Group Physicians Advisory Services

Group Physicians Advisory Services2018-09-19T17:30:15+00:00

 

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We Serve Over 20,000 Physicians

97% Customer Retention Rate- 
demonstrating we deliver on our promises to clients.

Serving the unique needs of physicians for over 25 years

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We take care of those who take care of others

Your physicians care for their patients with an unwavering dedication to their long-term well-being. TPG’s Group Physicians Advisory Services will do the same for your physicians.

The Partners Group is committed to serving the needs of the healthcare community. Collectively, our team of trusted advisors serves more than 20,000 physicians and over 200 clinics. Founded over 37 years ago, our history is strongly rooted in understanding and serving the unique needs of healthcare providers.

Who We Serve

TPG specializes in serving multi-specialty medical groups around the United States.

We’re one of the few firms in the U.S. to focus on multi-specialty medical groups. We serve physicians both as active members of the medical group and as retired members, as well as the teams that work with them each day.

  • Physicians
  • Human Resources Teams
  • Executive Leadership


Our Services–  Helping You Provide Best in Class Benefits to Your Physicians!

The Partners Group is unique in the level of claims advocacy we will provide for your physicians.  Our extensive and personalized service can also include taking the time to answer complex insurance questions, transitioning physician’s insurance as their individual insurance needs may change throughout their working years and into retirement, plus advocacy during the long-term disability claim filing process.

Our highly skilled and experienced data analytics team provides benchmarking information specific to medical group practices:

  • Demographic patterns
  • Hiring, tenure & separation trends
  • Claim trends & data
  • Competitive benchmarking


Benefits Services Overview

Founded solely to serve physicians and medical clinics, Group Physicians Advisory Services provides unmatched expertise. We are multi-specialists providing a single source for insurance, claim and demographic analytics, plus physician benefits. We are with your team every step of the way.

  • Traditional benefits: Medical, dental, life, disability, including enrollment systems.
  • Self-funded plan designs: Control costs and understand what is driving trends.
  • Physician voluntary benefit strategies: Solutions tailored to meet your unique demographic needs.
  • Claim advocacy services
  • Full financial reporting package: Including predictive modeling tools.
  • Stewardship reporting: Providing key metrics back to the leadership team about direct physician interactions.
  • Medical group surveys & communication
  • Customized Benefit & HR Team Training: Training modules designed to educate HR and Call Center teams providing a better physician experience.
  • Total absence management consulting
  • Compliance analysis & education
  • Wellness/engagement strategies: Healthier employees, improved health plan performance, reduced costs. Click here to view the TPG Wellness Program in Action
  • Benefits technology consulting & solutions
  • Pharmacy benefit management
  • Healthcare consulting
  • Enrollment solutions

 


Next Steps

Meet with our the Group Physician Advisory Services team to explore the most important things that we do every day.

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Our Team

Brad’s area of focus includes supporting and expanding TPG’s Group Physicians Advisory Services, a growing business division that focuses on meeting the needs of physician practices with employee benefits and insurance strategies. Brad has a deep knowledge in sales and operations in the employee benefits industry as a seasoned veteran who has worked for MetLife, Unum, and The Standard for the past 30 years. Brad’s extensive carrier background has allowed him a unique insight into the employee benefits marketplace and emerging trends, enabling customers to benefit from what is achievable today and into the future.

Brad entered the business in 1985 as a Sales Consultant for one of the nation’s largest employee benefits companies. After spending nine years in the California market, he returned to his roots in the Northwest in 1995. Brad joined The Partners Group after most recently spending 15 years with The Standard, and has held several officer level positions in the employee benefits space including VP of National Accounts, VP of Operations, and VP of Sales.

Brad has a political science degree from Oregon State University. He is also active on youth sports boards and loves spending time with his wife and three kids. Additionally, he enjoys golfing, cycling, steelhead fishing, bird hunting, and snow skiing.

Contact:  bnantz@tpgrp.com | 503.597.6335

Holly began her insurance career in 1996 when she joined the nation’s leading disability carrier. She held a variety of positions on the carrier side of the business, including account management, marketing, and sales. In October 2004, Holly joined Benefit Partners, LLC, a benefit consulting firm, to expand the group benefits practice in the area of core benefit planning and voluntary/employee paid benefits. She developed an extensive clientele of businesses and individuals because of her keen focus on helping employers structure, communicate and implement benefit programs that balance cost while meeting the needs of employees. Holly also advises in income replacement strategies and business insurance strategies. In May 2015, Benefit Partners became a member of The Partners Group.

Holly loves that her job allows her to advocate for her clients and be there for them when they need her most. She loves the communication process and working with employers to make sure their employees understand all the details to make the best decision. She enjoys building and maintaining strong relationships with business owners, HR professionals, and other key people. She also likes to work with professionals strategically on what they need for themselves and their employees.

Holly is a Member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), and the Portland Chapter of the National and Oregon Association of Health Underwriters. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon and has a Group Benefit Disability Specialist (GBDS) designation. Her hobbies include running, cycling, skiing and spending time with her family.

Contact:  hwitt@tpgrp.com | 503.597.6326

Barbara’s favorite aspect of her job is working with clients as part of their team. She especially enjoys helping them create solutions to benefit or administration issues. This business is all about relationships with clients and vendors, and Barbara loves the wonderful people she has been able to meet throughout her career.

After graduating from college, Barbara worked for twelve years as an Account Manager for a major national insurance company. She then transitioned to an Account Executive role for a national third party administrator selling claim administration services and stop loss insurance. In 1996, Barbara started Outsourcing Service, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in both employee benefit plan projects and ongoing consulting services, primarily to large, self-insured employers. In February 2013, Outsourcing Services joined Benefit Partners LLC, a benefit consulting firm. In May 2015, Benefit Partners became a member of The Partners Group.

Barbara is a member of the Cascade Chapter of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, and the Western Pension & Benefit Conference. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Portland State University and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation, conferred by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Her hobbies include walking (usually with her dog), Oregon Ducks football, traveling, cooking, and reading.

Contact:  bswanson@tpgrp.com |  503.597.6331

 

Steve has been working in the employee benefits field since 1985, spending the first twelve years of his career with two leading group disability and life insurance carriers. In 1997, he launched his own employee benefit planning agency, Client First Group, Inc. which was subsequently transitioned to new ownership. In August 2010 he joined Benefit Partners LLC, providing strategic planning and account management across the group life, short-term disability, long-term disability, and long-term care insurance business lines with special emphasis in the physician market. In May 2015, Benefit Partners became a member of The Partners Group.

Steve is a member of the Portland chapter of the National and Oregon Association of Health Underwriters, Board of Directors and Executive Committee member of the Gales Creek Camp Foundation (camp for 1st – 11th graders with Type 1 diabetes). He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Oregon, holds a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation; conferred by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; and a Group Benefit Disability (GBDS) designation.

In his free time, Steve loves golfing, skiing, remodeling, visiting the Oregon Coast, hiking, and yard work. Most importantly, he enjoys doing these activities with his wife and two adult children. He also enjoys being involved in the community and donating time and treasure to worthy causes.

Contact:  stagmyer@tpgrp.com |  503.597.6333

 

Tim first began working in the employee benefits industry in 2009. As a leading Sales Consultant for one of the nation’s largest disability insurance providers, Tim amassed a highly-technical understanding of risk, the impacts of disability on employer organizations, strategies to combat absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace, enhancing corporate leave processes, and helping employers remain compliant in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.  Tim’s unique insights into disability and leave best practices allow him to guide employers as they optimize their programs and to help them shift the focus away from the complexities of disability and back to improving their bottom lines.

Tim gets personally invigorated by helping people solve complex problems. No matter the point at issue, Tim enjoys conducting a comprehensive appraisal of the underlying details to help customers arrive at the right solution to fit their organization.

Tim has a Business degree from Oregon State University where he also competed as a student-athlete. He is engaged with several charitable organizations and loves spending time with his wife and their son. When he is not working or spending time with family, Tim enjoys playing the guitar, snow skiing, mountain biking, golfing, Olympic weightlifting, walking their dog, and learning about nutrition.

Contact: tkelly@tpgrp.com | 503.941.2324

Jessica joined The Partners Group as an Account Executive. She joins the team from The Standard where she was most recently a Sr. Implementation Manager onboarding large complex national accounts. With over ten years of Employee Benefits experience, Jessica has expertise in disability claims and account management. Jessica is a graduate of Portland State University. When she is not in the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and their twins.

Contact:  jbryan@tpgrp.com |  503.941.4381

 

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.