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.

    Resources

    EXPERT EDUCATION

    Events and Webinars

    CXC Solutions – Form 5500 Series Webinar

    CXC Solutions, an Alera Group preferred vendor, will host an upcoming webinar dedicated to the Form 5500 Series and provide guidance on how to complete this required employer documentation. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT.

    June 26, 2024 at 12:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Employee Benefits

    [Alera Engage] Benchmarking for the Win: How Does Your Benefits Program Rate?

    Ask our clients about the No.1 tool that helps them develop an impactful benefits program, and they'll tell you is benchmarking.

    July 18, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    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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    State of the Markets

    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Insights

    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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    Property and Casualty

    Litigation Necessitating a Layered Approach to Professional Liability Insurance

    Professionals face heightened exposure due to increased litigation, much of it fueled by third-party financing and resulting in so-called nuclear verdicts. The increase in both frequency and severity of losses underscores the importance of securing comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance with sufficient limits, a solution that may require one or more excess layers on top of the underlying coverage.

    May 21, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Perfect Storm Hitting Personal Lines of Insurance

    A convergence of disruptive forces is hitting the market for personal lines of insurance in 2024, making it extremely challenging for insurers to provide coverage personal property and casualty (P&C) coverage, particularly Home and Auto Insurance.

    May 14, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Affordable Housing Providers Hardest-Hit in Insurance Market for Nonprofits

    Adding to significant challenges including labor shortages and reduced funding, nonprofit organizations are experiencing increasing difficulty in securing adequate property and casualty insurance. Premiums are increasing, deductibles are escalating, and the number of carriers willing to engage with nonprofits continues to shrink. These challenges underscore the importance of partnering with an experienced insurance broker who specializes in serving nonprofit organizations.

    May 7, 2024

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