About Benefit Design Group


Joel Biernat, CLU

Phone: 503-639-3231

Email: joel@bdgllc.net

Joel began his career as an Independent Agent and Registered Representative specializing in employee benefits. Having started his career in the life insurance industry, he is well versed in Key Person Life, Buy Sell Insurance, Deferred Compensation, Disability coverage, and Retirement Planning. Business owners appreciate the hands on experience with sophisticated insurance and retirement plan designs and what that can mean to their employees and the bottom line.


Dennis Warneke

Phone: 503-699-1933

Email: dennis@bdgllc.net

Dennis’ area of expertise is helping companies with 2 to 250 employees obtain, analyze and implement the benefit programs that best fit the company and the employees.   He also provides comprehensive insurance services for many of the special needs of closely held businesses and Individuals.


Kate Beck

Phone: 503-575-8671

Email: kate@bdgllc.net

Kate creates health insurance and planning strategies for families, individuals and businesses as needed for their ever changing lives and situations. She has been in the insurance industry since 2009 specializing in health and life insurance. Prior to joining the health insurance industry, Kate worked in the food and hospitality industry where she managed operations for exclusive properties around the world.


Winnie Van Loo

Phone: 503-620-1716

Email: winnie@bdgllc.net

Winnie is the back bone of our organization. Since 2004 she specializes in Medicare coverage, as well as overall office management. She has a diverse back ground in Human Resources, Payroll, and Accounting. She is an integral part of the Benefit Design Group team.


Michele Biernat

Phone: 503-598-7418

Email: michele@bdgllc.net

Michele has been with Benefit Design since 2005. With many years of customer service experience she helps clients in all phases of customer care. With her focus on quoting and spread sheeting she is intimately familiar with all plans designs. She is our liaison to each carrier and maintains our relationships with all the carrier reps.