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Educational Consultants
1001 Ogden Ave.
Suite 203
Downers Grove, IL

Financial Consultants
1717 North Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL

We gladly use video conferencing for clients who are unable to meet in person.

Jim Novak, as National Marketing Director for Health Care Solutions Team, has consulted small business owners, their families and their employees in the Health Insurance field for almost 30 years, providing affordable options to navigate the maze that has become Healthcare Benefits in today’s marketplace. It’s critical for small business to understand HDHPs, HSAs, Qualified HSA Funding Distribution (QHFD) and Retirement Medical Expenses. He specializes in annual reviews to reduce burdensome healthcare costs for the small business owner.


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