Alera Group Expands Southeastern Presence
New Acquisition Brings More Than 100 Years of Experience to Alera Group
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Barnes Insurance & Financial Services (BIAFS).
BIAFS is a performance-based, proactive, best practice benefit with two locations in northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, this independent firm is one of the largest insurance agencies in the panhandle. BIAFS brings Alera Group more than 100 years of experience and team members with diverse insurance backgrounds.
The company’s mission is to embody the phrase “dedicated to you,” exhibited through their highly personalized client approach. Their principal lines of business include health, dental, life disability, supplemental policies and financial services.
“We are excited to welcome Barnes Insurance & Financial Services to Alera Group,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “Dennis Barnes and his team are a terrific addition to Alera Group both culturally as they share our focus on collaboration, and geographically helping us expand our presence in the southeast.”