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December 12, 2014 09:00 ET

Sagewell Partners, an Alliant Company, Hires Gregory D. Stoner as Director, Medical Consulting Practice

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - December 12, 2014) - Sagewell Partners, an Alliant Company -- experts in benefits consulting solutions and focused on areas such as health, wellness, ACA compliance, cost transparency, data analytics and absence management, is pleased to announce that Gregory D. Stoner has joined the firm as Director, Medical Consulting Practice. Stoner has over 25 years' experience in employee benefits programs, and most recently was Senior Director, Workplace Population Health with UPMC WorkPartners.

Stoner will serve as the lead medical consultant for Sagewell Partners and will be responsible for enhancing and growing the value proposition for existing clients as well as prospective clients.

"At Sagewell, we provide unique, innovative benefit consulting solutions that help larger organizations to assess, procure, finance, communicate, and manage their employee benefit programs to improve the health and productivity of their employees and their organization," said David Osterhaus, Executive Vice President, Managing Director at Sagewell Partners. "We are eager to introduce Greg to our clients and prospects to introduce new innovative ideas that will help organizations understand how to truly impact the design and delivery of their medical programs."

Sagewell Partner's unique approach leverages concise data analytics, a keen understanding of the impact absence has on a business, and an integrated view of all health and welfare plans. This approach delivers a comprehensive, actionable, and sustainable roadmap of how to best manage a company's Medical, Rx, Leave and Absence Management programs and other health and welfare benefits that can be so important to attracting and retaining talent.

"During his career, Stoner has been able to create what some view as an uncommon marriage between human resources and finance," added Osterhaus. "Through human capital strategies focused on total rewards and population health, he has helped companies generate a positive bottom-line impact by lowering medical costs and increasing employee engagement in health management programs, leading to reduced turnover, minimized unscheduled absences and improved productivity."

Prior to joining Sagewell Partners, Stoner held HR leadership and benefits strategy roles for over 15 years in healthcare and four years in financial services. He began his career in actuarial services, benefits consulting and third party benefits administration. He earned a BS in Mathematics from Penn State University and a MBA from Duquesne University.

About Sagewell Partners

Sagewell Partners is a leader in benefits consulting services, solely focused on health and welfare benefits solutions, services and innovations. Founded in 2006, one of the largest absence, disability and life consulting firms in the U.S., Sagewell Partners is dedicated to serving every client with focus and excellence. On January 1, 2014, Sagewell Partners became part of Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., one of the largest specialty insurance brokers in the world.

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