Deerfield, IL (April 10, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance, a full service property and casualty insurance agency based in Miami, Florida.

“For more than 60 years, Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance has been a trusted regional insurance provider,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “This agency develops long lasting relationships with their clients, and their collaborative working environment as well as their dedication to customer services makes them an excellent fit for Alera Group.”

Founded in 1961, Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance is involved in the insurance industry at the local, state and national level. Through their membership in the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance has had an active role in shaping the future of the industry. The agency focuses on offering commercial insurance and personal insurance offerings to clients in the marine, manufacturing, aviation, non-profit, religious, medical, food and hospitality industry.

“At Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance we have built a culture with employees and clients on a foundation of trust and communication,” said Sarah Washburn, President of Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance. “Our agency is steeped in experience with seasoned colleagues collaborating over decades. With this acquisition by Alera Group we will continue to collaborate and innovate for our world class clients.” 

The Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance team will continue serving clients in their existing roles. Terms of the transaction were not announced. 


About Alera Group     

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth services firm with more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan services and wealth services solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 4,200 professionals in more than 180 offices provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.