AKT Merges in Northwest Employee Benefits

Salem, Ore.-based AKT (FY14 net revenue of $42.4 million) announces that Northwest Employee Benefits will become a part of AKT Benefit Advisors LP.

Steve and Kevin Doty, both with a long history in the Portland employee benefits community, will bring their decades of experience to the firm.

Steve Doty has considerable expertise in legislative issues impacting health care reform, including serving as the chair of the Health Insurance Reform Advisory Committee in 1995 and being directly involved in the drafting and implementing of legislation that created significant health insurance reforms in Oregon, bringing the state into compliance with the federal HIPAA legislation. They both work closely with a variety of professional services organizations and individuals.

“Having Steve and Kevin join AKT further enhances our ability to serve employee benefit clients and we look forward to working with them” says MP Steve Tatone.

AKT is an IPA 100 firm and an IPA “Best of the Best.”