Service Specialization
Professional Profile

Founded in 1988, the Cleveland Company ( partners with small to mid-size businesses to provide affordable and effective benefit solutions. Serving companies from 4 to 1,200 employees, the firm’s specialty is finding the right benefit solutions for employers in the challenging, complex world of employee benefits.

The seasoned professionals at the Cleveland Company understand that employers are faced with the biggest challenge in years: how to continue to offer a quality employee benefits program to attract and keep top talent, while helping employees navigate their additional financial responsibilities.

The Cleveland Company provides solutions via two critical paths to reduce businesses risks: consulting and education. The team has the tools and flexibility you need to create the right mix of solutions for your employees and your business.

The insurance professionals at the Cleveland Company are your trusted advisors whose knowledge, commitment and integrity ensure successful outcomes for employers and employees.

Areas of expertise:
  • Employee Benefits
  • Compliance
  • Benefit Administration Technology
  • Executive Benefits

Michelle Maher,, has been involved in the insurance industry in various capacities since her graduation from the University of St. Thomas. With over 30 years of professional insurance industry experience, including 20 years as an employee benefits consultant, Michelle specializes in designing customized small employer benefit plans while helping companies strike a balance between offering employees quality benefit programs and efficiently and effectively utilizing the companies benefit dollars.

As a partner of the firm, Michelle collaborates with our clients to help them and their employees financially thrive within a constantly changing environment. She creates affordable benefits programs that attract and retain quality employees and provides benefit levels that employees need to remain financially secure in today’s changing compensatory/benefits environment.

Ms. Maher is a recognized success for providing employee benefits solutions and is acknowledged in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as a Twin Cities Business Magazine Five Star Health Insurance Professional for overall customer satisfaction.

Michelle specializes in:

  • Group Insurance Products including Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account Design and Implementation
  • Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Account
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangements