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Paul E. Miller - AIF® -Managing Principal and Portfolio Management Director featured in recent RIABiz Article.

Burlington, MA—Paul E. Miller - AIF® -Managing Principal and Portfolio Management Director was recently featured in a RIABiz Article. Click on the image to read the full article. 

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Axial Benefits Group Featured in New Issue of California Risk & Business Magazine

Burlington, MA— Axial Benefits Group was recently featured in the California Risk & Business Magazine for our work on Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions. Click on the image below to read the full article.  

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ABG's Managing Partner Mick Rodgers recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his 2017 Advisor of The Year Award.

Burlington, MA— Axial Benefits Group's Managing Partner Mick Rodgers, was recently recognized by The Massachusetts House of Representatives for being awarded Employee Benefit Magazine's 2017 Advisor of The Year. The official proclamation was presented by Massachusetts State Rep. Cory Atkins from Middlesex District 14. 

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Axial Financial Group Video Vignettes - AFG Firm Overview

In an effort to increase our overall brand awareness and give our clients a glimpse of what happens "behind the scenes", Axial Financial Group has created a series of Video Vignettes. These short videos will serve as an important piece of our re-vamped social media strategy for 2018 and beyond. We hope you enjoy our first video titled, Axial Financial Group - AFG Firm Overview.

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Axial's Mick Rodgers featured in Employee Benefits Advisor Story

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Burlington, MA— Axial Benefits Group's Managing Partner Mick Rodgers - 2017's Advisor of The Year, was recently featured in an Employee Benefit Adviser article titled, "CVS's PBM shined ahead of Aetna deal talk." 

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Axial Benefits Group launches BerniePortal, a new employer tool for benefits enrollment and management

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Burlington, MA— October 12, 2017 – Axial Benefits Group (ABG), a full-service benefits management company, announced today that it will be integrating BerniePortal into its comprehensive portfolio of benefits services. BerniePortal, at state-of-the-art software platform that combines benefits expertise with modern HR and benefits technology, will provide ABG clients and their employees a user-friendly online platform for managing and monitoring benefits programs.

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Axial Benefits Group enhances healthcare purchasing coalition operations to lower costs and increase flexibility for employers

Posted by Mick Rodgers

  • Strategic collaboration with QBE North America provides a first-of-its-kind exclusive Medical Stop Loss arrangement for ABG’s healthcare purchasing coalitions (HCP)
  • The Staffing Exchange and Alliance Healthcare Coalitions will both now operate as independent entities managed by ABG
  • Alliance Healthcare Coalition, an ABG-managed coalition, is now available through a limited adviser network

Burlington, MA— October 9, 2017 – Axial Benefits Group (ABG), a full-service benefits management company, announced today the latest advancement to its healthcare purchasing coalition (HPC) operating model, a first-of-its-kind-exclusive Medical Stop Loss arrangement underwritten by QBE North America. (QBE).

The unique program creates a direct relationship between ABG’s healthcare purchasing coalitions and QBE, one of the leading medical stop-loss insurance carriers worldwide. QBE is a prominent reinsurer of several large group medical stop-loss programs. The experience and knowledge QBE brings to the HPC operating model will lower costs, increase stability, reduce turnaround time on claims, and improve process efficiencies that facilitate employer productivity.

“This is an exciting step forward for the healthcare purchasing coalitions ABG manages,” said Mick Rodgers, principal and managing partner, Axial Benefits Group. “The direct relationship with QBE affords us a tremendous opportunity to eliminate administrative steps, gain meaningful efficiencies and ultimately, provide our clients with an opportunity for even greater returns.”

In 2016, Axial’s HPCs returned $3.2M in surplus assets to coalition members. This form of dividend sharing is made possible through a premium pool that the coalition members create by banding together. By removing additional administrative expenses, it allows for an increased amount of premium put into the pool and creates even greater potential for higher dividends.

“Our primary goal was to fully optimize an already high-performing program by bringing employers, advisers and carriers closer together,” stated Steve Gransbury, President, Accident & Health, QBE. “We used a collaborative process with feedback from leading advisers and their clients to construct a program that shares responsibility, risk and success.”

In addition to the operational and financial benefits, the collaboration also further aligns the HPCs with Axial imperatives, including transparency, fee-for-performance, shared accountability and continuous improvement.

SRS will provide financial reporting, regulatory compliance and program management services for the coalition premium funds and is regarded for its innovative approach and excellent customer service in captive management. “ABG and QBE have created an integrated system that is projected to deliver an unparalleled level of low cost efficiency in the industry,” added Wendy Dine, Senior Account Manager, Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS).

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Mick Rodgers 2017 AOY

Mick Rodgers named 2017 Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year  

Advances Healthcare Benefits Transformation Movement by re-engineering health plans, building Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions and implementing performance-based compensation strategies.

Burlington, MA— August 21, 2017 – Axial Benefits Group (ABG), a full-service benefits management company, announced today that Michael “Mick”Rodgers, Principal and Managing Partner at ABG, has been named Employee Benefit Adviser’s 2017 Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year.

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Axial Benefits Group welcomes Robert LoPorto as new Wealth Management Consultant

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Burlington, Massachusetts Today, Axial Financial Group (AFG), announced that Robert LoPorto, has been named Wealth Management Consultant in their Burlington, Massachusetts office. 

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Axial Benefits Group welcomes Isabelle Rodgers as new Account Manager - Employee Benefits

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Burlington, MA - Axial Benefits Group, a national employee benefits & group 401k firm based in Massachusetts, announced the hiring of Isabella Rodgers – Account Manager, Employee Benefits. Isabelle originally started as an intern at ABG in 2014 and officially joined their account management team as a full-time employee in June 2017.

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