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Employee Benefits Division of SCS Joins Leavitt Group Northwest, Further Expanding Their Footprint in the NW Region

Leavitt Group Northwest (LGNW) is pleased to announce they’ve acquired the employee benefits (EB) division of the SCS financial and retirement business firm based in Bellevue, WA. This acquisition brings a staff of six, with Chris Allen at the helm. Chris was and will remain as the Director of the EB business that comes along with SCS. This acquisition will help LGNW further their growth objective of expanding their EB business in the Northwest.

Bill Cowart, co-owner of LGNW, said, “The first time we met Chris, we wanted to work with him; now we have him and his full team of dedicated and knowledgeable benefits professionals. The future looks bright for Leavitt Group Northwest’s Employee Benefits division.”

Joining Chris are five other staff members wholly focused on EB business and growth. All current SCS EB business clients will come along as part of this acquisition and increase the number of EB clients for LGNW by 20%. Additionally, with this acquisition, four insurance agents with extensive knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market join the LGNW team and will focus on growing their EB business.

Chris shared, “We’re very excited to join forces with LGNW and the opportunity to work with the current team to grow this division of the company. We have a very experienced and dedicated team, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they can do together.”

Leavitt Group Northwest, led by Bill Cowart and Bob Klontz, has roots in Washington dating back to 1948 and has become one of the state’s largest and premier insurance brokerage firms. They have six locations in and around the Seattle area and are part of the national Leavitt Group family of brokerage firms. If you have any questions about this acquisition, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Bill Cowart at 253-929-4645 or

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