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Travis Smith

Assistant Vice President, Employee Benefits / Greenville, SC

Travis joined the BB&T employee benefit team in April 2008.  He works out of BB&T’s Greenville, SC office and consults primarily with middle market and large employer groups throughout South Carolina. Travis was selected by BB&T Insurance for the 2013 and 2014 BB&T Insurance President’s Club Award for providing outstanding support and customer service to employee benefit clients. He takes pride in helping employers and their employees understand today’s ever-changing and complex world of health insurance.

Travis graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Business Administration and is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).  He and his wife Jamie have two children; a 12 year old daughter and 4 year old son.  As a family, they enjoy their local church, anything outdoors, and traveling.

Stuart Bedenbaugh

Assistant Vice President, Employee Benefit Consultant

Stuart joined BB&T Insurance Services in July of 2011. Prior to joining BB&T, he was the Director of Underwriting for BlueChoice HealthPlan, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and was responsible for analyzing and pricing all of BlueChoice HealthPlan’s product segments including the Self-Funded product segment, Large Group product segment, Small Group product segment, The State Health Plan and BlueChoice for Kids. He worked with the actuarial department on all filed plans and rates with Department of Insurance. Stuart also developed many of the internal rating tools BlueChoice HealthPlan utilizes today. Stuart has over fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in claims analysis, benefit analysis, Health Care Reform compliance and carrier negotiations for fully insured and self-funded accounts. Stuart received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1996. He has a Professional Academy for Healthcare (PAHM) designation through the Center for Insurance Education and Professional Development. Stuart resides in Hilton Head with his wife, Shannon, and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, serving with his church and playing golf.