Acquisition of Southern California Firm Creates Significant Momentum in Region
ATLANTA – April 26, 2018 – OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest employee benefits-only company, has acquired Optimal Benefits & Insurance Services, LLC (Optimal Benefits) located in Irvine, California.
Optimal Benefits has served as a strategic partner to clients looking to design and manage health programs and optimize human capital management. Principal Ray Fernandez and his team will continue serving the firm’s clients while expanding their capabilities, expertise and enhanced benefits solutions.
As OneDigital successfully executes on its national growth strategy, the Southern California region continues to align with top talent; Ray and his team embody the qualities we’re looking for. Ray is a thought leader in our industry and he’s built an impressive operation with a stellar reputation. We’re pleased to build on the successful benefits strategies and HR services Optimal Benefits provides their clients.
— Chris Thurin, Regional Managing Principal of OneDigital Southern California
“After many years of success as an independent, boutique Benefits & HR consulting firm, we have decided that it was the right time to join the right company that will help us continue to grow and strengthens our value proposition for current and future clients,” says OneDigital Principal Ray Fernandez. “I am confident that the available resources, talented team members and the great culture of OneDigital will help us continue to serve our valued clients and will also help us accelerate our growth in the future.”
OneDigital’s comprehensive advisory services and market-leading solutions are offered in over 61 offices throughout the country. Responding to the convergence of broker consolidation, digitalization and an increase of millennials in the workplace, the 17-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 best-in-class.
About OneDigital Health and Benefits
OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits, combines people and technology to deliver the new generation of health and benefits. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources capital management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital has over 1,100 employees throughout the country, serves 35,000 companies and manages nearly $4.5 billion in premiums. OneDigital has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since the honor’s inception in 2007. Currently listed as 13th in EBA’s Top 50 Brokers in the Large Employer Group, OneDigital’s experience offers a fresh thinking and strategic perspective that will improve all aspects of plan design and performance. For more information, please visit www.onedigital.com.
About Optimal Benefits & Insurance Services, LLC
Optimal Benefits & Insurance Services, LLC is a leading global provider of advisory, insurance, outsourcing and financial services. Their team of professionals is dedicated to helping clients design and manage health programs and optimize human capital management. The core business and areas of expertise include the industry's best advisors covering benefits consulting, customized outsourcing solutions, HR consulting, and financial planning.
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