Founder and Managing PrincipalCarl Schuessler Jr., DHP, DIA, GBDS

Engaged in the pursuit of EMPLOYER-BUILT Healthcare to replace the archaic Insurer Built Healthcare system that has ceased to meet the needs of employers and their employees.

We are an intentionally small “concierge” consulting firm offering a unique approach to benefits management for a select group of clients. We have chosen collaboration over competition and maintain healthy relationships with a cadre’ of like-minded consultants and resources throughout the United States.

Being open to and encouraging the ideas of others allows us to remain on the cutting edge of thinking in our area of expertise, rather than developing the myopic view of the world that so often occurs in single-source benefit brokerage shops.

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Carl Schuessler is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Mitigate Partners, a Risk Management, Cost Containment and Employee Benefits Consulting firm established in 2015.  Mitigate Partners is a partnership of 29 employee benefit consulting and brokerage firms that allows local management within a collaborative environment with more than 150 years of combined experience.

With more than 30 years of experience in benefits consulting and financial services, Carl pioneered the fiduciary approach to benefits advisory services. His interest in treating the employer’s money like his own led Carl through seven years of research culminating in the development of his proprietary FairCo$t Health Plan, an innovative plan design seamlessly integrated with a High-Performance Healthcare Solutions platform that provides best-in-class benefits at substantially lower costs while improving clinical and financial outcomes for health plans and their members.

During this 7-year journey searching for the best-in-class High-Performance Healthcare Solutions to address the runaway costs for his clients’ health plan spend, Carl was selected in 2017 as one of the founding first group of 30 forward-leaning Benefits Advisors in the U.S. to participate as a Charter Member in the Health Rosetta Certification Program for Benefits Advisors. The Health Rosetta is a blueprint of best practices for intelligently purchasing health benefits that have been sourced from the most forward-leaning benefits purchasers of all types around the country.

Carl’s work as a consultant has been nationally recognized as he is a highly accomplished speaker and author who leads Mitigate Partners to be the localized, EMPLOYER-BUILT healthcare benefits provider who is challenging Wall Street (insurer-built) health plans to convert to Main Street (EMPLOYER-BUILT) health plans. This means removing misaligned incentives, directing care based on quality and cost, and ultimately, helping courageous employers fix their plan resulting in 15%-30% in savings.

To the delight of his clients, he has a proven track record of bringing comprehensive High-Performance Healthcare Solutions to businesses regarding healthcare costs, benefit design, improved medical outcomes, and improved employee communications. Carl is an employer advocate and provides easily understood solutions and encouragement to employers.

Carl is a native of Macon, Georgia, moved to Atlanta in 1989, and resides there with his wife, Missy, and their three children, Mary May (21), Carl III (20), and Hattie (17). He enjoys coaching (coached 43 of his children’s teams), fly fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, and following his Georgia Bulldogs.

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Engaged in the pursuit of EMPLOYER-BUILT Healthcare to replace the archaic Insurer Built Healthcare system that has ceased to meet the needs of employers and their employees
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Atlanta, GA 30327-1850
Office: (404) 941-5519
Mobile: (404) 277-7852
Fax: (928) 833-2265
carl@mitigatepartners.com

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Engaged in the pursuit of EMPLOYER-BUILT Healthcare to replace the archaic Insurer Built Healthcare system that has ceased to meet the needs of employers and their employees.
  • Work experience
  • Education and Background
  • Awards & Honours
  • Speaking Engagements/Appearances

Carl’s work as a consultant has been nationally recognized as he is a highly accomplished speaker and author who is engaged in the pursuit of EMPLOYER-BUILT Healthcare to replace the archaic Insurer-Built Healthcare system that has ceased to meet the needs of employers and their employees

  • 1988-2002
    Northwestern Mutual Strategic Employee Benefit Services
  • 2002-Present
    Founding Partner / Managing Principal in BenefitStrategies, LLC.
  • 2006-2008
    Lockton Companies – Vice President / Producer Partner
  • 2015-Present
    Founding Partner/ Managing Principal in Mitigate Partners, LLC.

Charter Member of Certified Benefits Advisor Program

The Health Rosetta Institute

DHP – Disability Healthcare Professional

Center for Insurance Education and Professional Development/AHIP

DIA – Disability Income Associate

Center for Insurance Education and Professional Development/AHIP

GBDS – Group Benefits Disability Specialist

The Hartford Vault Program/The National Underwriter Company

B.B.A. – Risk Management, Insurance and Estate Management

University of Georgia

  • 2010: Northside Youth OrganizationPositive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Coach of the Year
  • 2018: Recognized as “The Top Social Media Benefit Advisers” by EmployeeBenefit Adviser

A founding Health Rosetta Charter Certified Advisor, Carl’s work as a consultant has been nationally recognized as he is a highly accomplished speaker and author who is engaged in the pursuit of EMPLOYER-Built Healthcare to replace the archaic Insurer-Built Healthcare system that has ceased to meet the needs of employers and their employees.

He has also participated as an author/contributor appearing in many podcasts and several books:

He has also spoken at many different conferences:

He also has appeared in various publications:

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“We were introduced to Carl Schuessler and Barry Murphy by Dr. Lee Gross from Epiphany Direct Primary Care and immediately realized that Mitigate Partners had the answers to questions that others were afraid to ask.  Today’s Health Insurance Environment is designed with one goal in mind: “maximize profits for the insurance companies”.  No one in the traditional health care industry wants to truly reduce the cost of health care for the patients.  However, Mitigate Partners has built a “better mousetrap” – The FairCo$t Health Plan utilizing some logical principles that everyone can agree upon: cut out the middle man, minimize administrative costs, pay cash at the time of service, and look for the best quality.  The mainstream health care providers are not concerned about the cost to the patient they are only concerned about keeping as much of the patient’s premium as they can by creating endless trails of administrative hurdles before authorizing a necessary service.”

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Vincent A. Sica, Chief Executive Officer

DeSoto Memorial Hospital

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Mitigate PartnersAbout Us
We protect your money like it’s our own, serving as the fiduciary and steward of your health plan dollars.
OUR LOCATIONSWhere to find us?
We have 29 locations across the United States.
GET IN TOUCHMitigate Partners Social
Follow our social media for news, updates, and events.