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Volk & Associates Affiliates with GBS Benefits, Leavitt Group


Volk & Associates, formally known as VolkBell, announced their agency’s affiliation with GBS Benefits, a member of Leavitt Group. The affiliation will allow Volk & Associates to provide greater benefits resources for their clients.

“We are excited to be joining the GBS Benefits, Inc. and Leavitt Group team,” said Clair Volk, managing principal of Volk & Associates. “Several months ago, we began looking for a partner that could help us better serve our clients. GBS and Leavitt will not only provide additional experience, but also assist with more resources to control health care spend, improve employee communications, and simplify the overall management of our clients’ benefit programs.”

With a shifting healthcare landscape, Volk describes taking steps to stay ahead of trends, focus on client advocacy, leverage technology, and expand services. This affiliation supports these goals.

“We are pleased to welcome Clair Volk and his team to the GBS Benefits family,” said Rick Fielding, founder and CEO of GBS Benefits, Inc. “Their firm’s strong commitment to the community and fine reputation in the Colorado market make this a perfect union. We look forward to building upon their existing relationships and expanding the services offered to their current and future clients.”

The team at Volk & Associates has operated as one of the largest insurance and human resources consulting firms in northern Colorado.

Founded in 1989, GBS Benefits, Inc. is a full-service employee benefits firm and a member of Leavitt Group.

Leavitt Group is the 10th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation and provides clients with greater insurance market access, specialty products, and a wide-range of insurance programs. Clients receive property and casualty insurance, risk management, employee benefits solutions, among other services. Clients also benefit from the consultative approach to risk management found within the culture of each office and the unique flexibility that comes with local, on-the-ground agency owners. For more information about the Leavitt Group, please visit

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