About Us

Empowering Organizations. Inspiring Employees.

As a team of employee benefits strategists, we are ready and able to help you create a culture of health and cost savings. We’ll navigate through the complexities of a chaotic industry and do the heavy lifting with healthcare vendors to get you and your employees the benefits you deserve at a price you can afford.

Apex Benefits is Indiana’s largest advisory firm focused solely on employee benefits. Operating as an independent advisor with deep carrier relationships, we negotiate from this position of strength to advocate for our what’s in each client’s best interest. Learn more about what we do.

Company Values


We adhere to unwavering standards of quality in the delivery of products and services.


We utilize knowledge and expertise to support our customers, so they have time to focus on their business.


We hold ourselves and one another to the highest ethical standards.


We are responsible not only to our clients, but also to our colleagues, partners and the community.


We actively invest in our community to impact quality of life and support those we serve.

Who We Are

Where We've Been

Great Beginnings

Getting Clients the Value They Deserve

CEO John F. Gause launched Apex in 2003 with 1.5 employees. He saw the opportunity to better serve employers by leveraging his experience in and knowledge of underwriting to negotiate the best benefits programs at the most affordable costs.

Employee Satisfaction

A “Best Place to Work” for a Decade

Apex started participating in Best Places to Work in 2010; our employees have rated Apex as a Best Place to Work for 13 years straight. The annual program was created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Wellness Designation

Recognition for a Wellness-Focused Culture

Apex earned the AchieveWELL Five Star designation from the Wellness Council of Indiana. This designation is awarded to organizations that work toward creating a corporate culture where employee health is encouraged and supported through worksite wellness programs. Apex achieved this level after five years of progressing from Three Star to Four Star status.

Service Innovation

Pharmacy Benefits Practice Launched

Apex saw the need to help clients navigate the super complex Rx benefits industry so we developed and launched a Pharmacy Benefits Practice in 2018. Prescription drugs continue to be one of the most complicated aspects of employee benefits and our team brings clarity.

Bigger, Better, Bolder

New Location, New Look

In 2020, Apex unveiled an updated brand that more effectively represents its bold culture. We also moved into our new world headquarters in Indianapolis to better position ourselves to meet our clients’ needs for the long term and accommodate continued growth.

Our Team

We have your back

View our entire team of benefits strategists

Our Culture

What’s a Tenacious Caregiver?

Our corporate philosophy includes focusing on continuous improvement and what we can do for others. This service philosophy stems from the culture at Apex which is one built on servant leadership.

We work hard every day to do what’s best for our clients. Our culture is one of going above and beyond to ensure we help relieve the burden of those who feel responsible for health benefits; our mission is to provide peace of mind.

Our strong sense of culture is reflected in how we treat one another and interact with our customers, partners and the community. We’re Tenacious Caregivers. We don’t just support our clients, but we’re staunch advocates. We always have our customer’s back and will consistently fight to do what’s in their best interest.


Who We Are