PUBLISHED: 2:50 PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Member businesses offered employee benefits products
Alaska State Chamber of Commerce
The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce announced today it will work with Acordia, Inc., a Wells Fargo Company, to offer Employee Benefits products to their members in Alaska.

The joint plan is first initiative by the State Chamber to offer employee benefits to its members.

The benefits - including Medical and Life insurance, Short-term Disability and Dental coverage - will serve the business community and enhance Alaska State Chamber memberships for all participating businesses.

"We are combining the strengths of two quality organizations to provide high-value membership services that are critical to achieving business success in the state," said Wayne Stevens, President/CEO of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce.

"We can provide cost-effective Employee Benefits to business by combining the depth and breadth of the Chamber's reach to Alaska businesses with Acordia's expertise in the Employee Benefits arena," said Mike Pate, Managing Director of Acordia's Alaska operations. Members can access the program through the State Chamber web site at

CBSolutions will be the primary vehicle through which the Benefits will be made available to the participating Chamber's members. CBSolutions is an enrollment, communications, and ancillary benefits wholesaling company specializing in the enrollment and communication of core and voluntary benefits.

CBSolutions was founded in 2006 by Randy Wolfe who has been a practicing insurance agent since 1994 specializing in the implementation, communication and enrollment of core and voluntary benefits.

Acordia, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is the world's fifth largest insurance brokerage and the largest bank-owned insurance brokerage in the U.S.

Acordia is also a member of HLA Global Network. Acordia, Inc. is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company with $500 billion in assets.