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 relied on Advantage Benefits Group for support of our employees healthcare plans for quite some time. They have been extremely helpful in providing expert plan design guidance and assisting in all aspects of the vendor selection and negotiation processes. They continue to support us on an ongoing basis by providing periodic analyses of our plan performance and keeping us informed on the latest benefit trends.

John Gorgenson
Jackson National Life