About Us

    Our History

    Behling Perry Insurance Agency has been serving clients in the Mountain West for over 50 years. Built on integrity and hard work we have been helping our clientele protect their homes, farms, vehicles, and businesses for close to six decades.

     Dennis Spurlock moved back to his native Montana in 2019 and began working in Western Montana eventually establishing a full-service office with many insurance companies that had not been represented in this market and thus bringing more choices to the area. 

    We currently have over 15 insurance companies to help us write commercial and personal insurance, giving us more flexibility and options to help the residents and business owners of Western Montana and Northern Idaho get the coverage they need for their assets. 

    Serving clients from the Flathead Vally, Missoula, Cour d’Alene, Sandpoint, Idaho and all areas in between.  We have the national resources and partners to provide for your insurance needs.

    We are centrally located in Plains Montana, we are within a comfortable driving distance of our clients. We believe in great service, professional risk management and utilizing technology and our partner relationships to provide multiple options and outstanding customer service. 

    In 2021 Behling Perry Insurance Agency came together with Alera Group in order to have the necessary resources to continue growing and helping clients in the Mountain West. Since then, Alera Group has grown to become the 11th largest independent insurance and financial services firm in the nation with over 4,000 employees, 180 firms, and thousands of clients across the country.

    Alera Group is Western Montana’s choice for Business and Personal Insurance.


    About Us

    Our team has a sincere commitment to the long- term success of our clients.  With an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, we create unique solutions that fit the distinct needs of each client.  We are passionate about doing what is right for every client, driven by the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity, character, fairness, trust, and confidence.

    Locally we have 3 full-time agents with 30+ years of commercial, agriculture and personal insurance experience. 

    Dennis Spurlock – 17 Years Experience: Contractors, Energy, Farm/Ranch and Agriculture and Small Business Insurance, as well as Home, Auto and Life Insurance.

    Dan Sherwood – 14 Years Experience: Manufacturers, Farm/Ranch, Agriculture, Contractors and Small Business Insurance, as well as Home, Auto and Life Insurance

    Kelli Baker, - 2 Years Experience: Home, Auto, Umbrella and excellent customer service. 

    Meet Our Team

    People you can count on. People you can trust.



    Events and Webinars

    Wealth Services

    State of the Markets

    Join us as we unveil the factors that drive the nation's financial pulse and how they may impact your personal finances.

    July 24, 2024 at 11:00 am CT | Virtual

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    Employee Benefits

    Driving Communications and Engagement: Open Enrollment

    Our experts will walk you through a strategic planning process to make sure you’re sharing in a way that not only drives employee awareness and engagement but also reaches your workforce across platforms with what they need to know about choosing the right benefits for them and their families. 

    August 15, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Alera Engage - Webinar

    Employee Benefits

    Q3 Compliance Update

    Alera Group's quarterly employee benefits compliance roundup will help you stay current on the latest national regulatory developments impacting employers.

    September 3, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Property and Casualty

    Why a Crop Insurance Broker Is an Essential Partner for Agricultural Producers

    In a volatile environment for agriculture business, a thorough, customized program of risk management and property and casualty insurance ― including Crop Insurance ― is essential. And for that, farmers, ranchers and other growers need to work with a certified Crop Insurance broker.

    July 16, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Today’s Special: Resilience as Restaurants Navigate Tough Insurance Market

    At a time when the National Restaurant Association projects sales topping $1 trillion for the first time ever this year, the future for businesses in this notoriously risky industry nevertheless seems more precarious than ever. In this business climate, robust risk management and an expertly designed insurance program couldn't be more important.

    July 9, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Surety: Market Stable for Time-Proven Protection

    Surety bonds not only help prequalify contractors — saving valuable project time and money — but also help ensure superior performance compared to construction projects without bonds.

    June 26, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Property Insurance Rate Increases Easing for Real Estate Sector

    After six consecutive years of steep Property Insurance rate increases, many organizations in real estate development and property management may finally experience a more palatable renewal.

    June 18, 2024

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