Employee Benefits

Alera Group Growth Streak Continues, Acquires Three New Firms

May 9, 2018

Additions Expand Locations in South West and Midwest Regions

DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired three firms, effective May 1, 2018. These acquisitions expand Alera Group to more than 65 locations nationwide. Terms of the transactions were not announced.

The three new firms include:

Dickerson Employee Benefits, Inc, located in Los Angeles, California, is a multi-faceted employee benefits company that specializes in consulting services and innovative solutions that meet the needs of each of their unique clients. The company has a rich history of providing insurance to public and private sector organizations nationwide.

Courtney Group, located in Highland Park, IL, provides knowledgeable guidance in property and casualty insurance to clients in Chicago and the surrounding North Shore area. Courtney Group will join Alera Group through local firm GCG Financial.

Benefit Plan Strategies (BPS), headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seeks to utilize innovative technologies to provide each client with interactive solutions for group benefit requirements. The expert team at BPS provides solutions that allow employers to increase profitability, manage company culture and improve the lives of their employees.

“We are thrilled to welcome these tremendous firms to Alera Group,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “The national resources of Alera Group, paired with the local expertise of the teams at each of these firms, will be a powerful combination that will serve clients well. We look forward to the collaborative opportunities that will emerge from our ever-growing relationships.”

Alera Group was formed in early 2017 and is one of the nation’s foremost independent insurance agencies and privately-held employee benefits firms. For more information on partnering with Alera Group, visit Partnership Opportunities at www.aleragroup.com.


About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 1,000 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group was created by merging 24 high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the U.S. It is the 15th largest independent insurance agency and the 7th largest independent employee benefits firm in the country. For more information, visit www.aleragroup.com or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS