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Ovation is Now OneDigital Health and Benefits

I am pleased to tell you that Ovation, a Digital Benefit Advisors company, is now OneDigital Health and Benefits.

In 2013 we announced our decision to join Digital Benefit Advisors, the advisory arm of Digital Insurance. We saw the move as a way to continue to do what we’ve always done best—stand as one with our clients and deliver forward-thinking strategies to help them succeed in an increasingly challenging world.

We recognize that the partnership created some confusion about our brand. Were we Ovation? Were we Digital? In fact, with such strong market recognition as Ovation, we held on to our name—probably a little too long. We weren’t too worried about being explicit; we knew from you that your biggest concerns were whether your client service team would remain the same, and could you continue to expect fresh-thinking, personal and responsive service. The answer to both questions was a resounding yes.

Three years later I am proud to say that many of our core consulting practices have become a part of the fabric of both how Digital Benefit Advisors and Digital Insurance BALLOONSserve our more than 35,000 clients.

In what I feel is an important evolutionary move, Digital Insurance and Digital Benefit Advisors are consolidating under one market facing name, OneDigital Health and Benefits. This unified new brand will feel a lot like the brand you have come to think of as a strategic partner since you joined our family. You’ll see a significant focus on our values, created in response to what we have learned from you over the years—that you want and need a benefits advisor who:

•    delivers fresh-thinking approaches to benefit plan design,
•    is invested in your success,
•    is responsive, optimistic and trustworthy,
•    works relentlessly to drive the impact you expect, and
•    is clearly invested in you, your people and your success

Over the next few weeks you can expect your client services team to reach out personally to share our new brand story with you. Meanwhile, join us in celebrating this next evolution of our national brand, and in particular, the fact that if anything, we are able to shine a brighter light on the core of what has always made us better as a benefits advisor—YOU.

Sincerely,

Brian Driscoll
Managing Principal
OneDigital Hartford (formerly Ovation, a Digital Benefit Advisors Company)

Student Loan Repayment Plans: A Need for All Generations

By: Susan Galvin, Senior Advisor in our DBA partner office in Needham, MA.

A hot new offering in the world of employee benefits is quickly finding its way into many employers’ plans. Student loan repayment plans as an employee benefit are on the rise because of the need that spans multiple generations of employees. According to the most recent 2015 SHRM Employee Benefits survey report, only 3% of employers currently offer this benefit, however, this number is expected to grow to over 26% by 2018. Continue reading Student Loan Repayment Plans: A Need for All Generations

Take Charge of Your Health

[Spoiler Alert] In The X-Files TV series, Agents Mulder and Scully give their son up for adoption to protect him from a government conspiracy involving alien technology. While I can safely say most parents don’t have to face such perils, they would do anything possible to ensure the health and well-being of their children. Two years ago, my first child was unexpectedly born pre-term at 35 weeks. Now pregnant with my second child, I am considered a “higher risk” pregnancy because of my history and my doctors have recommended I take certain measures to help my baby go full-term. Continue reading Take Charge of Your Health