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Digital Benefit Advisors Acquires Minnesota’s Corporate Health Systems

Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA) a national employee benefits firm, has acquired Corporate Health Systems of Eden Prairie, Minn., expanding its footprint in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Corporate Health Systems’ executives, Mick Hawton and Al Hofstede, along with their 42-member benefits …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Arkansas Agency, Hagan Newkirk

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  has acquired Hagan Newkirk Financial Services in Little Rock, Ark.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With operations dating back to the 1960s, Hagan Newkirk Financial Services (Hagan Newkirk) is a retail insurance broker offering employee benefit consultation …

Top Exposures Facing Global Middle Market Firms Vary by Region: Assurex Survey

While all middle market businesses across the world have concerns about cyber risk, few of these firms view it as their biggest exposure, according to a global survey* of 68 leading independent insurance brokers, which gauged the concerns of their …

Massachusetts Regulators Examine Zenefits

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance said this month that it has opened an investigation into Zenefits, a human resources software startup. Founded in 2013, the San Francisco-based Zenefits offers software to small- and mid-sized businesses to help automate their HR …

Lockton Adds 2 Employee Benefits Experts in Omaha

Insurance broker Lockton announced that Molly Riley and Mary McMartin have joined its Omaha, Neb., office. Riley has joined as an employee benefits producer and McMartin has joined as an employee benefits account executive. Riley comes to Lockton from Blue …

MJ Insurance Hires Bell as Employee Benefits Communication Specialist

Indianapolis-based MJ Insurance has added Kirsten Bell as an employee benefits communications specialist, a newly created position. Bell will be responsible for expanding the Benefits Consulting communication offering and client Learning Center. Prior to joining MJ, Bell served as an …

Marsh Names Barton to Succeed Alway as Head of Jelf Group

Following completion of its acquisition of Jelf Group, first announced in September, Marsh has made a change in management. It has appointed Phil Barton to be CEO of Jelf in succession to Alex Alway, who is to become a non-executive …

Iowa Hospital, Minnesota Insurer Form Insurance Company

Des Moines, Iowa-based hospital and medical clinic company UnityPoint Health is getting into the health insurance business. The company said it has partnered with Bloomington, Minn., health care provider and insurer HealthPartners to create a health insurance company to be …

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Cuts Profit Forecast on Pension Changes, Strong Pound

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc lowered its expectations for 2015 profit after government pension changes hurt the insurance broker’s U.K. employee benefits business and the stronger pound cut income from overseas. Shares fell to the lowest since March 5. JLT …

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Appoints Viswanathan as CEO, UK Employee Benefits

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced the appointment of Bala Viswanathan as CEO of JLT’s UK Employee Benefits business, subject to the necessary regulatory approval. Viswanathan succeeds Duncan Howorth, who has decided to retire for personal reasons. Viswanathan joined JLT …