Mactavish Benefits Joins North Risk Partners

Effective June 1, Mactavish Benefits of Minnetonka, Minn. joined North Risk Partners. The Mactavish team will continue providing direct service to their clients, now with expanded capabilities due to joining North Risk.

“Mactavish clients can be assured benefit plans, claim processes, and our team – Joe Rosso, Kathy Handy and me – will all remain in place through this merger,” says Bernie Mackell, principal and founder of Mactavish Benefits. “This partnership is exciting because of all the new resources we are now able to extend to our clients in addition to our many claim reduction strategies.”

Left to right: Bernie Mackell, founder of Mactavish Benefits, joins North Risk Partners alongside Mactavish account managers Joe Rosso and Kathy Handy.

Joining North Risk Partners means more coverage and service options for Mactavish clients. Clients will have immediate access to North Risk’s wide array of insurance coverages, including property and casualty solutions, as well as value-added services for businesses in the areas of HR, health and safety, and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bernie, Joe, and Kathy to the North Risk family,” says Stan Hamann, division president and benefits practice leader for North Risk. “Mactavish’s unique solutions for lowering health care costs for employers will undoubtedly strengthen North Risk’s already robust employee benefits practice.”

On June 2, the Mactavish team joined North Risk’s Plymouth office near the intersection of HWY 55 and I-169.


North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance solutions for people and business. Our team helps clients face risk head on with right-fit insurance coverage and loss prevention resources. For businesses, we offer programming and compliance support in the areas of HR, safety, worksite wellness and more.

We are one of the largest, privately owned, independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest with over 300 employees and over 25 locations across four states. Our size allows us to offer more choices in our core areas of capability, including commercial insurance, surety bonds, employee benefits and personal insurance.


Media Contact:
Kate Burnevik, Director of Communications
North Risk Partners
(651) 486-2192