Alera Group Acquires Three More Firms

Alera Group Increases to a Total of 15 Acquisitions Year to Date

Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, completed three new acquisitions, all effective December 1, 2017. With this latest round of acquisitions, Alera Group acquired a total of 15 new firms in six states in 2017.

The three new firms are:

Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle Business and Insurance Solutions, located in Irvine, CA, specializes in developing unique ways for its property and casualty clients to implement the risk management process.  Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle Business and Insurance Solutions uses a proactive approach to identify risks and develop cost-effective strategies, ultimately delivering superior results and providing clients with a competitive industry advantage.  Outstanding solutions are achieved with a foundation of trusted, expert advisors who understand the needs of their clients.

Hallberg Commercial Insurers, Inc., located in Oakbrook, IL, provides employee benefits, risk management and insurance services to clients in the Chicagoland area. Through loyalty, integrity and compassion, Hallberg Commercial provides effective coverage for businesses, organizations and clients throughout the Midwest. Hallberg Commercial will join Alera Group through local firm GCG Financial.

The employee benefits division of Walker Higgins Associates, in Spartanburg, SC, provides strategic employee benefits solutions. Their solution-oriented approach allows clients to provide excellent benefits to each of their employees while minimizing costs. Walker Higgins Associates will join Alera Group through local firm Forum Benefits.

“Each of these firms expands a regional presence for Alera Group.  Specifically, Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle Business and Insurance Solutions gives us a very strong presence in southern California in combination with The Centennial Group.  Hallberg Commercial Insurers, Inc. is a great fit with GCG Financial in the Chicago area.  Finally, the employee benefits division of Walker Higgins Associates expands our presence in South Carolina with Forum Benefits.  We’re excited to welcome these three firms to Alera Group,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group.

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of three acquisitions in November 2017. The firm continues to grow organically and through acquisitions since its formation in December 2016. For more information on partnering with Alera Group, visit Partnership Opportunities at

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About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 800 employees serve more than 20,000 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 14th largest independent insurance agency and the 7th largest independent employee benefits firm in the country. For more information, visit or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS.

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