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Gary Alton and Sarah Friend of The Partners Group Employee Benefits Division are featured in an article written by Elizabeth Hayes of the Portland Business Journal entitled: Cutting Out the Insurance Middle Man.

This article examines how Oregon companies are coping with rising health plan costs and administrative burdens from the ACA regulations. It includes the details on why more employers are taking the self-funded route for their employee health plans, including the results of two local Oregon companies who became self-funded, as well as dealing with the upcoming new regulations beginning the first of January in 2016.

Digital article: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/print-edition/2015/12/04/cover-story-cutting-out-the-insurance-middle-man.html?ana=e_ph_prem&u=8TG6UdiIRyNhjaQnpNUcWA062b1751&t=1449506736.

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Gary Alton- Managing Partner of the Employee Benefits Division

Sarah Friend

Sarah Friend- Employee Benefits Consultant