Health Care Solutions

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About HCS - A Southern Illinois Group Health Insurance Company

We don’t follow health care trends. We create them.
A Southern Illinois group health insurance company, Health Care Solutions was created in direct response to a need for affordable group health care. We represent a strategic alliance between two proven leaders in health care and banking that gives us the resources and ability to reduce the high cost of corporate health insurance. Understand that we are no ordinary agency – Health Care Solutions is a forward-thinking company that is committed to finding the best benefit plans for businesses and their employees while setting trends and meeting evolving insurance industry demands.

We offer fully insured plans, self-funded plans and alternative funded plans to accommodate any business need. In addition, our Health Services Account (HSA) plans are offered with a wide variety of insurance carriers and matched closely with locally owned and community focused Peoples National Bank. Our goal is to provide the best possible group health care plans, and to simplify the process for a more productive and profitable experience for you.

Our People

People are our greatest asset.
When three community businessmen sought a solution for their client’s rising health care costs, they searched for a respected expert in the health insurance industry with a proven track record. This search led them to Gene Crippen, an experienced insurance professional with impeccable credentials and a history of successful results. Soon after, the Health Care Solutions team was formed and it now includes the following talented professionals who stand ready to offer your company the affordable group health plans you deserve.

Luke Phelps

Luke Phelps
A native of Southern Illinois, Luke Phelps is widely recognized for his community service initiatives. A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in economics, Luke worked as a grant coordinator for a workforce reintegration program at the Illinois Department of Corrections Youth Center. He was responsible for identifying community resources for youth who were paroled to their hometowns. In addition to his community experience, Luke has developed extensive knowledge in the group health insurance marketplace. His proactive approach to addressing client needs makes him a valuable asset to Health Care Solutions and the clients he serves.

 

Bill Bonan II

Bill Bonan II
Frank William Bonan II, also known as Bill, is currently President at five Peoples National Bank locations in Southern Illinois, including Harrisburg (two locations), Marion (two locations), and Benton. Bill received his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and his Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Active in the community, Bill is involved with the Boy Scouts of America, The Guardian Center, FREDCO, Saline County United Way, and many others. Bill was named Saline County Citizen of the year in 2006 and 2007, as well as being named Elks Citizen of the year for 2009 in both Benton and Harrisburg. He has also been recognized as the Saline County Volunteer of the Year, Small Business Advocate of the Year, Saline County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, and Saline County Leader Among Us.

 

Bill Bonan Sr.

Bill Bonan Sr.
Frank William Bonan, also known as Bill Sr., is a principal with Bonan, Bonan and Rowland, Attorneys at Law in McLeansboro, Illinois. He is also the President of Peoples National Bank, comprised of 16 locations and 750 million in assets throughout Southern Illinois with two locations in Missouri. Bill Sr. was born and raised in Southern Illinois and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois. He served in the United States Armed Forces and received his jurist doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1972.

 

Hunt Bonan

Hunt Bonan
Hunt Bonan is the President of Market Street Bankshares, Inc., the holding company of Peoples National Bank. He is also a member of the Board of the Rend Lake College Foundation, Chairman of the Hamilton Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Chairman of the capital campaigns for expansion at Hamilton Memorial Hospital and Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon. Hunt is a former Chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association. He also serves as treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of Jefferson County Development Corporation. Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Hunt received a bachelor of arts degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He received the 2008 Citizen of the Year Award from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Bethany Shaw

Bethany Shaw
Bethany Shaw is a Southern Illinois native who brings extensive business marketing experience to Health Care Solutions with deep community commitments and ties. She currently serves as the Vice President of United Way of Saline County and is on the Board of Directors for: Saline County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Southern Illinois, and Community Christian Compassion Center. Bethany also devotes a great deal of time and energy to local charities committed to making a difference in Saline County. Her ability to relate to people and create extensive business relationships has made her a valuable asset in the service and corporate community. Bethany graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2004 with a degree in business marketing.

 

Kendra Hatton

Kendra Hatton
Kendra Hatton brings over five years of customer service and insurance experience to Health Care Solutions.  She was born and raised in Harrisburg, where she still resides today with her husband and son.  After graduating high school, she attended Southeastern Illinois College, where she was named to the President's List and received her Associates of Arts.  Following college, she worked as an office manager at a local business which then led her to the position of production assistant with Country Financial.  Within Kendra's first year at Country, she obtained her insurance license for all lines of business and quickly became familiar with the insurance world.  After four years with the company, she decided to put her focus into just health insurance, which brought her to our team.  Her extensive insurance knowledge and great communication skills make her a wonderful addition to the Health Care Solutions family.