Robert L. Hughes


Employee Benefits Specialist

Robert, a graduate from Michigan State University, has over 28 years of experience as an Employee Benefits Consultant. He is a frequent speaker on employee benefit issues, having spoken both nationally and internationally. Robert was appointed by the Governor as the current commissioner on the Michigan Certificate of Need (CON) Commission. He was a past president of The Grand Rapids Association of Life Underwriters and a prior chairman on the Grand Rapids Chamber Committee for Health Care and Human Resources. Robert is a member of the West Michigan Sports Commission, a proud Junior Achievement Instructor at Burton Heights Elementary School and has served for as a Big Brother for over 16 years. He is a member of The International Million Dollar Round Table Top of the Table. Robert enjoys racing sailboats, is an avid cyclist and co-founded the Bissell pro cycling team.

AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary®) is an educational designation only, obtained by the holder by completing the requisite coursework. The AIF Designation does not mean the holder is acting in a fiduciary capacity.

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IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Steve Handeland and Robert Hughes may only transact business in a particular state after licensure or satisfying qualifications requirements of that state, or only if he is excluded or exempted from the state's registration requirements. Follow-up, individualized responses to consumers in a particular state by Steve and Robert that involve either the effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, as the case may be, shall not be made without first complying with the state's requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. For information concerning the licensure status or disciplinary history of a broker-dealer, investment adviser, BD agent or IA representative or any financial institution they represent, contact your state securities law administrator.

Insurance products issued by Principal National Life Insurance Company (except in New York), Principal Life Insurance Company, and the companies available through the Preferred Product Network, Inc. Securities and advisory products offered through Principal Securities, Inc., 800/247-1737, member SIPC. Principal National, Principal Life, the Preferred Product Network and Principal Securities are members of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392. Steve Handeland and Robert Hughes, Principal National and Principal Life Financial Representatives, Principal Securities Registered Representatives, Financial Advisors. Advantage Benefits Group is not an affiliate of any company of the Principal Financial Group.

Principal Life maintains certificates of authority to transact insurance in all 50 states. Principal Life NAIC identification number is 61271. Principal National NAIC identification number is 71161.