Digital Insurance (www.digitalinsurance.com), the nation's largest and most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency, has acquired Berg Andonian, an employee benefits firm headquartered in Gig Harbor, Wash. The 15-year-old agency now operates as part of Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA), a division of Digital Insurance, and is the company’s first office in Washington. Co-founders, Joe Berg and Kirk Andonian, along with their team, joined forces with DBA to provide clients expanded offerings and greater support.
“Bringing Joe and Kirk into the DBA fold strengthens our presence across the Northwest,” says Mike Sullivan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Digital Insurance. “Berg Andonian is highly regarded for its strategic approach to business and the customer service it extends to clients. They have helped employers effectively manage costs while providing attractive benefits packages. Now Digital’s communications platform, customer solutions and emerging private exchange solution will elevate their competitive position in the marketplace.”
DBA combines the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with the sophisticated technology and innovative resources of a respected national company. Employers receive access to a broader variety of carriers, dynamic tools, proprietary products and the ability to effectively navigate the complexities of health care reform. One significant advantage includes direct policy holder access to a Customer Advocate Center, where knowledgeable and licensed Digital representatives answer benefits and policy questions, enabling employers to free-up overworked HR departments.
“Digital’s proven expertise and 12-year track record attracted us,” says Berg. “The company’s progressive approach is very impressive, will provide advantages to our clients and differentiate us from the competition. Digital’s employee benefits-only focus mirrors our firm’s concentration and was crucial in our decision.”
“Being part of the Digital Benefit Advisors’ network and having access to its wealth of resources amplifies our team’s ability to support employers’ and policy holders’ needs,” adds Andonian. “Digital’s national footprint and best practices offer multiple advantages not only for us but for our clients in terms of the ability to structure and competitively fund their employee benefits plans.”
Founded in 1997, Berg Andonian is a 10-person employee benefits firm that provides services to 165 employers, including school districts, hospitals and country governments, in addition to 1,500 individuals. Recognized by a leading statewide business publication as one of Washington’s top 20 insurance agencies, the majority of Berg Andonian clients are located in the western and central regions of the state.
About Digital Insurance
Digital Insurance (www.digitalinsurance.com) is the largest, most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency in the U.S. Distinguished by its focus on innovation and education, the company creates greater value for employers and inspires individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. Its largest division, Digital Benefit Advisors, is a national network of experienced, local market experts who deliver expanded offerings to businesses and organizations. Digital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial (FNF).
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