M & A Prime Benefits


Our story begins in 1989. Mackey & Associates, Inc. was incorporated by Dalton Mackey in Charleston, South Carolina. Ten years later, Prime Benefits, Inc. was incorporated by Gary Dobson just outside Columbia in Irmo, South Carolina. Both were known to be among the most service-oriented employee benefits consulting firms in the Carolinas.

The two like-minded agencies merged in 2006 to form M&A Prime Benefits, LLC. Today, we strive to use our combined knowledge and expertise to provide personal, one-on-one advice and service that enhances the satisfaction and retention of good employees at your firm without additional expense to you.

Our leadership team is highly qualified to assist large and small businesses alike. Members of our leadership team serve on the broker advisory boards of many of the major insurance companies. Managing partner Gary Dobson holds a Chartered Life Underwriter certification, the highest level designation in the life insurance profession. Founder Dalton Mackey and managing partner Jason Mackey are both Chartered Benefit Consultants and Certified Wealth Preservation Planners. The latter designation shows that an advisor has more extensive knowledge of wealth preservation and asset protection topics.

We represent a full array of insurance carriers and the most outstanding employee benefit vendors. Our knowledge and experience have earned the trust of many small and large firms throughout South Carolina and beyond.

Please don't hesitate to contact us; we'll be glad to help!

  • Years of experience: 31
  • Hometown: Charleston, SC
  • Satisfied Clients: 1000+
  • Available for meeting: yes


Our Agency

Jason Mackey

Managing Partner - Author - Agent

Insurance agent with over 15 years of experience in insurance business.

M & A Prime Benefits

Charleston Tradition In Insurance

Since 1989

Ashley Mackey

VP of Operations

Operations expert with over 12 years of experience in insurance business.