There are several kinds of people to avoid in the insurance business — some way too pushy, some way too geeky, some I don’t know how they make any money. But if you’re bright and responsive and honest and friendly like the people at Lang, you earn people’s trust. That is who you want to do business with.

I want to walk in the door of my company and see happy people every morning. So we look for the best top end benefits that we can afford. And they have found us both. Lang brought us a great plan, and they went out of their way to summarize things to be understandable to both us, as employers, and our employees, and as a result we have happy employees. They’re experts. And in addition they have an unbeatable combination of passion and intellect and hard work, and they bring us a work product which reflects that. They don’t disappoint, that’s really the key. At the end of the day, they never let me down.

KEN LORCH Partner | Hamilton Thies and Lorch PICTURED ABOVE

“There are several kinds of people to avoid in the insurance business — some way too pushy, some way too geeky, some I don’t know how they make any money. But if you’re bright and responsive and honest and friendly like the people at Lang, you earn people’s trust. That is who you want to do business with.

I want to walk in the door of my company and see happy people every morning. So we look for the best top end benefits that we can afford. And they have found us both. Lang brought us a great plan, and they went out of their way to summarize things to be understandable to both us, as employers, and our employees, and as a result we have happy employees. They’re experts. And in addition they have an unbeatable combination of passion and intellect and hard work, and they bring us a work product which reflects that. They don’t disappoint, that’s really the key. At the end of the day, they never let me down.

KEN LORCH Partner | Hamilton Thies and Lorch PICTURED ABOVE

Our clients are our classroom.

This is how we grow. For the longest time we thought our clients valued the range of products we offered or the carriers we offered them through, and then we asked them and it turned out they value our ideas, our passion, and that we consistently deliver. And that’s good because those are things we can control. Here are a few of our clients on working with us…

As an accountant, many clients look to me as a referral source. Referring another professional can be a risky endeavor. However, when I refer Stacy I never have to worry. She is professional, organized, personable, and follows through. Thank you, Stacy, for making referrals to a competent insurance professional simple.

LARRY GINSBURG Former Audit Partner | Plante Moran

As an accountant, many clients look to me as a referral source. Referring another professional can be a risky endeavor. However, when I refer Stacy I never have to worry. She is professional, organized, personable, and follows through. Thank you, Stacy, for making referrals to a competent insurance professional simple.

LARRY GINSBURG Former Audit Partner | Plante Moran

They know what different insurance companies want and need to make favorable decisions. That’s what they do. Plain and simple. They deliver. When I couldn’t get life insurance anywhere, Stacy and Alana took over. They found the source of the problem, addressed it in a cover letter to the carrier, and came back with a favorable decision. Thank you, Lang Financial!

DAVID SCHWANER Attorney | Schwaner Law Group

They know what different insurance companies want and need to make favorable decisions. That’s what they do. Plain and simple. They deliver. When I couldn’t get life insurance anywhere, Stacy and Alana took over. They found the source of the problem, addressed it in a cover letter to the carrier, and came back with a favorable decision. Thank you, Lang Financial!

DAVID SCHWANER Attorney | Schwaner Law Group

Stacy Kahan Cara Kahan and Joel Heifitz

Stacy grew up with insurance — her dad had the same passion for it. And now Cara has brought that passion and exuberance into the next generation. They’re not trying to sell you — they all have a real love for insurance. They just really care about their clients and believe in it.

Insurance is something you need when you don’t think you need it, and when you need it you’re happy as hell you bought it. In 1999, I didn’t want to buy disability insurance for the 3 of us at the business. Who the hell is going to get hurt? But Stacy made such a compelling case that my ex-CFO did it behind my back. A few years later, I broke my neck in an accident and lost the use of my legs, but because of Stacy’s passion and persistence, I’ll never have to sell my house or rely on the generosity of friends and family — and either will my children. I will be financially independent for the rest of my life, and I owe that to Stacy. Thank you, Stacy, for looking out for my best interests.

JOEL HEIFITZ CEO | Concept Laboratories PICTURED ABOVE

“Stacy grew up with insurance — her dad had the same passion for it. And now Cara has brought that passion and exuberance into the next generation. They’re not trying to sell you — they all have a real love for insurance. They just really care about their clients and believe in it.

Insurance is something you need when you don’t think you need it, and when you need it you’re happy as hell you bought it. In 1999, I didn’t want to buy disability insurance for the 3 of us at the business. Who the hell is going to get hurt? But Stacy made such a compelling case that my ex-CFO did it behind my back. A few years later, I broke my neck in an accident and lost the use of my legs, but because of Stacy’s passion and persistence, I’ll never have to sell my house or rely on the generosity of friends and family — and either will my children. I will be financially independent for the rest of my life, and I owe that to Stacy. Thank you, Stacy, for looking out for my best interests.

JOEL HEIFITZ CEO | Concept Laboratories PICTURED ABOVE

Lang Financial has worked with Bridgeview Bank Group and BBMC over the last 10+ years because of their ability to bring strong and efficient programs to our bank and mortgage company. They advocate tirelessly on behalf of Bridgeview Bank Group ensuring a comprehensive line-up of benefits that attracted world class employees.

Working hard to negotiate with the carriers, bringing in excellent rates. Many millions of dollars were saved with Lang’s expert skillset and care in making it a priority. Our long relationship is because Lang has been easy to deal with, professional and took care each day with our account. This level of care, accessibility and good work has made Lang a trusted partner to us for the long haul.

TRIPP HELMUTH Human Resources Director | Bridgeview Bank Group

“Lang Financial has worked with Bridgeview Bank Group and BBMC over the last 10+ years because of their ability to bring strong and efficient programs to our bank and mortgage company. They advocate tirelessly on behalf of Bridgeview Bank Group ensuring a comprehensive line-up of benefits that attracted world class employees.

Working hard to negotiate with the carriers, bringing in excellent rates. Many millions of dollars were saved with Lang’s expert skillset and care in making it a priority. Our long relationship is because Lang has been easy to deal with, professional and took care each day with our account. This level of care, accessibility and good work has made Lang a trusted partner to us for the long haul.”

TRIPP HELMUTH Human Resources Director | Bridgeview Bank Group

In the nonprofit world, benefits are of even greater value because it’s a higher percentage of the compensation. And if you’re in the mental healthcare business, it would be hypocritical if you don’t have a good policy to deal with your own needs. And they understand that as a social services nonprofit, every dime matters. If we spend it somewhere else we’re not spending it on direct service to our clients. Lang helps us do the very best we can with the dollars we have, to design optimal plans for our staff. We matter. That’s the difference-maker. They’re passionate people and they repeatedly show you that your business matters a great deal to them.

It took them 2 years to convince me to sign up with an outside agency to take care of Cobra requirements. Even when they stand to make nothing on it, they’re really good at reminding me about things and making sure we remain in compliance. Their customer service goes way beyond any insurance agency I’ve ever worked with. They’re incredibly prompt. Sandy Zigmond has been outstanding in responding to questions and helping our staff get things done. Response times are terrific, courtesy and graciousness with the staff is noticeable. They follow up and make sure that things get down the way people want them done.

Nonprofits run on passion. And I’m learning that even in the for-profit world, passion can be fueled in large part by your clients. To meet people who bring the same kind of passion to their work that we do, seems unlikely but they do.

BILL WALLACE Finance Director | Thrive Counseling Center

“In the nonprofit world, benefits are of even greater value because it’s a higher percentage of the compensation. And if you’re in the mental healthcare business, it would be hypocritical if you don’t have a good policy to deal with your own needs. And they understand that as a social services nonprofit, every dime matters. If we spend it somewhere else we’re not spending it on direct service to our clients. Lang helps us do the very best we can with the dollars we have, to design optimal plans for our staff. We matter. That’s the difference-maker. They’re passionate people and they repeatedly show you that your business matters a great deal to them.

It took them 2 years to convince me to sign up with an outside agency to take care of Cobra requirements. Even when they stand to make nothing on it, they’re really good at reminding me about things and making sure we remain in compliance. Their customer service goes way beyond any insurance agency I’ve ever worked with. They’re incredibly prompt. Sandy Zigmond has been outstanding in responding to questions and helping our staff get things done. Response times are terrific, courtesy and graciousness with the staff is noticeable. They follow up and make sure that things get down the way people want them done.

Nonprofits run on passion. And I’m learning that even in the for-profit world, passion can be fueled in large part by your clients. To meet people who bring the same kind of passion to their work that we do, seems unlikely but they do.

BILL WALLACE Finance Director | Thrive Counseling Center

For a nonprofit, benefits is what attracts talent, because our compensation in terms of salary isn’t very high. Lang helped us put together a fairly robust and enticing benefits package for a great price. A lot of people have stayed with us as a result. They’re exhaustive. Lang finds the best benefits for KYC at the best rate that’s out there, with the most honesty. And then they help you communicate those benefits. They come out and do a whole presentation and answer the tough questions and run through the numbers. And they’ll take a 75 page benefits book and reduce it to a one-pager for every single person on your staff, literally, through the excel spreadsheets they create.

We get courted by the bigger insurance brokerage firms all the time. No thanks. I like that Lang is accessible. I don’t have to talk to an assistant or customer service rep. I can pick up the phone and talk directly to Cara. CEO to CEO. Cara is really knowledgeable, and there’s also a passion for making sure people know what their benefits are and what the opportunities are. It’s a unique gift.

Benefits is 10% of our budget and I’m planning 4 or 5 years ahead, so I need to know what the insurance landscape is going to look like and I don’t have the time to try to do that internally. They do all the analysis for me that allows me to prepare for the future. A couple years ago, we had planned a 10% benefits increase, but somehow the budget only accounted for a 7% increase. And Stacy comes in she’s like Ohhhhhhhhh. And somehow they ended up finding some other plan with roughly the same benefits, no extra cost to employees, and they actually saved us a percentage. Amazing. That was a huge win.

I’m a lawyer; I don’t need a lot of fluff. And Stacy’s not afraid to have the difficult conversation with you. You’re not going to like it but you need it. That’s why I trust Lang — they give it to me straight. No mincing words. We all need someone who’s willing to have those conversations. It’s almost like family, like, Hey, let me give you some advice… I like that.

Thorough, honest, exhaustive, straightforward, diligent. That’s Lang!

GRACE HONG DUFFIN President & CEO | Kenneth Young Center PICTURED ABOVE

“For a nonprofit, benefits is what attracts talent, because our compensation in terms of salary isn’t very high. Lang helped us put together a fairly robust and enticing benefits package for a great price. A lot of people have stayed with us as a result. They’re exhaustive. Lang finds the best benefits for KYC at the best rate that’s out there, with the most honesty. And then they help you communicate those benefits. They come out and do a whole presentation and answer the tough questions and run through the numbers. And they’ll take a 75 page benefits book and reduce it to a one-pager for every single person on your staff, literally, through the excel spreadsheets they create.

We get courted by the bigger insurance brokerage firms all the time. No thanks. I like that Lang is accessible. I don’t have to talk to an assistant or customer service rep. I can pick up the phone and talk directly to Cara. CEO to CEO. Cara is really knowledgeable, and there’s also a passion for making sure people know what their benefits are and what the opportunities are. It’s a unique gift.

Benefits is 10% of our budget and I’m planning 4 or 5 years ahead, so I need to know what the insurance landscape is going to look like and I don’t have the time to try to do that internally. They do all the analysis for me that allows me to prepare for the future. A couple years ago, we had planned a 10% benefits increase, but somehow the budget only accounted for a 7% increase. And Stacy comes in she’s like Ohhhhhhhhh. And somehow they ended up finding some other plan with roughly the same benefits, no extra cost to employees, and they actually saved us a percentage. Amazing. That was a huge win.

I’m a lawyer; I don’t need a lot of fluff. And Stacy’s not afraid to have the difficult conversation with you. You’re not going to like it but you need it. That’s why I trust Lang — they give it to me straight. No mincing words. We all need someone who’s willing to have those conversations. It’s almost like family, like, Hey, let me give you some advice… I like that.

Thorough, honest, exhaustive, straightforward, diligent. That’s Lang!”

GRACE HONG DUFFIN President & CEO | Kenneth Young Center PICTURED ABOVE

They set a very high standard for themselves because they’re passionate about their work, and we get the benefit of that. For instance, they work it until they find that sweet spot — not over-insured, not under-insured, just the best strategic plan for both our employees and our company.

They’re always pushing us forward. The job market has become so tight and they help keep us competitive by advising us on how our benefits stack up and how we can communicate that. Their customer service is just exceptional. They talk to HR monthly, and there are probably all kinds of issues they resolve without us even knowing. They absorb the bumps and make it seem seamless.

TIM DANIELS President | Accurate Biometrics

“They set a very high standard for themselves because they’re passionate about their work, and we get the benefit of that. For instance, they work it until they find that sweet spot — not over-insured, not under-insured, just the best strategic plan for both our employees and our company.

They’re always pushing us forward. The job market has become so tight and they help keep us competitive by advising us on how our benefits stack up and how we can communicate that. Their customer service is just exceptional. They talk to HR monthly, and there are probably all kinds of issues they resolve without us even knowing. They absorb the bumps and make it seem seamless.”

TIM DANIELS President | Accurate Biometrics

My firm has been working with Stacy and Lang Financial Group for almost 10 years. She has always worked diligently on our behalf and solved problems that were complex in nature. Lang Financial’s team represents us well and their work is always excellent. I would recommend them highly.

DAVID S. EVANS Chairman and CEO | Glencoe Capital

“My firm has been working with Stacy and Lang Financial Group for almost 10 years. She has always worked diligently on our behalf and solved problems that were complex in nature. Lang Financial’s team represents us well and their work is always excellent. I would recommend them highly.”

DAVID S. EVANS Chairman and CEO | Glencoe Capital

No matter what the question or problem, Stacy always solves it quickly and to your complete satisfaction. We consider Stacy an indispensable member of our support team. She is always looking ahead for us as we grow, insisting on quality at the best possible process. We have recommended Stacy to a number of our clients, and will continue to do so.

NEVILLE ROY SINGHAM Former Chairman | ThoughtWorks Inc.

“No matter what the question or problem, Stacy always solves it quickly and to your complete satisfaction. We consider Stacy an indispensable member of our support team. She is always looking ahead for us as we grow, insisting on quality at the best possible process. We have recommended Stacy to a number of our clients, and will continue to do so.”

NEVILLE ROY SINGHAM Former Chairman | ThoughtWorks Inc.

In a world where customer service is a thing of the past, Lang Financial renews my faith in what it means to be a valued client. You don’t get that from many vendors. It’s a rare treat to find a company like Lang.

Stacy is very smart and has the most amazing attitude and energy that she has transmitted to her daughters. I walk away from our meetings feeling uplifted not only by how well they’ve addressed our concerns, but by their vitality. Stacy, Cara, and Alana are invested in our organization and have taken the time to really know us and understand how we function. They’re so committed to finding the best solutions that they feel like partners not vendors.

NANCY HOLAB NEVINS Executive Director | Am Yisrael Congregation

“In a world where customer service is a thing of the past, Lang Financial renews my faith in what it means to be a valued client. You don’t get that from many vendors. It’s a rare treat to find a company like Lang.

Stacy is very smart and has the most amazing attitude and energy that she has transmitted to her daughters. I walk away from our meetings feeling uplifted not only by how well they’ve addressed our concerns, but by their vitality. Stacy, Cara, and Alana are invested in our organization and have taken the time to really know us and understand how we function. They’re so committed to finding the best solutions that they feel like partners not vendors.

NANCY HOLAB NEVINS Executive Director | Am Yisrael Congregation

David Goodman Cara Kahan and Alana Kahan

I’ve been through this at my old firm, choosing a plan with brokerages that made it needlessly complicated, so I was dreading it. But Cara made what I thought was going to be the most complicated piece in starting my firm into the least complicated piece. She wanted to earn my business and she did, with way better service than I’ve otherwise found out there.

Though I’m not their most lucrative contract by a long shot, they took all kinds of time with me and that’s what’s different. This is a company that’s incentivized by what’s best for me, not for them or the carrier.

DAVID GOODMAN Founder & Partner | Goodman Law Group|Chicago PICTURED ABOVE

“I’ve been through this at my old firm, choosing a plan with brokerages that made it needlessly complicated, so I was dreading it. But Cara made what I thought was going to be the most complicated piece in starting my firm into the least complicated piece. She wanted to earn my business and she did, with way better service than I’ve otherwise found out there.

Though I’m not their most lucrative contract by a long shot, they took all kinds of time with me and that’s what’s different. This is a company that’s incentivized by what’s best for me, not for them or the carrier.

DAVID GOODMAN Founder & Partner | Goodman Law Group|Chicago PICTURED ABOVE

I sourced Lang Financial Group in time of need. They were very responsive & got the Business! First I got the group insurance for my business, and that was working well, so then I got an individual policy, too. Both times they found a policy that worked really well. Very happy with them. Great customer service.

RICHARD SALTZMAN President | Banner Wholesale Foods

“I sourced Lang Financial Group in time of need. They were very responsive & got the Business! First I got the group insurance for my business, and that was working well, so then I got an individual policy, too. Both times they found a policy that worked really well. Very happy with them. Great customer service.

RICHARD SALTZMAN President | Banner Wholesale Foods

Stacy understands entrepreneurial businesses because she’s an entrepreneur herself. She’s positive and practical and has a way of aligning all the interests so that everyone is being thoughtful about how they spend their money around benefits.

When I recommend Stacy to my clients it’s because I know she’s going to get them to a right answer for their unique needs. And she’s going to be involved every step of the way.

MICHAEL GRAY Partner | Neal Gerber Law

Stacy understands entrepreneurial businesses because she’s an entrepreneur herself. She’s positive and practical and has a way of aligning all the interests so that everyone is being thoughtful about how they spend their money around benefits.

When I recommend Stacy to my clients it’s because I know she’s going to get them to a right answer for their unique needs. And she’s going to be involved every step of the way.”

MICHAEL GRAY Partner | Neal Gerber Law

Sandy Kahan and Peter Haleas

Their first motivation is to do whatever is best for your company no matter what it takes and that’s rare. Over the 13 years that we worked together, the bank grew from 200 to 1000 employees, and we couldn’t have done it without LFG handling the whole group health insurance aspect for us. They were more than up to the challenge. This team can handle anything and handle it flawlessly. Group health insurance is complicated, and these people are the experts. Extremely bright and capable. They helped us find a plan that was great for both the employer and the employee.

Just one warning: this company will spoil you! If for some reason you have to work with another company, it will hurt.

PETER HALEAS Former Chairman | Bridgeview Bank Group PICTURED ABOVE

Their first motivation is to do whatever is best for your company no matter what it takes and that’s rare. Over the 13 years that we worked together, the bank grew from 200 to 1000 employees, and we couldn’t have done it without LFG handling the whole group health insurance aspect for us. They were more than up to the challenge. This team can handle anything and handle it flawlessly. Group health insurance is complicated, and these people are the experts. Extremely bright and capable. They helped us find a plan that was great for both the employer and the employee.

Just one warning: this company will spoil you! If for some reason you have to work with another company, it will hurt.

PETER HALEAS Former Chairman | Bridgeview Bank Group PICTURED ABOVE

It’s not easy to get a claim paid. There’s lots of paperwork and correspondence and Lang talked us through each step to make sure we did it right. Alana was vigilant! She regularly checked on our progress, our doctors’ progress and the insurance company’s claims process and made sure we were paid.

We did our part, we paid our Long-Term Care premiums. But when it came time for the insurance company to pay our claim, we needed Lang Financial’s help. Finally — a company that holds insurance companies responsible for honoring their promises!

Lang isn’t like other insurance agencies. They don’t disappear after the policy is signed. They make sure that insurance companies keep their promises. That’s what insurance is all about – promises that are kept. That’s what Lang is all about.

JOYCE & BOB EVANS

“It’s not easy to get a claim paid. There’s lots of paperwork and correspondence and Lang talked us through each step to make sure we did it right. Alana was vigilant! She regularly checked on our progress, our doctors’ progress and the insurance company’s claims process and made sure we were paid.

We did our part, we paid our Long-Term Care premiums. But when it came time for the insurance company to pay our claim, we needed Lang Financial’s help. Finally — a company that holds insurance companies responsible for honoring their promises!

Lang isn’t like other insurance agencies. They don’t disappear after the policy is signed. They make sure that insurance companies keep their promises. That’s what insurance is all about – promises that are kept. That’s what Lang is all about.

JOYCE & BOB EVANS

Wonderful to work with. And they hold that balance between what’s in our best interest as employers and what’s in the best interest of our employees. There’s the obvious economics of providing a better insurance program to your employees, but there’s also the intangible — the confidence that our people are being looked after well. That’s a good feeling.

No one’s trying to run up some insurance fees here. It’s the opposite. These are people who work hard and go the extra mile to find what’s best for you and your employees. They do a lot of things you don’t even ask for. For instance we have a number of Spanish-speaking employees, and even though they speak English too, they brought in an interpreter to make sure that they understand their options and make the best choice of what’s available to them.

Things change, and reacting to the changing workplace laws and regulations is something they do really well. They let me worry about other things, not compliance. When I think of them I smile because, first they’re wonderful to work with, but also they always make something good happen. The results are always positive, very positive.

CRAIG GOLDEN Principal | Bluestar Properties

“Wonderful to work with. And they hold that balance between what’s in our best interest as employers and what’s in the best interest of our employees. There’s the obvious economics of providing a better insurance program to your employees, but there’s also the intangible — the confidence that our people are being looked after well. That’s a good feeling.

No one’s trying to run up some insurance fees here. It’s the opposite. These are people who work hard and go the extra mile to find what’s best for you and your employees. They do a lot of things you don’t even ask for. For instance we have a number of Spanish-speaking employees, and even though they speak English too, they brought in an interpreter to make sure that they understand their options and make the best choice of what’s available to them.

Things change, and reacting to the changing workplace laws and regulations is something they do really well. They let me worry about other things, not compliance. When I think of them I smile because, first they’re wonderful to work with, but also they always make something good happen. The results are always positive, very positive.

CRAIG GOLDEN Principal | Bluestar Properties

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