Beimdiek Insurance, a community-based insurance agency owned by Stephen Beimdiek, employs more than 25 people and operates from offices in Carthage, Joplin and Springfield, Mo. With separate personal lines, commercial lines, group health, transportation and professional liability divisions, Beimdiek specializes in insurance program management for residents as well as large businesses, public entities, schools and social service agencies in southwest Missouri and surrounding areas. It offers health insurance programs for life, medical, partially self-funded, short-term and long-term disability, dental, medical reimbursement, cancer policies, Medicare supplement, long-term care, business travel and profit sharing. Beimdiek also provides coverage for the homes, autos, recreational vehicles and assets of many area residents. It provides commercial insurance for a range of industries including woodworking, manufacturing, commercial dealers, hospitals, nursing homes, medical care providers, commercial trucking and tow truck operators.