ABS Merges with Suffolk-Based Hester Agency
ABS of Virginia Merges with Penny O. Hester Insurance August, 2013 www.absofva.com Suffolk/Virginia Beach: Advanced Benefit Strategies of Virginia, LLC and Penny O. Hester Insurance have merged. ABS based in Virginia Beach and Hester Insurance of Suffolk recently merged to give clients access to a broader range of services and technology solutions. Both companies bring unique strategic partnerships with P&C producers and Pension Plan managers to the relationship. ABS has specialized in providing innovative solutions to employer clients, while Hester Insurance focuses on plans for both employer and individual health plan clients. ABS anticipates the merger allowing greater access to the Suffolk and Western Tidewater markets for their technology-driven employer solutions. Penny O. Hester has more than 40 years of experience in providing both health and ancillary benefit plans to employers and individuals in the Tidewater market. Her reputation for outstanding customer service has been the hallmark of her agency. Gregg Kennerly and Andrea Eggleston, the Principals of Advanced Benefit Strategies, have more than 45 years of combined experience in employer-sponsored benefit plans. Their expertise in tax-advantaged solutions for employer plans has saved clients millions of dollars in premium since the company was established in 2009.