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.



We have partnered with Advantage Benefits Group since the Company’s inception. Advantage does an excellent job as a ‘full service employee benefits agent’ providing us with value based/cost effective employee benefit solutions. They also do an outstanding job in the area of customer service – in fact, their staff refuses to be uninvolved when it comes to making absolutely certain that our benefit plans deliver the value expected. Without question, Advantage Benefits continues to exceed our expectations.

Tim J. Oeschger
Matcor Automotive Inc.