Retirement Plan Services

Alera Group Acquires CLS Healthcare Liability Specialists

January 18, 2024

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Deerfield, IL (January 18, 2024) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and financial services firm, announced today the acquisition of Florida-based CLS Healthcare Liability Specialists (CLS).

With over 25 years of experience, CLS serves the medical community as an independent agency specializing in creative medical malpractice insurance solutions for physicians, surgeons, hospitals, locum tenens firms, nurse staffing firms and other entities in the healthcare industry. 

"Medical and locum tenens staffing organizations have complex healthcare liability concerns,” said Mark W. Ledger, President at CLS. “With our long-standing experience in this area, we have developed custom insurance solutions to address the needs of these unique companies better than anyone in the industry.”

CLS is the #1 Writer of Locum Tenens Staffing Companies for the past 15+ years. 

“CLS has continually delivered exceptional services and solutions to their clients and will be a great addition to Alera Group’s Healthcare Liability Team,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “We are confident that they will enhance our malpractice services and bring their perspectives, experiences and collaborative mindset to our fast-growing presence nationwide.”

The CLS team will continue serving clients in their existing roles. Terms of the transaction were not announced.  


About Alera Group    

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and financial services firm with more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan services and wealth services solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 180 offices provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.