GBE&W Acquires Svoboda and Associates | GBE&W

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GBE&W Acquires Svoboda and Associates | GBE&W

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 10, 2015 – GBE&W, a noted entrepreneurial employee and executive benefits firm, announced that it has acquired Svoboda and Associates, a mid-sized, decades-old, independent agency. The acquisition reflects the strategic, controlled expansion that GBE&W initiated several years ago to maintain a critical and perfect balance in providing consistent, quality service to its clients.

GBE&W have moved all of Svoboda’s operations to the firm’s North Dallas office. To accommodate growth, GBE&W has expanded its 12th floor office space in the North Dallas Bank Tower. The firm interviewed and retained Svoboda’s well-trained and experienced staff members to become valued members of GBE&W’s team within a culture that touts individual accountability and a sense of ownership.

As part of the sales agreement, GBE&W ensures that Svoboda’s small to mid-size group benefits’ clients will be well-served in a post Affordable Care Act (ACA) world. To that end, GBE&W retains counsel and a Human Resources Administration firm for the benefit of its clients.

In addition, the firm has upgraded systems and communication tools to assure that all clients are well-served. Some of these tools will allow for ease in inter-company communications as well as assistance in the completion of ACA reporting requirements. Svoboda’s clients also will have access to GBE&W’s stop-loss and partial self-funded health plan experts as these plans become viable solutions to the more onerous provisions of the ACA.

“Years ago, we made tough strategic decisions to ensure that we would be on the forefront of the benefits industry and compliance leadership,” said Libbie Wilmer, chief executive officer, GBE&W. “Our steady, controlled growth is validation of many of those decisions.”

“We now have another opportunity to share our unique vision of how benefits clients should expect to be served,” added Wilmer. “They should have everything that might be offered by the largest consultancy, yet delivered with personalized attention and concern that reflects a true sense of partnership.”

About GBE&W

Based in Dallas, GBE&W, is a 60+ year old, leading entrepreneurial firm with an exclusive focus on employee and executive benefits. The firm’s primary focus is cost control through creative plan design and vigorous competitive innovation. GBE&W showcases leaders in client service and positive employee experiences.

GBE&W’s corporate mission is to enhance the lives of its clients, business associates, employees, and partner by building enduring relationships on a foundation of mutual trust, respect, and love.

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