Meet The Team
Passion and personal relationships set FCIS apart from others. We are a family-based independent agency that partners with national and local insurance companies to find the best insurance solutions to fit your needs. FCIS opened its doors over 12 years ago to allow every situation a solution. FCIS is here to help. Just let us know how.
Bret LaBuwi - Owner, Medicare Advisor
Bret's dedication lies in helping people like you through his knowledge and problem solving attitude. Knowing he can find the best solution to your insurance needs is evident during every step of the process. Bret's passion to help find a solution with Medicare needs is clear when you meet with him. Bret's business partner and wife, Nicole, have two daughters, Shay a freshman in college and Brooke a junior in high school. However, the top dog in the family is Lambeau along with his side kick Lucy, the bird-hunting dogs. Outside being involved in the community, church and volunteering, Bret enjoys a great game of golf, fishing in Canada annually for the elusive walleyes and northerns, watching football and certainly enjoying a great game at Lambeau Field to watch the Packers. Get to know Bret and you are certain to part with a smile on your face.
Nicole LaBuwi - Owner, Group Benefits and Individuals Broker
Nicole's true passion is building a personal relationship to help in all aspects of insurance throughout your life. Key knowledge, organization and honesty is what you can expect from Nicole. Business partner and husband, Bret, have two daughters, Shay is a freshman in college and Brooke is a junior in high school along with two Springer Spaniels named Lambeau and Lucy. While work and kids keep Nicole quite busy, Nicole still finds time to enjoy volunteering, being involved at church, football games, deal-finding and traveling to warm destinations. Check out her office photo collection while you meet with Nicole too! Her passion at FCIS is providing solutions to individuals and employee benefits to small employer groups by thinking outside the box for the best option. Get to know Nicole and you'll know you've talked to the right person that has a passion for helping you.
Jill Buchheim - Office Manage and Customer Service Specialist
With over 20 years of work experience, Jill prides herself on being the client’s first point of contact and enjoys connecting clients with our talented brokers. As our Office Manager and Customer Service Specialist, Jill works on your behalf to deliver answers reliably and quickly. Jill has entered her fifth year at FCIS and shines in the office and with our clients each day. When not at work, she enjoys camping with her family, hiking in national parks, attending sporting events with her husband, volunteering with several local organizations, providing music for special occasions, and saying YES to as many adventures as she can. Keeping busy with her family, taking walks with her cute pup, Bailey, are always a perfect part of her day. Get to know Jill and you’ll find a caring and helpful partner willing to do whatever it takes to meet your needs.
Erin Barth - Licensed Broker, Individuals and Employee Benefits
Erin's passion for success, health, fitness and healing people, make her a perfect fit to the FCIS team. With extensive sales and health industry experience, Erin brings smart solutions to the table to provide the best options while making the process easy. A Wisconsin born native, Erin has been part of the Sun Prairie community for over 10 years. When outside of work you can find Erin on the golf course, relaxing by the pool or competing in bodybuilding competitions. She has a 13 year old, nearly toothless, Chihuahua named Bella. Meet with Erin and you will feel confident that you've had the best assistance in understanding your options for health, life, dental and employer benefit needs. You will leave FCIS with a contagious smile!
Ben Brindley - Independent Broker
Ben's personal approach and extensive background in insurance makes him a perfect match to find the best solutions for his clients. Ben helps clients feel relaxed with his informational approach. Ben joined FCIS in 2009 as an independent contractor and specializes in individual/family health insurance, small group health insurance, life insurance, disability, dental and Medicare supplements. As an alumni of the University of Wisconsin, Ben and his wife Annie enjoy spending weekends around Madison. Get pumped up, Ben is also spends time as a Cross Fit Trainer in Portage. Get to know Ben Brindley and you'll know you've worked with an experience agent that focuses on your needs.
Mary Schaefer - Employee Benefit Customer Support
Mary strives to provide solutions and serve FCIS clients with a smile. With a variety of insurance and service related backgrounds throughout the years, Mary works to provide client satisfaction and accuracy in the details. New to FCIS in 2020, being a busy mom of four that loves the outdoors, books and time with family, Mary is the perfect fit to the FCIS family. Traveling to watch her kids' sports tops her list most of the year. Get to know Mary and you'll know she's on your side by finding a solution with a smile.
Scott Endres - Medicare Advisor
Scott's background in helping people is evident when you sit down to discuss Medicare. His personable, relatable experiences help make the transition to Medicare easy to understand every step of the way. Scott will assist with your Part D (drug) options and keep money in your pocket. Scott enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoors - including winter Packer games at Lambeau Field. Feel confident you will receive personalized attention to your Medicare needs and questions. Get to know Scott and you'll know he's a valued advisor that is always on your side.
Michael Hommerding - Licensed Broker, Individuals and Employee Benefits
Michael’s charismatic character will welcome you into a smooth, easy-going conversation like one you’d have with a close friend or family member. Sun Prairie born and raised, he understands the importance of feeling at home - supported, safe, and understood - he incorporates this and his expertise into helping you make important insurance decisions. Outside of work, you will find him with his adventurous and outgoing family, making people laugh, at the golf course, and chowing down at a local restaurant. Get to know Michael and you’ll get to say you have a friend in the insurance field and feel confident you’ve made the best choice for your future.
Cassie Hankins - Medicare Customer Support
Cassie's passion to help others and provide solutions make her the perfect fit to assist in the Medicare support role for our team. Her dedication to provide answers timely and accurately gives our client's the confidence and ongoing support at FCIS. Cassie's favorite times are spent with family and would welcome great conversations at any time. Outside of work, you will find Cassie camping, playing or directing theater or a crazy game of Catan. Get to know Cassie and you’ll know your questions will get answered and feel confident in all-things Medicare.
FCIS is here to help. Just let us know how.
FCIS is built around passion in helping people. Developing personal relationships is part of the FCIS process.
Believe in our knowledge. Value our product. Depend on our support.
At FCIS, we take pride in sharing the wealth of our insurance knowledge. We want to empower you to understand your insurance plan. We represent the nation's top rated insurance companies within the five state area - so we offer the best in our product. We believe that insurance can be accessible with the right support, and our service is top-notch. No question is too small or complicated.