SOURCE: Thorbahn

January 15, 2008 09:06 ET

Employee Benefits Consulting Leader Thorbahn Assumes Boston Operations of ClearPoint, LP

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Thorbahn (, a preeminent Massachusetts-based employee benefits consulting firm, today announced it has assumed the Boston operations of ClearPoint, LP, a national employee benefits consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

As of today, the Boston operations of ClearPoint, LP has merged with Thorbahn and will operate as one unit under the Thorbahn name. All of the services provided through ClearPoint (e.g. Compliance Support, Member Advocacy and Underwriting) will continue to be offered to clients. Ensuring continuity of support the ClearPoint team of Bill Higgins, Christy Patriarca, and Louise O'Shea have joined the Thorbahn organization at its Quincy, Mass. headquarters.

"ClearPoint clients can expect a seamless, effortless transition to the Thorbahn service platform over the next few weeks," said Bill Higgins, Lead Consultant at ClearPoint Boston.

"Since its founding, Thorbahn has been committed to providing the pinnacle of personalized service to our clients," said John Thorbahn. "With the expansion of our team through the addition of the talented professionals from the ClearPoint Boston office -- our organization has unrivalled experience in all aspects of employee benefits programs and human resources."

About ClearPoint

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with an office in Portland, ME, ClearPoint is a national Employee Benefits Consulting firm dedicated to bringing the latest in creative technology, industry innovation, and cost-containment strategies such as Consumer Driven Health Care, Rx carve-outs, and Health Care Risk Management to its clients.

About Thorbahn

Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts (just south of Boston), Thorbahn was founded in 1972 and has established a reputation as one of New England's leading providers of employee benefit program analysis and strategic planning. Structured to support the HR needs of a wide range of organizations -- from small businesses to respected institutions of higher learning like Babson College and Brandeis University, and from retailers like office-supply leader WB Mason to regional operations of multinational corporations, Thorbahn's understanding of today's complex benefits marketplace combines with its financial, technical and strategic expertise to meet the needs of even the most sophisticated employers. Visit

For more information on how Thorbahn can assist your organization with designing and delivering a world-class employee benefits program contact John Thorbahn at

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