PBJ article– Is it Panic Time for Employers? features TPG Employee Benefits Consultant

Sarah Friend, Employee Benefits Consultant at The Partners Group in Portland, Oregon is featured in The Portland Business Journal article, “Elizabeth Hayes: Panic time for employers?” by Elizabeth Hayes.

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 19, 2014, by Elizabeth Hayes, Staff Reporter – Portland Business Journal – With all the news coming out of Cover Oregon and the focus on individual insurance, it’s no wonder I’ve been neglecting the group market in recent months.

But health reform is coming soon to the employer sphere, too, so Oregon businesses would do well to prepare now.

“2014 is the year to understand the details and nuances of the law,” said Sarah Friend, an employee benefits consultant with Portland-based consulting firm The Partners Group.

Click here to view this article in its entirety on the Portland Business Journal’s website

About The Partners Group

The Partners Group is a locally-owned and independent consulting firm specializing in employee benefits, financial services, and risk management, with offices in Bellevue, Portland, and Bend. We do more than provide exceptional employee benefits, commercial insurance and wealth management services. Driven by an unswerving commitment to our clients, we develop partnerships that ensure extraordinary solutions.


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.