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Family-owned and operated for over 40 years, John P. O’Sullivan Distributing offers a variety of craft, premium, specialty, and import beers to retail establishments, restaurants, and neighborhood taverns across Genesee, Saginaw, Midland, Bay, Shiawassee, Gratiot, and Lapeer counties. The company distributes around 2.5 million cases of beer each year.

We asked Joanie O’Sullivan-Butler, vice president and co-owner of John P. O’Sullivan Distributing, to tell us about the business and why they chose to switch to Michigan Beverage Collective for employee benefits.

“We’ve been in business since 1976,” says Joanie. “We have 130 employees on average. Our goal is to continue to grow and be the #1 beverage provider for the counties we serve.”

How it Started
Prior to joining the Collective, the company was offering employee benefits through a different benefits administrator. “We decided to look for better coverage and lower costs,” says Joanie.

Why Michigan Beverage Collective?
“We chose Michigan Beverage Collective because we felt they provided the best overall benefit compensation package for our employees at an affordable cost.”  

Michigan Beverage Collective offers exceptional coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. By pooling Michigan’s large community of beverage makers and wholesalers into one buying group, Michigan Beverage Collective is able to obtain lower prices on healthcare coverage and provide a number of attractive, flexible plan options.

How It’s Going
The team at O’Sullivan Distributing is happy they made the switch. “It’s going great,” says Joanie. “We are very happy with the service levels.”

Michigan Beverage Collective members—representing craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, as well as distributors—enjoy customizable, strategically developed, long-range benefit plans along with personalized support that include enrollment administration, eligibility management, and compliance services. 

New Members Welcome
Michigan Beverage Collective was founded to provide value to its members by making employee benefits less complicated and less expensive. We’d love to welcome your business to the Collective. Find out how we can help you attract great talent, improve your employee compensation package, and demystify the administration of employee benefits by contacting us today.

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