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Woodruff Sawyer Continues To Expand Seattle Healthcare And Employee Benefits Practices

Woodruff Sawyer is proud of the firm’s 10+ year presence in Washington, working with some of the city’s largest employers from our two offices in the Seattle metro area (downtown and Kirkland). Providing a combination of local expertise matched with in-depth industry knowledge and the resources of a global firm, Woodruff Sawyer maintains a client-first mindset to ensure their clients mitigate their risk exposure while maximizing their savings.

We are pleased to announce the addition of three new healthcare and employee benefits experts to our Seattle team. Jeff Colby joins as VP, Employee Benefits; Mike Reph as VP, P&C Producer, Healthcare; and Walter Winter, VP, Producer, Employee Benefits. The addition of Colby, Reph, and Winter represents Woodruff Sawyer’s ongoing investment in the Seattle market and an extension of the firm’s healthcare and employee benefits expertise.

Jeff Colby leverages his industry experience to help clients find the right combination of benefits solutions to impact healthcare costs and employee health. Mike Reph adds years of skill and knowledge in healthcare professional liability and specializes in senior living. Walt Winter brings his expertise in alternative funding, PBM audits, and high-value networks, will help clients navigate employee benefits decisions. Jeff, Mike, and Walt are long-time members of the Seattle community and active in non-profit and community organizations including the Play Sports Council, At Work, and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Woodruff Sawyer’s SVP and NW Practice Leader Brett Bauer comments,

“The addition of Mike, Jeff, and Walt build upon Woodruff Sawyer’s long history in the Seattle area. They are a part of the community and with their long-standing ties to the region, and in-depth knowledge of the Seattle marketplace we’re excited to have them on-board as we continue to expand our local expertise.”

Kathy Prosser, Woodruff Sawyer’s National Benefits Practice Leader adds,

“We’re thrilled to have the expertise and industry insights Mike, Jeff and Walt bring to our Employee Benefits and Healthcare practices. Their understanding of the Seattle landscape provides our clients with exactly the type of judgment and intelligence they’re accustomed to, and is yet another example of Woodruff Sawyer’s continued commitment to the Pacific Northwest.”