Large Public Sector Clients


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Why Mark III?

The Mark III Difference

At Mark III Employee Benefits, we are your insurance experts. Our team of experienced finance officers, insurance carrier representatives and underwriters, and former top school officials work for you – the employer and employee – to provide the best insurance solutions possible. We are a true independent broker so we will shop for the insurance service that best meets your needs.

  • Independent Broker for Over 45 Years
  • Nearly 150 Large Group Customers
  • Target Size Customer 150 to 5,000 Employees
  • School Districts, City and County Governments, and More
  • Ability to secure excellent services at the lowest prices for the value thus increasing employee net pay
  • Commitment to communicating product offerings in multiple ways, including high quality video production and social media marketing/advertising through our in-house services
  • Guarantee that all employees can get insurance no matter what existing conditions may be
  • Benefit consultants who inform rather than push sales to reduce pressure on your staff

The Mark III Difference

What We Offer

We believe choosing Mark III to administer your benefit plans should not limit what you are able to offer your employees.  We’re a trusted partner and we care about the communities we serve.  We want our public servants to have the best available benefits package possible.


100% Independent Broker

We work for you and not any single insurance company.  We have over 45 years of experience and a large book of business to leverage best-in-class benefits to retain and recruit the best talent for a price that won’t break your budget.


Guaranteed Insurability

All of our products and lines of coverage provide all employees with a level of coverage, regardless of previous medical history.

Educational & Personalized

Enrollment Services

Our non-commissioned, benefits counselors work with employees one-on-one in an educational format.  As they are non-commissioned, they have employee’s best interest in mind and do not use pushy sales tactics to sell a new policy.  For those who prefer to enroll themselves, we also offer a personalized enrollment and benefit administration system.

Our Portfolio

You’re in Good Company

This is not an exhaustive client list.  We serve over170 public sector clients across the Southeast.  Please contact [email protected] for a complete list of references.


What They’re Saying

“Your commitment to customer service, product selection, EAP services, wellness initiatives, and corporate sponsorship all stood out as extraordinary characteristics that your firm can offer.”

Dr. Kevin Bailey

Executive Director of Human Resources, Jackson County Public Schools


“Guilford County Schools is happy to renew our successful 125 program with Mark III Employee Benefits. Our District recently approved an extension of our current program as it is providing valuable benefits for our employees and Mark III also provides valuable tools and support that helps us administer this program efficiently and effectively. This program helps tremendously with our recruitment and retention efforts.”

Stephen Foster

Executive Director of Human Resources

Guilford County Schools

“Mark III has been very helpful with their staff providing our employees with excellent customer services. Mark III has also provided assistance with the interpretation and implementation of some of the legal aspects of the Affordable Health Care Act. We have found the staff and management to be extremely dedicated to timely response and excellent service. Thanks to Mark III our annual enrollment process goes very smoothly and our employees like the interaction and communication from the enrollment process.”

Kelly H. Klutz, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Cabarrus County Schools

“Forsyth County selected Mark III in 1992 and at that time used their services to obtain term life insurance. Over the years they have added Short-Term Disability, Dental Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and the final addition of Health Insurance. During this time, they have provided the County with exceptional service on every level. Mark III’s staff members are consummate professionals that go above and beyond. They are attentive, timely, and organized. They provide excellent services that allow us to, in turn, provide quality and affordable benefits to our employees.”

Staci Kelso

Benefits Administrator

Forsyth County Government

“I have worked with Jon Manfull and the team at Mark III for 8 years.  They are great to work with and are always available to help in any way they can. Our account manager Ginger Durbin is amazing and is always so helpful!  Jon is a fabulous resource of industry knowledge and is one of those people you look forward to seeing any time. They are great at offering new products and evaluating our current offerings and making recommendations.  Our enrollments each fall always run smoothly and the staff is so professional!  I highly recommend Mark III for all of your insurance needs!”

Tara Smith

Finance Department Assistant/Insurance Accountant

Johnson City Schools

“Mark III is partnering with us to look at benefit options for our upcoming enrollment. They provide a wide variety of options at better prices than we could secure on our own. The staff at Mark III is extremely knowledgeable on the legal aspects, current practices and market trends concerning benefit management. Excellent customer service, knowledgeable and dedicated staff offering outstanding benefit options with the best prices are some of the reasons I recommend Mark III without hesitation.”

Deborah Jolly

Director of Human Resources

City of Shelby

“It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of reference for Mark III Brokerage. I have worked with Mark III (since 2003), three years in Moore County and (since 2006) in Lee County. Mark III has surpassed all of my expectations of a broker. The care and sincerity of the staff of Mark III is beyond any that I have ever received. The organization is highly qualified and always in tune to the latest benefits strategies in the marketplace. Mark III is devoted to the objectives of the County and unfailingly handles our business with integrity and immediate response. Dedication to us, the customer and what is best for us is above reproach. Mark III is a professional organization that puts the needs of the client first always. Treating the client with respect and integrity; they have the unwavering desire to obtain the best products at the desired costs for the client.”

Joyce McGhee

Director of Human Resources

Lee County Government