employee benefits News

Marsh & Mclennan Agency Acquires Ohio’s Benefits Resource Group

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, has acquired Benefits Resource Group (BRG), in Independence, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BRG, an employee benefits consulting firm, offers a wide range of …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

Parker, Flavin Promoted, Yturralde Added at Ascende in Houston

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced that Ascende — an EPIC Company has promoted Mary Parker and Dina Flavin to managing principals in Houston. In addition, the company’s Southwest Region also welcomed …

Lockton Names Tyler as Head of Global Benefits Business

Lockton has appointed Mike Tyler as head of Lockton International Benefits. He will also become chair of the Global Benefits Leadership Group, which will oversee expansion of the benefits capabilities around the globe. The benefits practice represents 30 percent of …

Arthur J. Gallagher Buys London-Based Employee Benefits Firm, Argentis

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Argentis, based in London, England. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2005, Argentis is a financial planning and employee benefits consultant that provides benefit and wealth management services to private …

USI Makes 3 Appointments, 2 Promotions in Ohio

Insurance brokerage USI Insurance Services (USI) has added Brianna Berry, Nick Giancola and Kim Patrick in the USI Independence, Ohio, office. In addition, Heidi King has been promoted to consultant and Brian Muldoon has been promoted to senior account executive. …

Covered California Prices for Small Business to Rise 5.9%

Small business employees who get health coverage through the Covered California health insurance exchange will see an average price increase of 5.9 percent next year. The figure announced last week affects roughly 28,000 people who work for companies with up to 100 …

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires UK-Based Orb Financial Services Ltd. 

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Orb Financial Services Ltd. in Surrey, England. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2007, Orb Financial Services is an employee benefits consultant and broker offering a full range of …

EPIC Adds Ogilvie as Business Development Manager in Houston

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property/casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Will Ogilvie in the firm’s southwest regional office. He will be based in Houston and report to Brett Haugh, managing principal, Southwest Region. …

Nurre Named President, Employee Benefits in USI’s Cincinnati Office

Insurance brokerage, USI Insurance Services (USI), has appointed David A. Nurre president, employee benefits for the Cincinnati, Ohio, office. As president, Nurre is responsible for the growth and overall performance of the business unit. Nurre has more than 17 years of …