About Us

Who We Are

Melissa Davis-Lindsey

Founded in 1996 by Melissa Davis-Lindsey, Benefits First, LLC is a woman owned insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm located in Lexington, TN.  As CEO and President, Melissa’s mission is to offer the best employee benefit options, develop continuous improvement processes and provide our valued clients with the best customer service possible.  To that end, we take a leadership role in designing, implementing and managing employee benefit programs in a cost effective customer focused environment.  Benefits First’s employee communication, product installation, customer service and administration, at all levels of the organization, will exceed expectations.  To ensure profitability and sustainment for Benefits First and our clients in today’s business world and future environment, we believe communication, performance, execution, agility and long term relationships are imperative to success; regardless of the type of business.

We believe a successful employee benefits consultant/broker…

  • Listens and discovers the needs of your business.
  • Respects your company’s confidentiality using electronic submission of data where available.
  • Is active and knowledgeable in the group benefit market.
  • Considers employee benefits a specialty service.
  • Is accessible for problem-solving along with partnering with you to steadily improve and add value with innovative systems that exceed the needs and expectations of your company and families.
  • Provides you with data and detailed analysis for solid and informed decision making.
  • Is committed to the solution that you choose and its successful implementation

Community Involvement

  • Carl Perkins Center
  • West Star Leadership
  • Henderson County CASA
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Community Youth Sports Programs
  • Lexington Rotary Club
  • Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Henry County Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Jude, Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)
  • Shriner Children’s Hospital

Our Vision:  To be a Progressive Company that Best Understands and Serves the Needs of our Clients, with Integrity.

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