Acera Insurance acquires M.E.F. Services

Acera Insurance announced its newest partner, M.E.F. Services Ltd.

This partnership expands Acera Insurance’s specialty Acera Benefits division, providing growth opportunities in southern Alberta. M.E.F. Services is a boutique firm based in Lethbridge, AB, that has specialized in providing customized estate planning and group benefits solutions for the past 35 years.

“Stephen Melling has built a solid reputation in Lethbridge and area for his client-focused approach,” Tony Fairfield, President, Group Benefits, Acera Insurance, says of the M.E.F. Services Ltd. founder and president.

“Acera Benefits looks forward to carrying on this tradition centred around our shared value of putting people first, as well as offering expanded solutions and options to local businesses.”

“This is an exciting next chapter for M.E.F., one that brings greater options to southern Alberta — Acera Benefit’s scale and expertise is outstanding,” says Stephen J. Melling, CFP, EPC, President, M.E.F. Services Ltd.

“I look forward to working with the Acera Benefits team in serving the needs of our clients and expanding the customized solutions available to the people and businesses of Lethbridge and area, all while continuing to offer the same trustworthy, personalized service.”

Acera Benefits is an integrated benefits consulting team that helps Canadian employers design competitive, cost-effective and customized employee benefits plans that are flexible to an ever-changing health and wellness environment. As a specialty division of Acera Insurance, Acera Benefits is uniquely positioned to offer clients many value-added services not typically available through traditional benefits consultants.

The M.E.F. Services Ltd. deal closed on March 1, 2024, and the firm will transition to become Acera Benefits.