Austin Benefits Group Acquires Benefit Division of Hantz Group

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For Immediate Release


Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (December 31, 2014)Austin Benefits Group, one of Michigan’s largest employee benefit agencies, announced today it has acquired the existing employee benefits book of business from the Hantz Group and formed a new strategic partnership with the Southfield, Michigan-based company.

Hantz Benefit Services, a subsidiary of the Hantz Group, offered benefit consulting services to organizations throughout the country. The benefit division combined with Austin Benefits Group and the employees joined Austin at their headquarters in Bloomfield Hills.

“The transaction was a great fit for everyone and we are excited about the future,” said Dean Austin, President and CEO of Austin Benefits Group. “The benefits industry is changing at light speed and we are at the forefront providing the proper solutions to deal with the challenges facing companies in Michigan and throughout the country. Our product solutions, technology enhancements, customer service model and expertise to navigate complexities of The Affordable Care Act will continue to be our focus.”

“Partnering with Austin Benefits Group is the right decision for Hantz Benefit Services, our employees, our advisors and most importantly our clients. Our principles align with the Austin service model and company culture. It’s the right fit,” Mr. Hantz said. “This partnership creates the best vehicle for meeting our clients’ overall business needs and will continue to compliment the Hantz Group Family Office.”

Commenting on the transaction, Cathy Siska, Vice President of Client Services at Austin said: “We are excited about the partnership – and welcome the growth of our Austin team. We will move forward with continued focus on the success of our clients.”

About Austin Benefits Group: Austin Benefits Group is one of Michigan’s largest employee benefit agencies, supporting clients nationwide. Founded in 2000 by Dean Austin, the company specializes in custom employee benefit packages, health insurance, health care reform compliance and corporate wellness programs.



Lauren Simonetti
Austin Benefits Group