employee benefits News

Ambiguity Over Spousal Benefit Rules Could Test Gay Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. Many large and mid-sized employers are self-insured, which means their …

Willis to Acquire PMI Health Group, UK-Based Healthcare Adviser & Broker

Willis Group Holdings plc announced an agreement to acquire PMI Health Group (PMIHG), an independent healthcare adviser and broker in the UK. Willis said the deal will significantly raise the company’s presence in the UK employee benefits and healthcare market, …

Integro Acquires Atlanta-Based Clearview Group

International insurance broker and risk management firm Integro Ltd. has further expanded its benefits practice with the acquisition of Clearview Group, an Atlanta-based national health benefits consultant with a subspecialty serving the private equity industry. Financial details of the transaction …

EPIC Adds Millholland to Southeast Region of Employer Services Platform

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, has added employee benefits consulting professional Davin Millholland to its growing Employer Services Platform (ESP). Millholland joins EPIC in its Southeast Region (based in Duluth, …

AIG Acquires Controlling Stake in ING Employee Benefits Global Network

American International Group Inc. has acquired a controlling stake in ING Employee Benefits Global Network and renamed it AIG Global Benefits Network. The network is based in Belgium. The network’s minority shareholders are Nationale-Nederlanden in the Netherlands and France’s Malakoff Mederic. Terms …

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Announces Senior Employee Benefit Appointments

London-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced several senior management appointments within its UK Employee Benefits business and JLT Asia. These appointments are subject to obtaining the appropriate regulatory approvals, where required. Mark Wood is retiring from his role as the CEO …

Bolton & Co. Opens Northern California Office

Bolton & Co. has opened an office in Santa Clara, Calif. to serve its clients in Northern California. Bolton’s Santa Clara office will serve a diverse client base, ranging from nonprofit organizations, technology and construction companies to educational institutions. Pasadena, …

Suhr in California Names Kosko Account Executive

Gerry Kosko has joined Suhr Risk Services in San Jose, Calif. as account executive in employee benefits. Kosko is a health insurance funding strategist. He specializes in working with business owners and human resources managers to streamline the delivery and …

Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California

Suhr Risk Services has named Jed Dershimer vice president of employee benefits in San Jose, Calif. Dershimer previously worked at Hays Companies, ADP and Verizon, in addition to a lengthy prior stint with Suhr. He specializes in architecting and implementing …

Lockton Adds Gabriel, Koslowski to Employee Benefits Team in Milwaukee

Independent insurance broker Lockton, has added Account Executive Tom Gabriel and Senior Account Manager Lori Koslowski to the employee benefits team in its Milwaukee office. Gabriel joins Lockton with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits’ arena. …