helps to navigate available coverage plan choices and costs, including options in state or federal exchanges.

Portland, Oregon, October 3, 2013 – The Partners Group, one of the largest employee benefit consulting firms in the Northwest, today announced the launch of its private insurance exchange called Partners Marketplace to help navigate the changing insurance marketplace. The online service, supported by its certified agents, licensed in all fifty states, brings The Partners Group’s expertise to the individual and family market in addition to its respected employee benefits practice.

“We are excited to announce the launch of Partners Marketplace to support our clients, their employees and families,” said Gary Alton, Managing Partner at The Partners Group. “In addition, we look forward to helping individuals and their families who need guidance in the new federal and state exchanges.”

The online exchange at offers information and the opportunity to purchase a wide range of insurance products, including medical, dental, life, disability, home and auto plans. Partners Marketplace assists in navigating the changing insurance landscape with up-to-date information from leading regional and national insurance carriers, including enrollment and applicability for federal tax subsidies.

The site provides individuals and families with an easy tool to determine if they are eligible for a subsidy through the new public exchanges, and if so, their licensed agents will facilitate the purchase of a policy through that public exchange. If not eligible, the site can help determine the best coverage choice for that individual or family. The Partners Group also operates its own service center to take calls and walk people through all decisions, and facilitate online purchase.

About The Partners Group

The Partners Group, with offices in Portland and Bend, Ore., and Bellevue, Wash., is a locally owned, independent financial services, risk management, commercial insurance and employee benefit consulting firm. Driven by an unswerving commitment to its clients, it develops partnerships that ensure extraordinary solutions. The Partners Group is a founding member of Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2), the nation’s 5th largest privately held insurance firm serving over 1 million households in the U.S. For more information, visit

Contact Information:

Sarah Friend
(503) 241-9550

Mark Rose
(425) 455-5640