Jim Zimmerman

Account Executive, Vice President

As a recognized professional in the employee benefits arena, Jim Zimmerman offers a unique blend of business acumen, benefit cost management, wellness and employer-consultant synergy. These qualities consistently bring laudatory results in service delivery with bottom line improvements in cost containment and notable gains in the general wellness of the covered members.

With a reputation for judicious use of resources, Jim’s work has been instrumental in providing First Merchants employer groups with a human resources portal, internet-based market access for benefit proposals and coalescing wellness partners and programs to impact member health.

At First Merchants, one of Jim’s most significant achievements has been in the burgeoning area of wellness, where community and insurance carrier resources are being successfully pooled to bring demonstrable and incremental improvements in the life of the employee/member.

With a focus on strategic solutions analysis to deliver a superior benefit product for the member while shepherding cost constraints for his employer groups, Jim has achieved an industry-enviable retention of business relationships, suggesting his clients value his progressive and compassionate zeal.

While serving as a Vice President and Account Executive of First Merchants Insurance Group, Jim has built a sizeable client base in East Central Indiana with concentrated skills in the 25-500 sized employer groups.

Jim’s career includes attainment of numerous industry designations. These designations include a Fellowship in Life Insurance Planning (LUTCF), Advanced Designation as a Chartered Benefit Consultant (ACBC) and National Certification in Wellness Education.

Jim holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Accounting. He maintains membership in the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the East Central Indiana Human Resources Association (ECIHRA).

Jim can be reached at 765.213.3413 or by email at jzimmerman@firstmerchants.com.


Funds are not insured by the FDIC, and are not deposits of, or guaranteed by, First Merchants Bank N.A. or any of its affiliates. Funds are subject to investment risk if the insurance has a cash value, including possible loss of the principal amount invested. Insurance products are made available through First Merchants Insurance Services, Inc., a licensed insurance agency affiliate of First Merchants Bank, N.A. Insurance products are underwritten by, and are the obligations of, the insurance companies that issue the insurance policies; these insurance companies are not affiliated with First Merchants Bank, N.A.

Jim Zimmerman
Account Executive, Vice President

Fully insured and self-funded medical plans, certified wellness broker 


Office: 765.213.3413
Cell: 765.546.2290
Fax: 765.286.3481

302 E. Jackson St.
Muncie, IN 47305