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Digital Benefit Advisors Acquires Corporate Health Systems; Gains Presence in Minnesota's Twin Cities

ATLANTA – May 20, 2016 – Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA) (, a national employee benefits firm with 34 offices across the country, has acquired Corporate Health Systems of Eden Prairie, Minn., further expanding its national footprint with a flagship office in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Corporate Health Systems’ executives, Mick Hawton and Al Hofstede, along with their 42-member benefits consulting and third-party benefits administration team, are making a seamless transition to DBA. The experienced team will continue providing customers the high-level quality service which the company is known for in addition to enhanced benefits advisory services and resources, and greater technology solutions.

“Minneapolis/St. Paul is an important market extension for us, and we are fortunate to have connected with one of the area’s leading, and widely respected, benefits consulting firms,” says Mike Sullivan, chief growth officer for Digital Insurance, DBA’s parent company. “Corporate Health Systems’ addition to the DBA team further cements our strong platform and will continue to drive our market share growth throughout this region.”

“Joining DBA strengthens our capabilities,” explains Mick Hawton, who is now co-managing principal of the DBA Twin Cities office. “The expansive resources and additional infrastructure enable us to better serve our clients in this complex, evolving world of health insurance. DBA is a perfect fit for us, and our unique agency structure -- with our third-party administration division -- was an attractive point of differentiation to Digital. This, combined with the ability to move all our team members over to DBA, is a win-win for all involved parties,” adds Hawton.

“Our clients now have access to strategic resources, including legal/compliance, innovative technology to streamline plan administration and human resource tools to support daily operations,” adds Al Hofstede, co-managing principal. “This collaborative relationship ensures we will continue working to enable the success of our current, and broadens our success with new, clients. We now have the best of both worlds: a strong local presence and a national partner who is an industry leader.”