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OneDigital Acquires Mann & Watters Insurance; Strengthens North Carolina Market Share with Four Locations

ATLANTA – Sept. 8, 2016OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest employee benefits-only company, has acquired Mann & Watters Insurance of Wilmington, N.C., opening OneDigital’s first office in the state’s Southeastern region. Agency owner Tommy Mann along with Parks Carpenter will head up the new office for OneDigital, which is expanding its North Carolina footprint – with locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Sanford, as well as Greenville, S.C. -- providing innovative benefits solutions to employers and their employees throughout the Carolinas.

 

“As the complex employee benefits arena continues to evolve, we chose to align with an industry leader who can offer our clients optimal tools and resources,” says Tommy Mann, who founded Mann & Watters in 1989 and is now a principal with OneDigital. “Having access to technology platforms, analytic tools and proprietary products, in addition to the strong team of compliance and HR experts within OneDigital, elevates us into an entirely different league. This relationship enables us to provide employers and their employees comprehensive programs and solutions under one roof,” adds Mann. “Clients no longer have to go to multiple sources to round out their benefits programs.”

 

“Mann & Watters is another strategic addition to our team in the Carolinas,” says Mike Sullivan, chief growth officer at OneDigital, formerly Digital Insurance and Digital Benefit Advisors. “Tommy and Parks have built solid relationships with the firm’s 100-plus clients, and their superior service will be enhanced by the expanded capabilities and dynamic programs and services OneDigital brings to the table.”

 

OneDigital’s comprehensive advisory services and market-leading solutions are offered in 36 offices throughout the country.  Responding to the convergence of broker consolidation, digitalization and an increase of millennials in the workplace, the 16-year-old company is staking a claim as “The new generation in health and benefits.” This position articulates the space in which OneDigital operates and highlights its ability to deliver fresh thinking ahead of the market, giving clients peace of mind that their approach to employee benefits is future-proof.

 

“As an advisor, our purpose is to help employers protect their employees and employees protect their families,” says Parks Carpenter, who’s been with Mann & Watters since 2004 and is now a principal at OneDigital. “Joining OneDigital will give us the necessary tools to provides our clients with the extensive resources and broader range of services and solutions to help improve the overall health of our community and effectively reduce health care costs.”

 

 

 

About OneDigital Health and Benefits 

OneDigital, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits, combines people and technology to deliver the new generation of health and benefits. It provides fresh thinking ahead of the market, innovative approaches and market-leading solutions that give clients peace of mind. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic advisory services, analytics, compliance support, HR capital management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital has more than 800 employees throughout the country, serves 35,000 companies, partners with 275 leading brokers and manages nearly $4 billion in premiums. Formerly known as Digital Insurance and Digital Benefit Advisors, the company has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since the honor’s inception in 2007.

 

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