OneDigital Health and Benefits Acquires The Alpha Group Agency, Inc.

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, January 11th, 2019

OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, has acquired The Alpha Group Agency, Inc. located in Independence, Ohio. Principals Kevin Mackay, John Wain, Jim Schade, Adrienne Vichill and Blair Larrance along with their team will continue serving the firm’s clients throughout Northeast Ohio and the country.

The Alpha Group works with clients across a range of industries and sizes, emphasizing client services and clear benefits assessments, using a strategic approach that focuses on specific needs. By joining OneDigital, the firm’s clients will have continued access to enhanced offerings including innovative enrollment technology, HR support tools, health and wellbeing experts and national compliance resources.

“In the more than 25 years since we have owned Alpha, we have invested in people, technology and resources to better serve our clients and their employees. With the world of benefits and HR evolving and becoming even more complex and integrated, we felt aligning with OneDigital would help us continue down that path and provide an even more robust platform of services and resources,” says Jim Schade, a principal of OneDigital Cleveland. “Being OneDigital's foundation agency in Ohio, our merger and alignment with OneDigital provides us with a better-defined structure from which to continue to grow. We are looking forward to collaborating with and utilizing the vast knowledge, expertise and experience of the more than 1,400 professionals at OneDigital and bring their market knowledge to our new and existing clients.”

“Expanding OneDigital into the Midwest region, as well as adding their General Agency business of ExpressLink, is part of our ongoing strategic growth plan and brings exciting growth opportunity to our organization,” says OneDigital’s Executive Vice President of Operations Pete Gruenberg. “Jim and his entire team of experts bring more than employee benefits to our organization and we are thrilled to learn from our new colleagues.”