Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced it has acquired Erich Courant & Co., a leading insurance agency offering property and casualty coverage in the Tristate area and throughout the country.

“Our mission is to be the most trustworthy insurance agent and partner, helping our clients safeguard their largest assets – their homes and businesses,” said Howard Bergstein, President at Erich Courant & Co. “We are thrilled to bring our client-first perspective to Alera Group and scale our solutions throughout the company’s 120 offices.”

Erich Courant & Co. was established in 1949, serving a multitude of markets and offering personal, commercial and specialty lines of coverage. The agency is headquartered in Maywood, New Jersey.

“For more than 70 years, Erich Courant & Co. has been a trusted regional insurance provider,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “Their team of dedicated professionals committed to providing clients with customized personal service are a great addition to Alera Group.”

Erich Courant & Co. joins Alera Group through the firm’s Northeast offices. The Erich Courant & Co. team will continue serving clients in its existing roles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


About Alera Group

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth services firm with more than $850 million 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 3,000 professionals in more than 120 offices provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.