Digital Insurance Inc., which serves small and midsize companies, recently named Wayne Mertel vice president of voluntary solutions. An industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience as a broker, enroller and administrator of voluntary products, he previously worked for Transamerica Worksite/AEGON and American General/AIG.

Mike Sullivan, Digital’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, noted that "voluntary products will become an increasingly important part of our strategies and customer solutions."

The company also named to the post of senior vice president of technology Bob Schoen, who recently served as vice president of eBusiness at KAR Auction Services Inc. Prior to that, he held a variety of management positions, including director of research and development and director of software development at Manheim.

In other Digital Insurance news, Annette Bechtold, senior vice president of operations, was named 2010 Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year by Employee Benefit Adviser.  The award was presented during the Employee Benefit Adviser Summit on September 28 at the Boca Raton Resort in Florida.

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