Digital Benefit Advisors Strengthens Regional Footprint and Continues Nationwide Expansion
ATLANTA - April 8, 2014 - Digital Insurance (www.digitalinsurance.com), the nation's largest and most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency, continues its expansion -- most recently in Tennessee – partnering with Nashville agencies Insurance Management Services (IMS) and Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BSI), and bringing on board local benefits experts Mike Haynes, Jaime Harmon-Bruwer and Kathryn Little. In addition, Digital has hired producer Chris Rogers as its initial entry into the Memphis market. Haynes, Harmon-Bruwer and their IMS team, Little and her group from Benefit Solutions, along with Rogers, joined forces with Digital to provide clients enhanced capabilities and resources. All teams now operate under the Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA) banner, a growing division of Digital with 24 offices across the country.
“Our customers now have access to the most up-to-date information about healthcare legislation and the company’s compliance and legal support. We were courted by several brokerage firms”
“Bringing Mike, Jaime, Kathryn, Chris and their colleagues into the DBA network reflects our growth strategy and ability to recruit quality talent,” says Mike Sullivan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Digital Insurance. “Our Tennessee office, under Harold Roe’s leadership, has made significant strides, providing best-in-class benefits services that meet employers and their employees’ evolving needs in spite of today’s complex healthcare marketplace.”
DBA opened its flagship office in Tennessee one year ago when it acquired Capital Benefits Group. The DBA network combines the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with the sophisticated technology and resources of a respected national company. Employers receive access to a broader variety of carriers, dynamic tools, proprietary products and the company’s private exchange solution, Digital Benefits Marketplace (www.digitalbenefitsmarketplace.com).
“The depth of industry expertise and resources that Digital brings to the table are second to none,” explains Mike Haynes, DBA principal. “Our customers now have access to the most up-to-date information about healthcare legislation and the company’s compliance and legal support. We were courted by several brokerage firms,” adds Haynes, “but Digital’s superior platform and approach to businesss set them apart. These advantages, combined with the opportunity to continue servicing clients with whom we’ve built long-term relationships, made the decision to join Digital a perfect fit.”
“Digital owns and operates its own marketplace, Digital Benefits Marketplace, from soup to nuts,” says Kathryn Little, who serves as a DBA senior advisor. “The company is at the forefront of the industry, and this competitive point of distinction is important, as most other firms are simply accessing an outside exchange, but it’s not their own,” adds Little.
Digital Benefits Marketplace (DBM), the company’s private insurance exchange, rolled out in Tennessee last October and enables companies to reframe the employee benefits equation, offering both a defined contribution financial model and greater plan customization. DBM’s Customer Advocate Center represententatives guide businesses and employees through the enrollment process and individual/family decision-making.
“Mike, Jaime, Kathryn and Chris are known for their strategic approaches, helping employers effectively manage costs and providing attractive benefits packages,” says Harold Roe, managing principal of DBA’s Tennessee office. “Their addition to DBA will double our firm’s size and give us a presence in each of the four major markets in the state.”