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The Mallia Benefits Team

Mallia Benefits clients have access to our team of professionals, who are dedicated to serving their needs. Our professionals pride themselves on excellent service and are dedicated to using their expertise to meet our clients’ benefits objectives.

Our team’s goal is to help you save money through proper implementation and management of your benefits programs, and they are committed to anticipating and fulfilling your needs and concerns.

Jimmy Mallia

Jimmy Mallia

President

Jimmy Mallia has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits, and he and his team are excited to develop a cost-effective plan that is right for your company and your employees.

Jimmy graduated from the University of Texas in 1987 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Government. After graduation, he worked for Paine Webber as an Account Executive. During his time there, Jimmy obtained a working knowledge of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance policies and retirement plans – and he also received recognition as a top Account Executive.

In 1990, Jimmy joined Great West Life Insurance company as an Account Supervisor for Corporate Benefits, where he specialized in life, health, disability and retirement benefits for larger companies. His duties included underwriting, proposal preparations, installation and renewals. While with Great West Life he received awards for both excellence and production. In 1993, he joined Dwight W. Andrus Insurance and began his leadership of the Employee Benefits Division. As President, his experience with self-funded and fully-insured benefits was instrumental to the growth of the division during his time at the agency.

Jimmy has been asked to write numerous articles for publication about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and he is a political activist and community leader, which allows him to work with those who influence healthcare legislation.

He is the proud parent of three daughters, Lindsay, Kaitlyn, and Audrey. In his free time, he enjoys playing his guitar, attending UT Football games, traveling with his family, and chasing around his 3 grandsons, Greyson, Emerson and Elias. He is a supporter of the arts, health, schools, social services, children’s causes and other civic organizations, and is proud of his commitment to improving the Acadiana community.

jmallia@malliabenefits.com
Grace Thibodeaux

Grace Thibodeaux

Management Team Member

Grace is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (where she was a member of the Ragin’ Cajun cheerleaders!) and has been working in the insurance industry since 2014. She’s licensed in the state of Louisiana in Life & Health and Property & Casualty Insurance, as well as a SHRM-CP designation. Grace is ready to help you with your insurance needs. She lives in Scott with her son, Harlan.

gthibodeaux@malliabenefits.com
Gwen Jacob

Gwen Jacob

Management Team Member

Gwen graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, in the field of Insurance and Risk Management. She began her insurance career in 2002 and has managed employer accounts ranging in sizes of 2 employees to 4,500. She also specializes in compliance, which makes her a valuable member of the Mallia Benefits team. She’s licensed in the state of Louisiana in Life & Health and holds the designation of SHRM-SCP. She lives in Youngsville with her husband David, their two children, Jamison and Hayden, and their dog Mollie Mae.

gjacob@malliabenefits.com
Megan Lafosse

Megan Lafosse

Management Team Member

Megan graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in the field of Insurance and Risk Management. Megan obtained her Louisiana Life and Health License in 2010 and has been working in the insurance industry since that time. She is a customer favorite for being able to relate to each client’s unique needs. She lives in Youngsville with her husband Chase, son Emmett, and their dog Rylie.

mlafosse@malliabenefits.com
Monique Landry

Monique Landry

Administrative Team Member

Monique is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been working in the insurance industry since 2013. She’s licensed in Life & Health insurance and is extremely dedicated to our clients. She currently lives in Lafayette with her two Sphynx cats, Elliott and Gerdie.

mlandry@malliabenefits.com

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