CUANY, Digital Benefit Advisors announce strategic partnership

CUANY: Mindi Schwab, Communications Director
(800) 342-9835, ext. 8238 |

Digital Benefit Advisors: Debra Patterson
Wetherhead Communications
(404) 843-8786 |

(Albany, N.Y. & Atlanta, Ga.- The Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) has finalized a strategic partnership agreement with Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA), a provider of comprehensive employee benefits solutions and strategies. Through the partnership, DBA will work with CUANY to provide best-in-class employee benefits solutions to New York credit unions and their employees.

“We’re very excited about this new partnership with Digital Benefit Advisors, which will allow us to offer our credit unions expanded resources, expertise and options to help navigate the complexities of health care reform,” said CUANY President/CEO William J. Mellin. “DBA’s advisors understand the industry landscape and will work closely with our credit unions to meet their current and emerging needs—from coverage and claims to private benefits exchange options.”

DBA is the largest division of Digital Insurance and has served credit unions in various areas of the country for years. In 2013, DBA formed its Credit Union Services team after partnering with CUNA Mutual Group’s employee benefits book of business. In addition to individual credit unions, DBA now serves the top three markets in the credit union industry: Pennsylvania, through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association; California/Nevada, in conjunction with the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; and now, New York.

“Digital Benefit Advisors welcomes the opportunity to serve CUANY member credit unions and their employees, and we are pleased to add the nation’s third largest credit union market to our expanding list of customers who have confidence in our innovative approach to employee benefits,” said Mike Sullivan, EVP / CMO of Digital Insurance.

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About Credit Union Association of New York
The Credit Union Association of New York has served as the trade association for the state’s credit unions since 1917. New York credit unions have assets of more than $65 billion and serve 4.9 million members. To learn more about CUANY, visit To find a credit union or learn more about the credit union movement, visit

About Digital Insurance/Digital Benefit Advisors
Digital Insurance is the largest, most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency in the U.S. Its largest division, Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA), is a national network of experienced, local market experts who deliver expanded offerings to businesses and organizations. Credit unions and their employees served by DBA receive access to a broad variety of carriers, dynamic tools and proprietary products, as well as support to effectively navigate the complexities of health care reform.