Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Shomer Insurance Agency, Inc (Shomer), effective May 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Located in Los Angeles, California, Shomer offers insurance and risk management programs to clients throughout California, with specific expertise in tailoring programs for the unique insurance needs of long term care facilities. The firm specializes in serving nursing homes, home health, and assisted and independent living facilities.

“Shomer Insurance Agency is an exciting addition to Alera Group.  Under the leadership of Joseph Schneerson and Ari Baer, Shomer has become one of the leading providers of risk management services to long term care facilities,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “Their considerable skills greatly expands Alera Group’s expertise and presence in this space. We are thrilled to welcome Joseph, Ari and their team to Alera Group.”

“As an Alera Group company, we look forward to offering deeper resources to our clients, leveraging the broad team of experts available throughout the company,” said Joseph Schneerson, Managing Partner of Shomer. “We are excited to be part of this growing organization and the synergistic future ahead.”

Ari Baer,VP of Shomer, added, “We are very excited to be part of the Alera Group family.  Shomer will maintain its identity and core values that our clients have come to expect along with the advantages of the Alera Group platform.”

All Shomer employees will continue operating out of the firm’s existing locations under the name Shomer Insurance Agency, an Alera Group Company, LLC.

Shomer was advised on the transaction by Helfer & Associates LLC, located in Englewood, NJ.

Alera Group was formed in early 2017 and is one of the nation’s foremost independent insurance agencies. For more information on partnering with Alera Group, visit Partner With Us at


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Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 1,500 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest privately held firm in the country. For more information, visit or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS.

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