Rod Cruickshank Named Vice Chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) Advisory Committee

Portland, OR—Rod Cruickshank, CEO of The Partners Group has been appointed Vice Chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) Advisory Committee. Cruickshank will serve in this role for two years, after which he will become Chair of the CEBE Advisory Committee.

CEBE is a part of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), located in Washington, D.C. CIAB is a high-touch member-based trade association for 200 of the world’s top commercial insurance and employee benefits brokerages.

CEBE was formed in 2001 and serves to advise […]

The TPG Investment Committee on Q1 & COVID-19


Unprecedented—that’s the word that comes to mind when reflecting on the current health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus itself has not caused the market to decline nor the global economy to grind to a screeching halt, but social distancing has. While plenty of post-pandemic analyses will assess whether this was the “best” approach for society as a whole, there’s no question that this highly infectious and quickly spreading virus required a rapid response. The good news is that new cases seem to have slowed in areas that were initially hit the hardest. We hope […]

Oregon Health Insurers Agree to Plan Design Changes for Coronavirus

Last Thursday Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon had reached an agreement with some private health insurance companies to waive copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for Oregonians who undergo testing for COVID-19. The agreement will apply to a vaccine for the virus if one becomes available but does not apply to prescription drugs at this time.  

State officials are working on a similar agreement for self-insured health plans. The state is also working with the federal government to clarify exceptions to cost-sharing for Medicare Advantage plans, and health savings account eligible high-deduction plans.

The following companies have committed to this agreement so far:

  • A-dec
  • Aetna […]

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.