Carrier Distinctions


Of upmost importance to the employers we service is the relationship Linden Group has built and maintains with the health and ancillary insurance carriers of the market.  Our Premier status with top-rated insurance companies has evolved based on our growth and expertise.

Linden Group is an independent brokerage firm with no “underlying” ties to any insurance carrier.  We work on behalf of our employer group clients and are committed to recommending only the insurance products which are in the best interest of the customer.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)                   

Linden Group has been a constant top producing agency with BCBSIL since 1988. Currently, Linden Group represents over 400 employer groups with BCBSIL and these groups account for over 15,000 covered lives. In addition, Linden Group has a persistency rate of 96% and joins an exclusive group of brokerage firms in Illinois to achieve BlueLeader Platinum status.

Linden Group is a charter member of BCBSIL’s Producer Advisory Council and has been a permanent presence on the Council since its inception.  Linden Group is ranked “Top 3” for Total Small Group Block amongst Illinois Small Group Agencies.


In 2012, Linden Group was the #1 agency in the Chicago market for medical membership.  Linden Group is also proud to be among a select group of brokers in Chicago that make up Humana’s Midwest Regional Broker Council.  The strong partnership Humana has established with Linden Group is instrumental in helping employers make more informed decisions that can help control costs and improve the well-being of their employees.

With over 80 Humana accounts and representing over $12 million in premium, Linden Group is a multiple “Leaders Club” qualifier since 1993. Linden Group is ranked “Top 10” for New Sales amongst Illinois Group Agencies (3,000+ producers).


UnitedHealthcare (UHC)                                            

In 2012, Linden Group was one of the top producing agencies dedicated to the small / medium size marketplace for new business placement.  As a result of the strong partnership with United Healthcare, Linden Group has been awarded to be a member of the United Advantage program.  United Advantage is a very exclusive program designed for top-performing broker agencies. 

Linden Group was also named as one of UnitedHealthcare’s Gold United Advantage agencies, a top honor in the program.  Only 20 agencies throughout the entire state of Illinois have obtained this level with UHC.  Linden Group is a member of the UnitedHealthcare Regional Broker Advisory Council. UHC obtains unique insight from brokers like Linden Group to help better design and implement strategies which will benefit clients and members.


Principal Financial Group                                               

For the last three consecutive years, Linden Group has been one of the top 5 producers for new coverages.  In addition, Linden Group’s persistency rate has been 95% or more during that same timeframe, also ranking in the top 5 nationally for agencies. From a local standpoint, in the Chicago market, Linden Group has been the #1 brokerage firm for the past three consecutive years for both new business and persistency.

Linden Group is one of few producers who have been a Platinum Member of the Group Benefits Privilege Partner Program every year since the group’s inception in 2011.



For the past 7 years, Linden Group has lead the Chicago office in lines of coverage written, and maintains its position in the top 5% of producers in regards to non-medical premium earned in 2012. Linden Group’s total block of business, both new and renewals, also ranks in the top 3% of all producers.

Linden Group has been identified by Guardian as a premier partner earning the distinct recognition of being a Gold producer.


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