Innovative Employer Solutions was created in 2000 to provide local busines owners world class options and support to their employees for health and welfare.
Reliable, honest and responsive
Committed top tier client support
Providing Best in Class Employee Benefit Solutions for employers
The IES Team
As a 20 year veteran in the Life/Health/Employee Benefits field, Jim decided to hang his own shingle and created Innovative Employer Solutions in 2000. For almost 21 years, he has specialized in providing successful client solutions. Jim treats his clients like extended family, providing an exemplary level of personal service.
Jim is the father of 6 and papa to 3. In his spare time, he is an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoys supporting his kids in their athletic prowness. Jim has been active the board of two 501C3 organizations, positively impacting the health and welfare of children and those less fortunate.
Casey Van Beek is a small town farm kid from Sanborn, Iowa. In 2000, he moved to the big city of Sioux Falls, SD. He worked in collections, sales, customer service and team management in some of the bigger banks in the area. He built his business on developing great client relationships, a long history of outstanding customer service skills, and a great strategic long term planning mind set to his clients. He started in the benefits business in 2016 and joined Innovative Employer Solutions in 2017. Innovative Employer Solutions has allowed him to expand his business to provide his clients with an overview of multiple products and helping coordinate benefits with many different carriers.
He got married to his lovely wife, Beth, in 2012. They have been blessed with 3 children – Oliver, Harper and Teddy. When he isn’t chasing after his kids, you can find him enjoying time with his extended family and continuing the family tradition of cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Nikki began her insurance career specializing in Supplemental benefits in 2011 . Serving customers throughout Eastern South Dakota, she began to look for an opportunity to offer additional benefits and coverage better able to meet the needs of her clients. In 2015, Nikki joined Innovative Employer Solutions. She was drawn to the integrity within the agency, the focus on service, and ability to offer all life, health, dental, and vision products available in our area; as well as flex spending accounts, HSAs, and Section 125 coordination. Nikki also coordinates the development of new agents within the agency, and broker relationships. She is married to Michael Brown and has 5 children.
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