John Preuss GBDS

John Preuss
Director of Employee Benefits - Wausau and Eau Claire

Get to Know John

Favorite Smell
Coffee brewing
Book I Recommend
I’d Eat That
Watermelon and salt
Favorite Game
Best New Thing
Going off grid
Bring Back
High-waist jeans
It Takes Me Back
’82 Brewers baseball
Hidden Talent

John Preuss is the director of employee benefits – Wausau and Eau Claire and a partner at M3 Insurance. His primary role is to place and service employee benefit insurance products. In this capacity, Preuss consults with and advises clients about the design, implementation and management of their benefit programs. He specializes in large employer health insurance using both a self-funded and fully-insured funding mechanisms.

Preuss also serves as a director of employee benefits for Northcentral & Western WI. As such, he works closely with members of the M3 Wausau and Eau Claire teams to identify and acquire new business, implement go-to-market strategies, and build strong partnerships with key business leaders, insurance companies and community organizations.

  • Earned Bachelors of Science degree in American studies from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Served on active duty as a marine reservist during the Persian Gulf War
  • Gained industry experience in roles with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Security Health Plan
  • Joined M3 in 2005


  • Wisconsin-licensed life and health agent
  • Wisconsin-licensed property and casualty agent
  • Group Benefit Disability Designation (GBDS)


  • Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU), member
  • Wisconsin Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, leadership graduate
  • American Legion-Rudolph chapter, member

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