Local Employee Benefits Division Becomes Part of OneDigital Network, Joins New England's Flagship Office to Enhance Client Services
Litchfield Insurance Group’s Employee Benefits Division recently aligned with the Hartford office of OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest employee benefits-only agency. Under the terms of the partnership, OneDigital Hartford will manage the employee benefit programs for all Litchfield customers effective immediately. This partnership is part of a growing national trend among leading property and casualty firms who are partnering with Ovation DBA to ensure that their customers are prepared to meet the challenges posed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Litchfield Insurance Group will continue to specialize in delivering innovative “performance-based insurance” solutions to property and casualty customers in the middle market. The firm’s Employee Benefits Division—which includes Vice-Presidents Russell L. Stone and Nancy Cilfone, CEBS, GBA, CMS—has relocated to the Ovation DBA corporate headquarters in Farmington where they will continue to service their clients under the leadership of OneDigital Hartford Managing Principal Brian Driscoll.
“Ovation DBA shares Litchfield’s commitment to providing excellent, hands-on customer service,” says Brian Driscoll. “The back office infrastructure and client tools that we are able to offer as part of the OneDigital network offers Litchfield a competitive advantage to better serve their clients in a complex employee benefits environment.” Driscoll adds, “We are thrilled to welcome Russ Stone to teh OneDigital Hartford team.”
“We have always prided ourselves on delivering the most innovative and cost effective solutions possible for our customers,” said Litchfield President and CEO Bob Phelan. “The ACA has added multiple new layers of complexity for our customers, and this partnership allows us to continue our customer-first tradition by partnering with OneDigital Hartford, the best in the business.”
The health and benefits industry is undergoing rapid transformation brought on by the ACA, and many leading property/casualty, financial planning and small employee benefit firms are partnering with OneDigital Hartford to better meet the needs of their customers. “The ACA requires that firms provide deep technical expertise and next generation solutions like the OneDigital Marketplace, our industry leading private exchange,” says Bill Carew. “These solutions require a huge investment of time, money, and resources, so many firms would prefer to partner with us as their health and benefit experts so they can focus on growing their core business.” As part of this partnership, Litchfield Insurance Group will be offering additional value in the form of property/casualty services to OneDigital Hartford customers.
OneDigital Hartford, headquartered in Farmington, is the first office in the state to operate under the banner of OneDigital Health and Benefits, which has 20 offices across the U.S. OneDigital combines the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with the sophisticated technology and innovative resources of a respected national company. Employers receive access to a broader variety of carriers, dynamic tools and a private exchange.
About Litchfield Insurance Group
Litchfield Insurance Group (www.litchfieldins.com) is a business insurance brokerage and risk management advisory firm headquartered in Torrington, Connecticut. The privately-owned company delivers property and casualty and employee benefit solutions and services that improve bottom-line performance for their clients. Litchfield’s business approach is to facilitate change within client companies by helping executives understand their total cost of risk and then develop strategies and programs to reduce overall risk.
OneDigital (www.onedigital.com) is the largest, most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency in the U.S. Distinguished by its focus on innovation and education, the company creates greater value for employers and inspires individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. Its largest division, OneDigital (www.onedigital.com), is a national network of experienced, local market experts who deliver expanded offerings to businesses and organizations. OneDigital is a subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF).