Digital Insurance, an employee benefits-only agency, has acquired First Benefit Partners in Knoxville, Tennessee and will serve its clients’ ongoing needs.

First Benefit Partners’ principal, Matt Noe will join Digital’s specialized Integrated Benefits team as the company’s first director of sales, as per the clauses of the agreement.

Noe said, "Digital is strongly committed to providing our broker partners with the most comprehensive resources available to navigate the ever-changing benefits landscape. Combined with our unmatched capabilities, we’ll use a progressive approach in a market that embraces change."

Digital integrated solutions vice president Wayne Mertel said Matt brings tremendous experience and industry knowledge to its Integrated Benefits team.

"With the growing demand in today’s market for ancillary and voluntary products, his creativity and tireless energy for finding ways to deliver innovative solutions will well serve our partners and clients," Mertel added.

In 1993, Noe embarked his career with New York Life Insurance, becoming one of its leading agents for voluntary products and later in 1998, he moved to the AEGON family of companies and held various positions such as regional, territory and national vice president of business development.