TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, has recently acquired a substantial portion of Creative Benefits Systems (CBS), an employee benefits provider in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The acquisition will further solidify Hylant's position as the leading employee benefits services provider in Western Michigan.
In January, Dale DeHaan, Jim Gilbert and Charley Schlosser, along with their staff, joined Hylant Group. The three former CBS principals represent decades of insurance industry expertise and a strong reputation of community service and involvement in the Grand Rapids area. Together with their staff of professionals, they have successfully helped clients navigate the rapidly changing healthcare and employee benefits landscape.
"There is tremendous excitement around the strategic growth in our Grand Rapids office," said Leonard Dyer, president of Hylant Group's Grand Rapids office. "Any time you can add individuals with this level of expertise your entire organization becomes stronger."
In addition to the services that CBS traditionally offered, its clients will now benefit from the breadth of resources available to them through Hylant's employee benefits practice, as well as Hylant's other risk and industry specialty practices, including its property and casualty expertise.
"I am excited about what the future holds," said Dale DeHaan, former principal of CBS and current Client Executive at Hylant Group. "We are joining a group of extremely talented insurance professionals and look forward to sharing best practices and leveraging our collective expertise to bring added value to our clients."
Founded in 1935, Hylant Group is a full-service insurance brokerage with 12 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, and employs more than 600 employees. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit www.hylant.com.
SOURCE Hylant Group