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Alera Group Named to Crain’s 2023 Chicago Business Fast 50

June 20, 2023

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Deerfield, IL (June 20, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, was recently ranked the 31st fastest-growing company in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business. In its first appearance on the Fast 50 list, Alera Group showcases its sustained success and achievements locally and nationally. 

“Our growth has been rooted in a commitment to innovation and collaboration. We pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive insurance solutions to our clients, and we’re determined to empower like-minded and entrepreneurial companies across the United States,” said Jim Blue, President of Alera Group. “We’ve shown no signs of slowing down, and I’m incredibly proud of our team of professionals, whose hard work is making Alera Group’s success possible.” 

Demonstrating impressive year-over-year growth, Alera Group reached $1 billion in revenue in 2022 and accomplished more than 550% 5-year revenue increase. Focused on a dual strategy of driving strong organic growth and attracting additional talent through strategic acquisitions, Alera Group grew from 24 independent companies at its inception to more than 180 offices across the U.S. by the close of 2022.  

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Chicago. This recognition reflects the collaboration among our colleagues who have a relentless focus on delivering exceptional service and outstanding value to our clients,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “We remain excited about the opportunities ahead as we continue growing our existing business and attracting top talent to build this fast-growing company through a culture of collaboration.” 

Companies that make it onto Crain's Fast 50 are bona fide industry leaders whose five-year revenue performance is verified by an outside consultancy, Plante Moran. Additional details about the awards and the list of top-ranking companies are available online at Crain's Chicago Business.   


About Alera Group  

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth services firm with more than $1.1 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 locations provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.