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MARSH & MCLENNAN Agency Adds Two Attorneys to Help Employers Navigate Affordable Care Act

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 4, 2013–Marsh & McLennan Agency’s (MMA) Minneapolis office announced today the hiring of two attorneys to provide strategic and practical guidance to employers around compliance concerns, including those related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Ryan McArton, JD, and Krysta Mitchell, JD, will focus on human resources, employee benefits and health care reform regulations and compliance, bringing clarity to clients around these complex topics.

“As the various provisions of the PPACA are implemented in the coming years, employers will continue to seek guidance on their options, mandates and other concerns,” said Jill Lowder, chief operating officer for MMA in Minneapolis. “With the addition of Ryan and Krysta, MMA will be even better positioned to help small and midsize employers navigate through the new law and make better, more informed business decisions.”

McArton, most recently with Optum, has experience distilling PPACA regulations into understandable and actionable solutions. He ran his own law firm and worked as a corporate general counsel. He is a graduate of Hamline University’s law school in St. Paul. He can be reached at 763-548-8868 or

Mitchell, who came from UTC Aerospace Systems, offers a unique blend of corporate HR experience and legal background and education. With experience developing policies and procedures, she helps HR professionals balance federal and state legislation with their overall business issues. She, too, graduated from Hamline’s law school. She can be reached at 763-746-8219 or


Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of midsize businesses in the U.S. MMA operates autonomously from Marsh to offer commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to clients across the U.S. More information is at


Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately 26,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting and related services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc.

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