Tim Carney joins BrightBenefits as Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

  • December 11, 2019
Tim Carney joins BrightBenefits as Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

BrightBenefits, a recently established dental and vision insurance company, is pleased to welcome Tim Carney as Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer. Carney has the primary responsibility of building, leading and overseeing the activities of the sales team, identifying new markets, as well as designing and delivering special programs and partnerships for the company.

BrightBenefits is a national dental and vision insurance business lead by long-time insurance industry expert, Danny Bentley. BrightBenefits’ focus is on providing employee benefits, products and services that help employers and their employees protect their families.

“Tim is a confident leader who is successful in advancing initiatives that aid in business development, product development and growing revenue. We are pleased for him to join the BrightBenefits team as we launch a dental and vision employee benefits product line,” said Danny Bentley, BrightBenefits President.

Most recently, Carney served as Vice President of Commercial Sales for Avesis, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. During his career there he expanded territories, improved lead generation and introduced strategic partnerships. Carney was also integral to developing new products and initiating marketing campaigns, promotions and communications for healthcare partners.

Prior to joining Avesis, Carney served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Davis Vision, the nation’s third largest vision insurer with approximately 22 million members

“I look forward to collaborating with Danny on building a solid framework for BrightBenefits. This is an exciting opportunity for me to help drive initiatives that can lead to sustainable future growth and make an impact on employee benefits,” said Carney.

Carney holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Carney is a former United States Marine and has served on the boards for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, American Red Cross-Arkansas and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.


About BrightBenefits

Established in 2019, BrightBenefits, a national dental and vision insurance business, is a strategic partnership between National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) and Insurance Capital Group (ICG). NGL and ICG, through its Federal Life Group, Inc. affiliate, have jointly developed and launched BrightBenefits. Policies will be issued by Commercial Travelers Insurance Company, an A.M. Best A- (Excellent) rated affiliate of NGL, in which Federal Life will make a significant equity investment, subject to receiving regulatory approval. For more information, go to

About National Guardian Life Insurance Company

Established in 1909, National Guardian Life Insurance Company is an insurance company headquartered in Madison, Wis. Licensed to do business in 49 states and the Distric of Columbia, NGL markets preneed and individual life and annuities, as well as group markets products. NGL is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Information about NGL can be found at;  Facebook: and LinkedIn:

Commercial Travelers Life Insurance Company (CT), which has been providing insurance coverage since 1883 and became a wholly owned, stock subsidiary of National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) in 2017.

About Insurance Capital Group

Insurance Capital Group is a holding company which acquires and makes investments in insurance businesses across targeted sectors with a focus on sponsored demutualizations and other complex conversion transactions. Our objective is to create long term shareholder value as measured by growth in tangible book value through the ownership and oversight of our partner companies. For more information about us, visit

About Federal Life Group, Inc.

Federal Life Group, Inc. (OTCMKTS:  FLFG) is the parent of Federal Life Insurance Company (“FLIC”), an independently operated provider of quality life insurance and annuity products, incorporated in 1899. FLIC is headquartered in Riverwoods, Illinois, a suburb approximately thirty miles north of Chicago. FLIC is proud of its longstanding tradition of financial strength and stability and serves over 28,000 policyholders. For more information, go to


Ratings current as of 02/21/19. National Guardian Life Insurance Company is not affiliated with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America a/k/a The Guardian or Guardian Life.