Collaboration Centric Solution Adds M3 Insurance as New Member Firm

May 14, 2013 – Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2) is proud to welcome M3 Insurance (M3) as a new member firm. C2 is a joint venture founded by leading employee benefit consulting firms, including Kistler Tiffany Benefits, McGohan Brabender, MHBT Inc., The Partners Group and William Gallagher Associates.

The addition of M3 Insurance provides expanded reach and expertise while complementing the current robust services that C2 member firms offer to their clients. C2 now has more than 30 strategically located offices throughout the country; this joint venture transforms regionally independent firms to the fifth largest privately held employee benefits firm in the nation. Strategic collaboration with carriers, vendors and members to create innovative product and service offerings while delivering greater quality and value to clients is the core of C2’s vision and purpose. C2 firms are able to offer the widest variety of products and services to their valued clients.

The member firms come together to form an uncommonly powerful employee benefit consulting firm. While the majority of the marketplace is served by big box national firms with little ability to offer unique products and services, C2 member firms stay true to their roots and become a stronger independent firm, with global reach and local touch, in order to meet the increasing needs of their growing client base.

“C2’s vision – allowing member firms to gain global reach while remaining local and independent – is consistent with the vision and mission of M3 Insurance. We look forward to working with all the firms of C2and providing more robust and comprehensive services to our valued clients,” said Mike Victorson, president and CEO, M3 Insurance.

ABOUT Collaboration Centric Solutions – Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2) is a national company formed by leading independent employee benefit consulting firms for strategic collaboration with carriers, vendors and embers to create innovative product offerings while delivering greater quality and value to clients. C2 is the nation’s fifth largest privately-held firm.

ABOUT M3 Insurance – Founded in 1968, M3 Insurance is Wisconsin’s largest privately held commercial insurance agency, providing employee benefits, property & casualty, executive benefits, employer-sponsored retirement plans and personal lines insurance. The professionals at M3 are aligned to specialized industry groups, serving clients across the country frim five Wisconsin offices.

M3 is consistently ranked in the top 1% of insurance brokers nationwide and has been named to the list of Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine.

Contact Information
Jill Palmer
Operations Manager
(503) 726-5762


Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.