CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
IMG | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, International Medical Group (IMG), an insurance services provider, was awarded Forbes Advisor's Best of 2023 Awards in the category of travel insurance companies. Forbes Advisor has recognized it for the second year in a row.
IMG's iTravelInsured Travel LX plan has particularly attracted the attention of Forbes Advisor. It is an excellent travel insurance solution for dog owners and a popular insurance plan of IMG. It provides insurance coverage for additional kennel fees, which a pet needs on a trip delay for an extended stay at a commercial kennel. In addition, it offers trip cancellation and interruption benefits and is applicable only when the service animal or pet suffers an injury, sickness or death during the trip.
Forbes Advisor is a trusted insights provider for finance and businesses through news, reviews and advice, assisting consumers with smart decisions and perfect products for their choice without effort. Forbes Advisor's awards recognize the company after in-depth analysis for being an impartial consumer champion. Its experienced reporters and editors have a keen eye on product features and consumer experience in the industry. With years of dedication, people expect authentic financial news and guidance from it. The recognition from Forbes Advisor represents that the brand has strong support and establishment in the business and consumer finance community.
IMG's Director of International Sales – Travel, Grant Hayes said, "IMG is honored to be recognized once again as one of the best travel insurance companies in the market." He added, "Our iTravelInsured Travel Series is a market-leading line of travel protection plans designed to meet the varying needs of travelers while they're away from home."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
IMG's Chief Commercial Officer, Scott Ackerman said, "At IMG, we understand that pets are like family. Our pet-related benefits set us apart from the competition and are valued greatly by our customers." He added, "Being recognized as a travel insurance company that is great for dog owners is truly a testament to the many unique benefits we offer our customers through our travel protection plans."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, IMG, an insurance company, offers solutions for expatriates, international students, missions organizations, marine crews, corporate group insurance, cost containment, stop loss insurance, medical management, assistance services, medical evacuation, travel insurance, and international medical insurance. It has provided insurance benefits and assistance services worldwide since 1990. Its well-known services are travel and health safety solutions, with insurance programs like international private medical insurance, trip medical insurance, and services like enterprise and insurance administrative services, 24/7 emergency medical, security, and travel assistance.
CORE INSURANCE,RISK MANAGEMENT
Inszone Insurance Services | January 09, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services, a national provider of personal and commercial lines insurance, acquired Carmichael Associates, Inc., a long-time employee benefits insurance company.
Inszone will gain from the acquisition of Carmichael because it is well-known among the locally-owned businesses in the Los Angeles area. In addition, the company is popular for its eased and simplified services in managing human resources and determining appropriate insurance plans for the employees and workers of the local business owners.
Carmichael's customers will continue to receive the same level of service under the Inszone Insurance Services brand, located in Lakewood (California). The company offers customers a genuine one-stop buying experience designed to simplify and streamline a complex process.
Employee benefits remain a crucial area of growth for Inszone Insurance Services. As a rapidly growing and expanding insurance service provider in all 50 states of the United States, the company looks forward to the work that will help it achieve its goals and acquire more benefits-focused agencies in the future.
"Carmichael's team of professionals have been exceptional in the field, and we are thrilled to incorporate their innovation into the Inszone's framework,"
- Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2022, Inszone Insurance Services is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that offers a wide range of property, casualty insurance, and employee benefits solutions. With an experienced management team focused on the goals, it grows organically through acquisitions. With 35 locations in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Missouri, the company is looking to expand further across the country. It is focused on helping each customer understand and make sense of their insurance needs, the coverage they need, and the policy they are buying.