Acquisition Furthers Firm’s New York Expansion Into Upstate Region
ATLANTA, GA – December 6, 2018 – OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, has acquired The George L. Wladis Co., Inc. (The Wladis Companies, Inc.) in Syracuse, NY. Managing Principal Steven Wladis and his team will continue serving the firm’s clients throughout upstate New York.
The Wladis Companies, Inc. works with clients across a range of industries emphasizing client services and advanced online enrollment to provide employee benefits for small and large businesses. By joining OneDigital, the firm’s clients will have access to enhanced offerings including innovative enrollment technology, HR support tools, health and wellbeing experts and compliance resources.
Initially, it was OneDigital’s national strength and resources, coupled with our ability to continue to operate locally, that made it clear it was the right move for ourselves and our clients. Furthermore, culturally this is a great fit. We've always believed in putting family first and supporting our community. From the first meeting with OneDigital, it was clear they hold the same values as we do; they sincerely care about their employees and are committed to giving back to the community.
— Steven Wladis, Managing Principal, OneDigital Syracuse
OneDigital’s comprehensive advisory services and market-leading solutions are offered in over 74 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 to “Power Your People with Exceptional Benefits and HR.” 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.
As OneDigital continues to grow the New York footprint, we remain focused on recruiting top talent and stay mindful of cultural alignment. Steve’s team embodies the qualities we look for. He’s an industry leader and his impressive team of consultants is committed to client service – an effective combination that will enhance their existing client base with prospects looking for a fresh approach to employee benefits for their business.
— 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 improves all aspects of plan design and performance.
About The Wladis Companies, Inc.
George Wladis began his insurance career at Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company on West Genesee Street in Syracuse. There, he realized small, local businesses had very few benefit options to choose from. He started The Wladis Companies in 1959 to change that. Today, led by Steven Wladis, The Wladis Companies, Inc. is one of the top insurance brokers in central New York, providing service, consultation and benefits for businesses of all sizes. Under Steven’s leadership, the company maintains its commitment to providing customers with outstanding, personal service.