USI Holdings Corp. has merged the operations of a group benefits business and an affinity marketing business.

USI, Philadelphia, is putting the USI retail group employee benefits arm and the USI affinity benefit solutions group together under the management of Paul Tyer, in a single USI Affinity unit.

The unit will have 25 benefits consultants; 35 account management, service and enrollment specialists; and about $300 million in annual benefit plan premium volume.