Insurance agency and benefits broker team up.

Columbus CEO Best of Business winner Accelerated Benefits has been acquired by USI Insurance Services. The employee benefits firm was founded in 1986 by Thomas Wagoner, who has become president of USI. The new employee benefits arm of the company, formerly Accelerated Benefits, will remain in its Dublin HQ.

The way USI does business aligns with Accelerated Benefits’ company values, says Wagoner in a press release, being a firm that cares about “generating positive economic results” for clients, rather than merely flooding them with quotes.

With the sale, Accelerated Benefits customers can expect a larger offering of employee benefits, as well as retirement consulting and personal risk solutions.