Debbie is the founder and president of The Diamond Benefit Group (TDBG). TDBG was established in 1996 and has continued to grow with a loyal and diverse clientele. Prior to establishing her own consulting business, Debbie specialized in partially self-funded employee health benefit plans for over five years. Debbie works with small to medium size employers handling all facets of their employee health benefits. Debbie also works with individuals who need access to individual health insurance. Although the industry and market continues to change constantly, one thing has never changed. Above all else, Debbie respects and honors relations by providing “old fashion” personal service.
Debbie currently holds an active life and health license in Texas, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Debbie is very passionate about continuing education as well as self-improvement which is why Debbie has worked towards receiving many professional designations and certifications. Debbie’s most recent accomplishment is completion of the prestigious PPACA certification. The PPACA certification requires success completion of an exam after a high-level 10 hour course that identifies the key technical components of PPACA and a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of healthcare reform.
Debbie holds the advanced degree of Chartered Benefit Consultant (ACBS) designating her as an expert in H S A’s and other alternative funding benefit programs. Debbie also holds the prestigious designation of Registered Health Underwriter (RHU). The RHU designation demonstrates a high level of knowledge about the principles and practices governing disability income and the health insurance business. Debbie has also received her Small Group Specialist (SgS) certification, Chartered Healthcare Consultants (ChHC) designation, Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designation, and is certified to work within the Federal Marketplace.
Among various associations, Debbie is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, the Dallas Association of Health Underwriters, and the Ft. Worth Association of Health Underwriters. Debbie and her husband of 25+ years have two children who are both in college. Although she grew up on the east coast, she considers herself a Texas native now. Debbie enjoys volunteering her time in the community, working out, gardening, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family & friends.