Alera Group snaps up Florida agency

Alera Group snaps up Florida agency | Insurance Business

Alera Group snaps up Florida agency

National insurance firm Alera Group has acquired Florida-based Whipple & Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Whipple & Company was founded in late 2016 by Melissa Whipple, who will remain with the company as managing partner. Under her leadership, the firm has experienced remarkable growth over the past two years, Alera Group said. Whipple & Company focuses on employee benefits, with particular expertise in carrier negotiations, compliance, and wellness.

“We welcome Melissa Whipple and her team to Alera Group,” said Alan Levitz, Alera Group CEO. “Whipple & Company is an excellent addition, expanding our presence and expertise in Florida and the surrounding states. Melissa and her team bring considerable industry experience and terrific energy to Alera Group. We look forward to their contributions to our continued national growth.”

“As an Alera Group firm, we look forward to offering our clients a wider breadth of resources and expertise than ever before, while continuing to deliver exceptional localized service,” Whipple said. “The collaborative culture of Alera Group aligns with the existing core beliefs of Whipple & Company, and we are excited for the synergistic work ahead.”

Whipple & Company employees will continue to operate out of the firm’s existing location under the name Whipple & Company, an Alera Group Agency.