The Partners Group (TPG) is pleased to announce it has gained two new carrier additions through its national affiliate, Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2 Solutions). The Ancillary insurance partners now include Cigna Group Insurance, Guardian, The Hartford and The Standard. The company’s preferred medical stop-loss carriers are Optum Stop Loss Insurance, Sun Life Financial, Symetra and Tokio Marine HCC.

“C2 is proud of its relationships with our preferred partners, which represent the most forward-thinking ancillary and medical stop-loss insurance companies in the employee benefits consulting space. We believe that those partnerships, in combination with C2’s experience and knowledge, allow us to deliver solutions to our clients that are not available in the open marketplace,” said Kate Moher, Chief Executive Officer, C2 Solutions. “We look forward to working closely with our preferred partners in 2016 to develop proprietary products and services that allow us to better serve our mutual clients.”

As a result of TPG’s affiliation with C2 Solutions and its strategic collaboration with carriers, vendors, and members, The Partners Group gains a wider ability to expand upon its innovative product and service offerings while delivering greater quality and value to clients. C2 Solutions is comprised of the nation’s top independent regional employee benefit firms, who collectively deliver a combination of service and experience that is unmatched in the marketplace today.

About The Partners Group
Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 35 years. We are an independent consulting firm with services including employee benefits, business consulting, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group employs over 140 team members with offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit 800-722-6339.

ABOUT C2 Solutions
C2 Solutions is a national, equity-owned partnership powered by The Partners Group, Kistler Tiffany Benefits, M3 Insurance, McGohan Brabender, Scott Insurance, and Holmes Murphy. With over 30 strategically located offices throughout the country, C2 is equivalent to the fifth-largest privately held benefits firm in the nation. Website: Strategic Collaboration is at the core of C2 Solutions’ purpose to fundamentally change employee benefits consulting. We represent a refreshing approach to the commoditized marketplace where partnership with C2 means something different than a traditional employee benefits agency or big box national firm.

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, and their affiliates. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 90 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit

ABOUT Guardian
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers with $7.3 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2015. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental, vision, and 401(k) plans. The company has approximately 8,000 employees and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 70 agencies nationwide.

ABOUT The Hartford
With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at

ABOUT The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

ABOUT Tokio Marine HCC
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurer with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. Tokio Marine HCC’s major domestic and international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (Very Strong)” from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, “A+ (Superior)” from A.M. Best Company, Inc., “AA- (Very Strong)” from Fitch Ratings, and “A1 (Good Security)” from Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. For more information about Tokio Marine HCC, please visit

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 100,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). For more information, visit

ABOUT Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. For more information, please visit

In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium, and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life’s broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary, and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit

ABOUT Symetra
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, broker-dealers and independent agents and advisors. In 2016, the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a medical stop-loss provider. For more information, visit