Group Benefits & Brokerage Services

Our Expertise

In a war for talent, make your benefits your differentiator

We understand that a strong employee benefits program can be the key to attracting and retaining top talent. That’s why Plante Moran Group Benefit Advisors helps organizations optimize their benefits program while managing costs, ensuring compliance, and creating unique features their staff will be excited about.

We don’t operate like others — and we’re proud of that. You’ll find that our partnerships with organizations such as Pareto Health, Meritain Health, Quantum Health, and SmithRx give you access to enterprise-level solutions not usually available to small or midsized organizations. And, unlike insurance brokers, we’re not tied to specific carriers or vendors and avoid “preferred status” relationships involving commissions, overrides, and bonuses that could infringe on independent advice.

Most importantly, we believe in full transparency and disclose all payment arrangements that affect the cost, financing, and administration of your plans. In fact, when it comes to compensation, we allow you to select the method that’s best for you — whether it’s commission-based, fee-based, or a combination of the two.

A full suite of services, delivered with a personal touch

We’ll help you develop the perfect plan for your organization that continues to balance cost, administration, compliance, and employee satisfaction. We provide a full suite of services, delivered with a personal touch. Our services include:

  • Cost management solutions
  • Plan financing, risk management, and risk transfer
  • Underwriting and actuarial support
  • Resolution of billing, claims, and eligibility issues
  • Compliance support: State and federal
  • Vendor evaluation and stewardship
  • Benefit renewals and RFPs
  • Benefits administration technology and services
  • Benefits communication strategies
  • Data analytics: Benchmarking against peer organizations through partnership with Springbuk


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Client Experience

Helping you build a world-class culture

As one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” we know from experience that offering a strong employee benefits program is a key step in building and maintaining a great culture. We want to help you do the same. We’ll take the time to understand your team so that we can provide a custom solution that not only keeps your benefit package competitive but is also perfectly tailored to your business goals.

Think of us as an extension of your organization. We’re confident you’ll appreciate our personalized service and our broad-based expertise that’s easy to access any time you need it.

Our credentials

The credentials held by many members of our team demonstrate our expertise in employee benefits. Our team boasts titles such as CEBS® (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist), Health Rosetta Advisor, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP.

Our clients say

Having worked with Plante Moran Group Benefit Advisors for more than 15 years, I’m continually impressed by the team’s ability to provide our organization with flexible solutions to lower costs while maintaining quality benefits for our employees.

We recently transitioned to a new third-party administrator for our self-insured plan, and I couldn’t imagine going through that process with anyone other than Plante Moran. They identified new solutions to address both billing and coverage issues that we were concerned about — many of which were only available to us because of our relationship with Plante Moran. But more importantly, it was their willingness to interact with and explain benefits to our employees and retirees that set them apart.

I would have no reservations about recommending Plante Moran. They have a unique perspective that many brokers simply don’t possess.

William (Bill) Smith
HR Director, Charter Township of Clinton