JA Announces Account Executive Recieves Her CEBS Designation

Bedford, IN (March 17, 2020) – JA Benefits, one of Indiana’s leading employee benefits broker-consulting firms, is excited to announce that Sue Dukeman, account executive at JA, has received her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.

The CEBS designation is a credential that recognizes the depth and relevance of critical knowledge achieved by a benefits advisor. The CEBS curriculum pulls from the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) curriculum to build a total benefits perspective. This designation is achieved by successfully completing all five required courses and passing exams.

“I am excited and honored to receive this designation,” Dukeman said. “A lot of hard work and time went into completing this designation. I started the journey over 2 years ago and am delighted to see it through. I am also grateful for the support and encouragement I received from my fellow co-workers at JA.”

Since joining the JA Magic in December of 2017 as an Account Executive, Dukeman has demonstrated her expertise and eagerness to help employees confidently navigate through the complexities of their benefits. Dukeman began her career as a Financial Advisor/Insurance Specialist. Before joining JA Benefits, she served as a Retirement Plan Consultant/Plan Administrator at Indiana University for 9 years.

Outside of the office, Sue enjoys gardening, hiking, and quality time in the kitchen as a Sous Chef for her husband. She is also a die-hard Hoosier sports fan. Dukeman came to Bloomington IN to attend Indiana University. After graduation she, like man others, decided to make Bloomington her home.

“We are extremely happy for Sue, and this next step in her career,” said Chris Johnson, CEO at JA Benefits. “This designation is well deserved and is a result of Sue’s continued perseverance and expertise.”

For more information on JA, please contact Sharon Saunders, Executive Assistant, at (812) 279-9500.


About JA

Since 1988, JA has delivered difference to the field of employee benefits through truly innovative solutions, accompanied by vision, clarity and guidance. Bedford, Indiana based, JA is one of Indiana’s leading employee benefit consulting firms, specializing in self-funding, as well as fully insured health plans for emerging, mid-market, and large employers. JA is built on a foundation of focused and talented experts. This core strength allows JA to deliver an unsurpassed experience for their clients. Through their firm commitment to creating meaningful outcomes, JA engages to help clients understand and experience the difference in having a true benefits partner. JA believes that each client’s journey has multiple destinations unique to them and that success is determined by not only what JA delivers, but in how they get there. JA invites you to experience a true partner for your employee benefits. Join JA for the Journey Ahead.

JA provides a wide array of client-focused services, including insurance and benefit planning, cost management, performance reporting, compliance services, benefit technology and communications. As well as many professional services, including actuarial services, claims data analysis, legislative compliance, human resources tools, and specialized pharmacy benefits. For more information, visit www.jabenefits.com.