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Mitigate Partners are a collaborative group of experienced employee benefit advisors and creative thinkers that have come together to bring a new approach and a new way of thinking about the problems ingrained in today’s healthcare / insurance and to identify and to develop resources and share solutions to these problems.

Managing Principal

Carl Schuessler

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.
Co-Founder

Barry Murphy

Barry Murphy and Carl Schuessler formed Mitigate Partners with the intent of gathering like-minded entrepreneurial benefit shops to collaborate on and share resources for self-funded health plans.
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Michael Andrade

Bring to the table win-win survival strategies to ensure proactive domination. At the end of the day, going forward, a new normal that has evolved from generation cloud solution.
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Liz Antaya

Liz consults with her clients to create high-value, actively managed, employer-built health plans that deliver richer benefits for less money.
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Michael Avenevoli

Michael joined Higginbotham in June 2014 where he currently serves as a Managing Director and Shareholder.
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Robson Baker

Robson Baker is a passionate advisor on a mission to help employers improve their employee benefits. He entered the industry in 2014, recognizing early on that there was an immense need to challenge the status quo.
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Paul Carroll

Paul Specializes in the Healthcare field by assisting employers with techniques and strategies that help employers get control of their healthcare spend.
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George Claassen

George Claassen is the President and Founder of Class Insurance Consulting(CIC), which started in 2014. Most businesses today look at the huge increases in their health insurance premiums and believe they have an insurance problem.
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Stephen Daniel

My team and I leave behind wasteful, antiquated practices used to combat rising health care costs, to embrace a new method, a health benefits transformation.

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Robin Flaherty

Robin Flaherty started consulting in the employee benefits industry in 1997 after a career as a CPA in the tax department at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
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Mark Fox

Fox is a young entrepreneur who was named a Rising Star by EBA magazine for transforming
healthcare through transparency. He has clients as small as 50 employees and as large as 8,000 employees
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Cristy Gupton

With an advocate’s heart and a sense of true servant leadership, Cristy Gupton has endeavored to #letsfixhealthcare with her everyday activities as well as her long-term strategic goals.
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Dennis Hartin

Highly regarded for his unique approach, Dennis is among only a few Florida-based Health Rosetta Certified Advisors helping duplicate proven solutions designed to lower costs and improve care.
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Rich Hejny

Rich’s mission is to inspire companies to take a more proactive approach in helping their employees succeed both physically and financially.
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Pat Isaac

Pat Isaac is the founder and CEO of Capital Services, Inc. Pat is an industry leader in Employee Benefits and Human Capital Solutions.
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Tom Mastny

As the founder of The Pennant Group, Tom's vision is to effectively create, translate, and communicate benefits strategies for his clients.
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Laurie MacDonald

Laurie began her career on the retirement side of benefits working with Fortune 500 employers to streamline plan administration.
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Frank Kohn

As an industry insider and applying his deep institutional knowledge of how healthcare systems work, Frank helps employers evaluate opportunities to provide low cost / high quality care solutions to recruit, retain, and reward their workforce.
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Mark Krogulski

Mark Krogulski has worked with employers driving administrative efficiencies and cost savings through the design, implementation, and management of their employee benefit plans.
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Taylor Rogers

Taylor helps companies strengthen their bond with employees by building generous benefit offerings that cost far less than traditional programs.
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Michael Smith

Beginning in the HR Department of a major aerospace firm at age sixteen, Micael Smith had a distinguished career ameliorating waste and fiduciary conflicts in American retirement benefits.
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Tom Studer

Tom Studer, is the President and Founder of Symmetry Benefit Solutions, which started in 2015. His 40 plus years in Employee Benefits has been spent helping working Americans save money.
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Tommy Taylor

Tommy is Vice President and Managing Consultant with Higginbotham and heads the Oklahoma City Employee Benefits practice. He is comfortable in all aspects of Benefit and HR Consulting.
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Stephanie Waldrop

Stephanie provides employee benefit consultative and brokerage services for mid and large employers. She devotes her time to improving benefit pro- grams for employers and their employees.
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Chris Yarn

Chris Yarn A.K.A Frank MicDropper is the CEO of Walk On Clinic, Inc - a logistics and marketing company that brings in-network par physicians or direct primary care doctors to the workplace
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.
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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.