Colchester’s Benefit Group merges with Digital Insurance of Atlanta

first_imgDigital Insurance Inc. (www.digitalinsurance.com(link is external)), the nation’s leading employee benefits agency specializing in insurance for small businesses and mid-sized companies, has merged with The Benefit Group of New England LLC (BGNE), based in Colchester. The regional firm’s owners and all staff members will continue operating the company and clients will have access to more robust resources, sophisticated technology, price advantages and proprietary solutions available through Digital’s national platform.‘The new relationship with BGNE is part of our company’s continuing growth strategy to partner with leading agencies throughout the United States that have strong community roots,’ says Adam Bruckman, president and chief executive officer of Digital Insurance. ‘Digital gains experienced leaders with regional insights and relationships that cannot be easily replicated. At the same time, BGNE acquires resources and tools to help them prosper and better meet employer needs, particularly during this era of health care reform.’‘This partnership is the next step in our evolution and delivers tremendous advantages to our clients,’ says BGNE partner Deb Loughlin. ‘No other employee benefits agency in our region has the capabilities we now offer.’ New services include compliance assistance, in-depth communications and resources related to health care reform. In addition, employers benefit from access to a Customer Advocate Center which handles individual employee calls, an online Benefits Resource Center to assist with human resource issues and an online Wellness Management Center to help create a healthier workforce.‘The relationship with Digital also provides our firm with an optimal platform for continued growth,’ says BGNE partner Bob Gaydos. ‘We’ve been expanding into new municipalities in Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York, and this accelerates our plans to open a new office in Fort Myers, Fla.’Founded in 1990 and based in Colchester, Vt., BGNE is a group insurance agency and employee benefits consulting firm serving more than 300 New England and northern New York employers. With an annual growth rate of 23 percent over the last decade, the firm has experienced tremendous success and has a reputation for its progressive approach to creating benefits strategic plans that deliver long-term advantages for employer groups.Digital is in an aggressive growth mode and pursuing four specific revenue strategies in the small and medium business market (SMB) during 2011:Agency Acquisition: Digital recruits a top-performing firm’s entire employee benefits portfolio and retains its personnel to deploy a local market solution. Agencies gain a cash infusion, while clients experience enhanced service.P&C Growth Acquisition: Digital acquires and manages the agency’s employee benefits segment, freeing the P&C firm to focus on core business and/or pursue strategic growth plans.Block Acquisition: Digital purchases a block of the agency’s employee benefits book — often smaller accounts. This arrangement enables firms to grow more profitable business, and clients benefit from a more advanced service platform.Digital also is pursuing partnerships in which the local agency retains its customers. Through a shared commission arrangement, Digital manages a specified portion — or all — of the employee benefits business. Firms working with the company in this capacity are interested in growth and gaining efficiencies to better service their more profitable clients.About Digital InsuranceDigital Insurance is the nation’s leading employee benefits agency specializing in insurance for small businesses and mid-sized companies. The firm’s national footprint, technology, resources and benefits expertise help customers control costs and simplify the health care journey. Digital levels the playing field for employers and employees, delivering the same advantages experienced by large organizations. Respected for its industry leadership and responsive service by knowledgeable professionals, the privately owned company’s innovative solutions empower customers to navigate the complexities of health care reform and guide individuals to become better health care consumers. ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Insurance Inclast_img read more

BizKid$ co-creator shows kids how to turn $100 into $1,000,000

first_imgIf you can teach a kid how to turn $100 into $1,000,000, they’re all ears. Well, that’s the intention of BizKid$ Co-creator Jeannine Glista, as she and fellow authors James McKenna and Matt Fontane have published a new kids financial education book entitled: How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Invest! Save!.This book is not some get-rich-quick, pyramid scheme. It’s a guide teaching kids how to budget and invest properly when they’re young so they can have a solid foundation of sound financial habits as they grow older — ultimately becoming, yes, millionaires or just financially stable.So, naturally, we invited Jeannine on the show to give us the details of her book, why she and her peers wrote it, key pieces of advice, and how can credit unions step up and help — especially when a majority of elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide not offering financial education classes. We also wanted to know what’s up with the disco ball hanging from the ceiling in the background.So check it out and let us know what you think — and pick up the book! continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Arsenal in contact with Napoli attacker

first_img Loading… With uncertainty surrounding the future of top goalscorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,  Arsenal have lined-up  Dries Mertens as a potential replacement. Aubameyang only has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the end of the season.Advertisement Rumours have mounted he has informed Arteta already that he wants to leave the North London side this summer in order to join a team capable of challenging for top honours. Read Also:Arteta in search of left-footers to boost Gunners attack Now Mertens, 32, could provide the Gunners with a cheap alternative for the marksman. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic LooksHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Luis Suarez will not appeal 10-game ban for Ivanovic bite

first_imgLiverpool striker Luis Suarez has decided not to appeal his 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.The Uruguay international was handed the suspension on Wednesday for a blatant bite on the Serbian’s arm during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with the Blues at Anfield, with manager Brendan Rodgers suggesting that the punishment was excessive.But the Football Association has confirmed that the 26-year-old will not be appealing the decision and will sit out all 10 matches, the first of which will be Saturday’s clash with Newcastle.An FA statement read: “Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has not appealed the suspension issued to him by an Independent Regulatory Commission this week.“A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission upheld the FA’s claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will now serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three.“The suspension begins with immediate effect and applies to Liverpool’s next 10 domestic first-team fixtures. “The FA intends to publicise the Independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons in due course.”last_img read more