouri offices.

kmarlay@benefitsunlimitedinc.com
800-808-8664 Ext. 19
Kim Marlay

Erin Mantia

Erin Mantia serves as Director of Individual Marketing. As a graduate of Missouri State University and a licensed health and life agent, Erin comes from Kansas City, Missouri and provides client and agent support in new sales. Erin's skills in computer technologies in the health insurance industry help guide both client and agent in determining appropriate plan designs to meet financial realities. A longtime resident of the Ozarks her expertise in the individual medical market, knowledge of Medicare supplement coverages and individual underwriting criteria, make her a valuable component to our individual medical sales team.

emantia@benefitsunlimitedinc.com
800-808-8664 Ext. 24
Erin Mantia

Rick Jester

Richard Jester serves as Senior Vice-president of health and life sales. Rick has been a team member since 1994 with Benefits Unlimited, Inc. Rick’s vast knowledge of senior products provides great value to these special clients who need assistance in navigating through the governmental requirements of Medicare. With over 24 years of experience, Rick also provides guidance to a wealth of both small businesses and individuals in the management of their health insurance needs. Rick attended Missouri State University and is active within their athletic departments to this day.

info@benefitsunlimitedinc.com
800-808-8664 Ext. 27
Rick Jester

Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole serves as Director of Client Relations for Benefits Unlimited, Inc. Jennifer provides customer service for the Company’s group members and Individuals by offering support with claims, enrollment and much more. Jennifer has extensive background experience in customer service and sales. Jennifer joined our group in September of 2012.

info@benefitsunlimitedinc.com
800-808-8664 Ext. 25
Jennifer Cole

We have received the highest honor available, The Elite Plus Circle of Champions awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for our contribution and services in helping secure coverage for qualified individuals and families.