Alera Group acquires MD-based specialty insurance agency

Alera Group | April 15, 2020

Alera Group has acquired Georgetown Insurance Service, an independent insurance agency in Silver Spring, MD. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Georgetown Insurance has been serving clients in and around the state of Maryland for decades, a release said. The agency has worked closely with clients from the construction, manufacturing, real estate and transportation industries, providing “specialty offerings and enhanced services.” “Georgetown Insurance Service, led by Remmie Butchko, is a fantastic addition to Alera Group as we continue to serve clients and enhance their experience with Alera Group,” commented CEO Alan Levitz. “We are excited to welcome Remmie and the entire team as Alera Group’s first P&C firm in the greater Washington, D.C. area.”

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