Employee Benefits

Director Jake Bleed

Jake Bleed is the Director of the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services. Prior to joining EBD, Jake was appointed State Budget Director for the Department of Finance and Administration after his time as the Director of Fiscal and Agency Affairs under Governor Asa Hutchinson.

EBD oversees the health and life insurance plans for state and public school employees. EBD serves more than 158,000 members and includes new hires, active employees, retirees, and dependents.

A licensed attorney and former newspaper reporter, Jake lives in Little Rock with his wife and family.

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