Eric Deeg joined First West Insurance in July of 2021 to lead our Employee Benefits department. Eric has been a nationally recognized expert in large group health plan consulting and overall benefits advisory services for over 30 years. For the past 25+ years, Eric has primarily been on the brokerage and consulting side of the benefits industry, having managed several large Employee Benefits brokerage and consulting firms in the Pacific Northwest, including a former AON office in Anchorage, Alaska. For the last 9 years, Eric was President & Practice Leader for USI Insurance Services in Anchorage, Alaska. Eric’s specialty and expertise is in fully-insured, self-funded, and consumer-driven health plans for large and small employers. Eric and his wife Nancy enjoy working out, skiing, mountain biking, and walking their Golden Doodle! Eric graduated from Bozeman High School in 1980 and was a 3-sport athlete for the Hawks. Eric's Mom still lives in Bozeman and is a very healthy, active retiree. Nancy raised her twin boys, Rory and Troy, in Bozeman, where they graduated from Bozeman High School in 2014. Eric also remains very close to his 2 steps-sons from a prior marriage, Trevor and Taylor Sheridan.