Tacoma insurance brokerage Group Services Northwest has merged operations with fellow broker Leavitt Group Northwest.

The latter, which has offices in Tacoma, Everett, Oak Harbor and University Place, is part of Utah-based Leavitt Group, a national network. A statement from Leavitt Group announced that the transaction will not impact Group Services Northwest client policies, and all staff remains with the agency at the same location and phone number. 

“With the mounting complexities individuals and employers face in today’s healthcare market, I have long recognized the need for more resources than a small broker can provide,” said Alan Zalewski, president of Group Services Northwest. “This merger will enhance our ability to serve clients, including offering a full range of insurance products. By joining forces, clients will benefit from our joint expertise and increased firepower.”