Alera Group, a national insurance firm, has acquired Whipple & Company, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced.
Whipple & Company, based in Boca Raton, Fla., was founded in late 2016 by Melissa Whipple, who remains managing partner of the firm. The company offers employee benefits programs, with particular expertise in carrier negotiations, compliance, and wellness.
According to Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group, the acquisition expands Alera’s presence and expertise in Florida and the surrounding states.
Whipple & Company employees will continue operating out of the firm’s existing location under the name Whipple & Company, an Alera Group Agency, LLC.
Based in Deerfield, Ill., Alera Group’s over 1,500 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management.
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