Group Alternatives was founded in 1989 to aid employers in establishing and maintaining high quality employee benefit programs.
Our objectives are:
- Providing proactive, objective solutions and strategies
- Providing the highest quality benefits at the most competitive price
- Exceeding clients’ expectations for customer service
- Embracing technology that enhances the employer and member experience
The employee benefit industry has changed significantly since 1989, and Group Alternatives has grown through it all. Our first client is just as important to us as our most recent. Proudly, our client average tenure is 11 years.
Meet the Team
Michael J. Baker
Mike spent nine years working at two major employee benefit insurance companies learning the employee benefit business. In 2003, he joined Group Alternatives as a consultant, and the company experienced tremendous growth. Mike became President in 2014.
Mike’s specialties include assisting with union negotiations and facilitating communication strategies for companies to better explain their benefits programs to employees.
He has enjoyed speaking for numerous groups, including the Great Lakes Area Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Council, Regional Indiana School Business Officials, Society for Human Resource Management, Illinois Association for School Boards, and the Dupage Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents.