Lighthouse Group announced this week it has partnered with Alera Group, an independent insurance firm with more than 90 locations across the nation.
This merger serves as a strategic partnership for both Alera Group and Lighthouse Group. While Lighthouse Group is their pioneer agency in Michigan, Alera Group is a national insurance broker, offering more than 90 locations and 2,000 teammates across the United States. Their presence across the US will allow Lighthouse Group to provide the best practices and additional resources of a larger national firm while maintaining the personal local services they have come to be known for. These additional resources will help Lighthouse Group stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing industry and economy.
“Our partnership with Alera Group will open avenues for growth like never before, both for our clients and our firm,” says Tom Helmstetter, Managing Partner of Lighthouse, “Alera Group is a powerhouse – they are growing by leaps and bounds based on their national capabilities and we are excited to become a part of that positive momentum. Many of our key partners have come from previous acquisitions and I am confident this will be a positive partnership for our clients and our employees.”
“Lighthouse Group, led by Tom Helmstetter, is an exciting addition to Alera Group, we are thrilled to welcome the entire team to Alera Group,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “There is a very natural cultural fit between our two collaborative organizations and an opportunity for Lighthouse to leverage Alera’s national platform for the benefit of their clients.”
With this partnership, Lighthouse’s commitment to its employees, clients, and the local community remains resolute. The Lighthouse Group team will be retained in their existing roles and the services they have provided in the past will continue to be offered going forward.
About Lighthouse, An Alera Group Company
Lighthouse is a full-service insurance agency, offering comprehensive solutions in personal protection, commercial insurance, and employee benefits. Formally known as “Lighthouse Group,” the company was born out of a strategic merger between two local firms in 1995. In their 25-year history, they have completed 40 acquisitions. Today, the team offers innovative, custom support based on authentic relationships and a deep understanding of Michigan’s insurance industry. Additional services include cost-sharing options, in-house risk management, and claims support, and extensive data analytics.