Jacksonville, FL—April 28, 2014—Northeast Florida businesses trying to negotiate the impact of the Affordable Care Act on their companies have a more powerful partner in place to help them. Coordinated Benefits Group (CBG), the Jacksonville office of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the largest privately held employee benefits firm in the country has merged with Wood & Associates of Jacksonville and Danny Page Insurance Services of St. Augustine. With this merger, Coordinated Benefits Group is positioned to provide the broadest array of critical, accessible group insurance and employee benefits to businesses in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas.

Steve DeSorbo, President of Coordinated Benefits Group, said, “By combining our efforts with Wood & Associates and Danny Page Insurance, Coordinated Benefits Group is gaining immeasurable knowledge and countless years of experience into the organization.” DeSorbo adds, “With new locations in St. Augustine and Jacksonville, CBG will be able to provide better service to more businesses.”

DeSorbo, Wood, and Page have been in talks for months discussing the recent findings published by United Benefit Advisors (UBA). Those findings indicated that private sector employees are paying for increases in healthcare costs for public workers while also absorbing greater expenses for their own healthcare. The findings, published at the end of 2013 by UBA, determined that private company employees paid more in health care premiums and out-of-pocket expenses not covered by their plans than their publicly employed counterparts. These facts, coupled with increasingly higher deductibles create difficult challenges for private-sector businesses and their employees. The recent merger between Coordinated Benefits Group (CBG), Wood & Associates and Danny Page Insurance of St. Augustine now provides businesses with a uniquely qualified partner to help manage these challenges.

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