Orland Park, IL – November 10, 2023: The Horton Group, a leader in providing education-focused insurance solutions, proudly announces the expansion of its Educational Practice through the integration of Deployant Advisors, effective November 1, 2023. This strategic move aligns with Horton’s vision of intentional growth and commitment to offering unparalleled service to educational institutions.
Deployant Advisors, a former division of Allied Benefit Systems with a commendable 20+ year history, has been at the forefront of servicing The Lake Region School Cooperative. Under the stewardship of Rick Klein, this new alliance promises to deliver specialized attention and enhanced resources within Horton’s Education Practice.
The Horton Group is one of the largest privately held insurance agencies in the U.S. and is renowned for its robust Education Practice, which serves over 65 private and public school districts in the Midwest.
This acquisition is a seamless addition to our Illinois footprint and enhances our practice, which already delivers comprehensive resources to our clients, including:
- Group Health and Welfare Plans
- Retirement and Pension Planning
- Translation Services
- Marketing Data & Analytics
- Eligibility Services
- Plan Compliance
- Wellness & Population Health
- Benefits Technology
About The Horton Group
The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single-location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, Horton employs more than 400 insurance professionals located in five states throughout the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) and Florida. Horton is one of the top 50 insurance agencies in the country and one of the largest privately held brokers based in the Midwest. The agency is nationally recognized for its work, ranking as one of the top property/casualty brokers in the U.S. by Insurance Journal, A Best Place to Work In Insurance by Business Insurance and a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). The agency recently was ranked seventh (out of 100) in Crain’s Chicago Business’s “Best Places to Work in Chicago list and was listed as a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune.
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