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Wilson Albers Employees Relieve $640,000 Dollars of Medical Debt for local residents

Local insurance, human resource and retirement plan services firm teammates offer assistance with mounting debt in 2020

Anchorage, AK, (Dec. 23, 2020) – Wilson Albers, an Alera Group Company, LLC employees today announced their alleviation of $640,000 of Healthcare Debt. This gift is part of more than $18 million in healthcare debt being relieved by Alera Group employees for struggling households across the country. Alera is one of the youngest and fastest-growing privately-held, national insurance, human resource, and retirement plan services firms in the country.

Alera employees worked directly with the debt-forgiveness nonprofit, RIP Medical Debt, to identify individuals and families with outstanding healthcare-related bills in the markets they serve across the country. Founded by two former debt collectors, RIP is able to purchase medical debts for those most in need in bundled portfolios for a fraction of their face value.

“As we cross over the Christmas holiday, this gift comes straight from the heart of our Alera employees. Stationed across the country, our teams are passionate about giving back directly to the communities in which they live, work and play,” said Matt Hanson, a managing partner of Alera Group Orange County. “Medical debt is mounting more than ever and many families right in our backyard are in crisis. Buying and retiring medical debt allows our employees to truly give back and alleviate a worry for many this holiday season.”

Rather than waking up to the knocking of a debt collector, thousands of Americans will receive letters of forgiveness to alert them of the gift from Alera employees. These letters will be delivered throughout the winter targeting individual and families living below 200% of the poverty level.

“It has been truly special watching Wilson Albers employees join hands in offering up their own assets and donations to enhance our ability to make an impact on this noble and worthy cause,” Lon Wilson, Managing Partner for Wilson Albers said. “This contribution perfectly showcases one of our core values of Caring for People, Family and Community. Our teams always come together to advance thinking for our clients, strategize new solutions for success, but most importantly to help those in need.”

Letters will continue to reach recipients through early next year.

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About Wilson Albers 
Wilson Albers delivers local, optimized employer solutions in Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Retirement Plans and Property & Casualty to help grow and engage employers’ organizations and their workforce. As an Alera Group Company, we provide each of our clients with personalized solutions, sharpened by our national collaborations and amplified by trusted, personal relationships. We have been supporting employers in Alaska and in South Puget Sound Washington area for more than 80 years combined. We aim to exemplify the spirit of a service industry in every aspect of our conduct by prioritizing service to our customers, our community, our organization, and to each other. 

About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 2,000 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest privately held firm in the country. For more information, visit www.aleragroup.com or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS. 

About RIP Medical Debt 
Since being founded in 2014 by two former debt collectors, RIP Medical Debt has acquired, and abolished, more than $3 billion of oppressive medical debt, helping over 2 million individuals get out from under the burden of crushing medical debt. To learn more, visit www.ripmedicaldebt.org.

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