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OneDigital Health and Benefits Acquires the Gary G. Oetgen Agency: Acquisition Serves as Catalyst for Growth in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Feb. 1,  2017OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest employee benefits-only company, has acquired Gary G. Oetgen Agency’s group operations located in Savannah, Ga.  President Gary Oetgen and his team of four will continue to serve their client base with an expanded set of solutions and capabilities. This progressive-thinking team has served a loyal and expanding set of clients throughout the coastal region with top-notch employee benefits consulting. This latest acquisition represents a strategic expansion in OneDigital’s national headquarters and will serve as a platform for continued growth throughout the Southeast region.

“Whenever we have the opportunity to align in a market like Savannah with a leader that comes with Gary’s experience and character, it simply makes us a better company,” says Mike Sullivan, chief growth officer of OneDigital. “Gary and team represent our first investment into the Savannah community and a solid foundation from which we intend to build. More investment in terms of financial and human capital will follow quickly in 2017 so that Gary is in a position to build an expanded competitive advantage for our clients throughout the region.”

OneDigital’s comprehensive advisory services and market-leading solutions are offered in 37 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 best-in-class.

“Today’s complex health insurance environment requires access to the finest employee benefits operating system available—and this move to OneDigital Health and Benefits provides that access to our agency team,” says Gary Oetgen, president of the Gary G. Oetgen Agency. “I’ve watched OneDigital grow to become the largest employee benefits-only firm in the country in a fairly short period of time. Their enterprising leadership team truly lives ‘outside the box’ to creatively tackle ongoing plan challenges – from pricing and compliance to general administrative burdens.” Oetgen adds, “OneDigital’s proven track record of client satisfaction, driven by their dedicated and hardworking service teams, will immediately enhance our firm’s account management impact.”

About The Gary G. Oetgen Agency
Gary G. Oetgen Agency was incorporated in 1992 as a local/regional firm offering insurance to individuals and small business. During the 1990’s, Gary Oetgen became involved in group benefits in the fully insured market. By 2006, Oetgen partnered with United Benefit Advisors (UBA), bringing his accounts access to a wide variety of proprietary tools and services and the accumulated wisdom of more than 2,000 industry professionals. For nearly 35 years in Savannah, Oetgen has successfully provided his clients with comprehensive benefits consulting and personalized service.

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 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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