Did you know?
  • Diabetes affects an estimated 18.2 million Americans and the number rises each year.
  • Apples are a great source of fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
  • During a 24-hour time period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times.
  • Human blood travels 60,000 miles (96,450 km) per day on its journey through the body.
  • The material spread by sneezing can travel 2-3 meters, at a speed of around 150 km/hour, so it's a very efficient way of spreading germs.
  • 45 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication.
  • The price of prescription drugs has risen 15 percent every year since 1998.
  • Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
  • 74 percent of Americans are affected by some type of gum disease or gingivitis.
  • 51 million school hours per year are lost because of dental related illnesses.
  • Someone who is 35 years old has a 50 percent chance of disability for 90 days or more before they turn 65.
  • The most common chronic conditions listed for limitation on working are back disorders.
  • American families with insurance pay a hidden tax of roughly $1,000 for the cost of caring for people without insurance
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States
  • 1 in every 3 deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
  • About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet.
  • Life Insurance benefits are generally not subject to income tax. These benefits can go directly to your beneficiaries without going through probate.
  • People who tend to drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.
  • Cigarette smoking accounts for about 1/3rd of all cancers, including 90% of lung cancer cases.
  • More than 200,000 visits to emergency rooms around the country each year are because of prescription drug abuse.
  • Exercise can decrease ‘stress hormones' like cortisol, and increase endorphins, your body's ‘feel-good’ chemicals, giving your mood a natural boost.
  • New research has shown that dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can lower blood pressure.
  • Keep blinking – it washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears.
  • Remember 20-20-20. Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer screen & spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away, minimum.

Our Values

Clients Rely On Our Values. Every employee at The Timberland Group shares one thing in common, and that is to provide the very best representation to our clients. We do this by embracing a common set of values that drive our business decisions. We provide our clients with a knowledgeable team of insurance professionals that perform their duties with integrity. We are always finding better alternatives and more innovative solutions to help our clients manage their benefits program. Most importantly, we hold ourselves accountable for the well-being of the programs we represent. It is our core values that make The Timberland Group stand apart from our competition.


Sound Ideas = Smart Decisions

We provide the know-how and resources to assist our clients when making smart decisions about their benefits program. Our professional staff provides consultation on all health, disability, and life products as well as advice on all areas of benefit administration. We also offer expertise in retirement plans. Listening to our clients' needs to contain costs while preserving competitive benefits is then developed into a strategic business plan tailored specifically to each client. We assign an experienced full-service support team dedicated to service excellence.

We have been able to rely on The Timberland Group to keep us informed of changes in the industry. As a result, we would recommend the Timberland Group to any employer looking for an agency that provides a high level of support and technical knowledge. Controller, Mid-Sized CPA Firm Madison Heights, MI


Good Judgement = trusted results

Honesty and integrity are at the center of everything we do from developing business plans, implementing new programs or providing ongoing service to our clients and their employees. We take our role very seriously because good health and financial stability are important to every employer and their employees. Sound judgement, good advice, and a balanced approach from our qualified team will help you make the right decisions at the right time. We are committed to our clients in a relationship that is built on respect and loyalty. Our clients trust us to do the right thing.

Since joining forces with the Timberland Group, our perception of insurance agencies and their capabilities has positively changed. As a company, we are very pleased with the commitment and respect The Timberland Group shares in our future goals and objectives. Human Resources Director, Not for Profit Organization, Detroit, MI


Creative Solutions = Customized Plans

Every client has different benefit plans and administration requirements. With so many new and different health care options, we customize benefit programs and focus on what is best for each company and its employees. The Timberland Group team utilizes the creativity of multiple minds successfully delivering and implementing innovative ideas in tune with the pulse of the industry. We have a vision that sees farther than our competitors.

During these times when we are all looking to reduce costs while maintaining solid benefit options for our employees, The Timberland Group has kept our best interest in mind — helping us choose the best benefit packages for our employees while utilizing the best prices the insurance market has to offer. Human Resource Administrator, Large technology firm - Multi-locations, Plymouth, MI



As experts in benefits consulting, we take pride in our client services. We are accessible to our clients each and every day, and also to their employees through education and communication. We offer a designated toll-free number to help employees and their families resolve issues in a timely manner. Clients depend on us to serve as an extension of their human resources department. Whether your company is small or large, we deliver the same reliability and accountability that has made us an industry leader.

The Timberland Group provides us with easy to understand communication materials and conducts all employee enrollment meetings. They take the guesswork out of administering our employee benefits. Executive Director of Fiscal & Operational Services, Detroit Area Public Schools