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OneDigital Acquires The Alpha Group Agency, Inc.

Acquisition Establishes Footprint in Ohio Market

ATLANTA, GA – January 10, 2019 OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, has acquired The Alpha Group Agency, Inc. located in Independence, Ohio. Principals Kevin Mackay, John Wain, Jim Schade, Adrienne Vichill and Blair Larrance along with their team will continue serving the firm’s clients throughout Northeast Ohio and the country.

The Alpha Group works with clients across a range of industries and sizes, emphasizing client services and clear benefits assessments, using a strategic approach that focuses on specific needs. By joining OneDigital, the firm’s clients will have continued access to enhanced offerings including innovative enrollment technology, HR support tools, health and wellbeing experts and national compliance resources.

“In the more than 25 years since we have owned Alpha, we have invested in people, technology and resources to better serve our clients and their employees. With the world of benefits and HR evolving and becoming even more complex and integrated, we felt aligning with OneDigital would help us continue down that path and provide an even more robust platform of services and resources,” says Jim Schade, a principal of OneDigital Cleveland. “Being OneDigital's foundation agency in Ohio, our merger and alignment with OneDigital provides us with a better-defined structure from which to continue to grow. We are looking forward to collaborating with and utilizing the vast knowledge, expertise and experience of the more than 1,400 professionals at OneDigital and bring their market knowledge to our new and existing clients.”

Expanding OneDigital into the Midwest region, as well as adding their General Agency business of ExpressLink, is part of our ongoing strategic growth plan and brings exciting growth opportunity to our organization. Jim and his entire team of experts bring more than employee benefits to our organization and we are thrilled to learn from our new colleagues.
Pete Gruenberg, Executive Vice President of Operations, OneDigital

About OneDigital Health and Benefits

OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, combines people and technology to power business growth. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic benefit advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital has over 1,400 employees throughout the country, serves 38,000 clients 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 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.

About The Alpha Group Agency, Inc.

Established in 1988, The Alpha Group has grown organically and evolved into three organizations: Alpha Benefits, Inc, the 8th largest employee benefits services agency in Northeast Ohio, specializing in the design and implementation of employee benefits plan; Expresslink, a general agency serving the needs of independent brokers; and AlphaHR, a comprehensive human resources solution for small to medium-sized businesses.

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