Our Team

BPA Troxell Benefits

A national leader in employee benefits brokerage & consulting.

Team Member Profile

Jeff Gilmore


Jeff grew up on a farm just outside Bloomington, IL, and attended Tri-Valley and Bloomington High School before graduating from University of Illinois in 1990.  Jeff began his career in the insurance industry with MetLife after graduating.  In 1999 he helped start Benefit Planning Associates (BPA) and helped grow the company to one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Downstate Illinois.  Jeff has taught several classes on healthcare reform to students at Illinois State University.  Jeff primarily works with large employers and specializes in ways to help them reduce costs and increase efficiencies within their benefit programs.  He has served on the Board of Directors at Project Oz and currently serves as an advisory board member for Soy Capital Bank. Jeff and his wife, Danielle, live in Bloomington with their 5 children, Jacob, Jack, Ella, Madison, and Mia.  

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our attitudes." - Charles Swindoll