Miriam Avery, CSFS
President/Consultant


  • Employee Benefits Consultant and Advisor with over 20 years experience
  • Certified Self-Funding Specialist
  • Multiple Award-Winning Leader in the Insurance Industry
  • Long Term Care Consultant

Miriam began her career in employee benefits marketing the Yellowstone Community Health Plan for St. Vincent Hospital in the mid 1990’s.  She worked as an Employee Benefits Advisor and Consultant in progressively larger firms over the ensuing years.  She finally left the world of large firms as Vice-President, Consultant, and Shareholder in January 2017 and opened Miriam Avery Insurance Agency, Inc. This agency is built on the foundation of her belief that personal relationships matter, understanding and placing the needs of the client first is of utmost importance.

Consistent with this belief, Miriam spends a great deal of her time working in the Billings community on causes close to her heart.  Since 2015 she has been a member of the YWCA Board of Directors, an organization dedicated to saving and changing lives, offering a hand up rather than a hand out, and focusing on projects which enhance the future of the women in the community.

Miriam is a first generation Cuban-American.  Originally from New Jersey, she enjoyed a successful career in real estate and had the opportunity to live in Singapore before moving to Billings nearly 30 years ago.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from MSU-B in 1996 with multiple awards including Outstanding Senior and the Wall Street Journal Award.

 

Daniel Cain, CIC
Sales Manager


  • Property / Casualty Specialist
  • Certified Insurance Counselor
  • Licensed in all lines with 10 years’ experience
  • Dual Licenses in both Insurance and Mortgage Loan Originator

Dan began his career in 2009 specializing in Property and Casualty insurance working with large commercial P&C accounts including workers compensation. He has since transitioned from commercial-only business to handling all lines of insurance working with smaller local agencies, functioning not only as an agent but as a facilitator of new agent development and in the implementation of new workflows to better serve the clients.

In 2015 Dan decided to increase his ability to service the needs of the homeowner by becoming a licensed and certified mortgage loan originator, gaining a unique perspective by being able to help his clients buy or refinance their home and also provide asset protection through home insurance products. In 2018 Dan had the opportunity to expand his expertise in asset growth and asset protection through the use of various life and annuity products in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dan has now joined Miriam Avery Insurance Agency to develop a new P&C department, creating a full service agency which can offer comprehensive and complete options in insurance protection for their clients.

Dan is a Montana native—he graduated from Billings Senior High School and is a 2004 graduate of the University of Montana. When he is not working, he enjoys the outdoors. When he isn’t on the golf course, he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. Dan was a personal trainer for 10 years and enjoys working out and staying active while enjoying all that Montana has to offer. Dan also enjoys the quiet moments along with a good book.