Meltzer Group acquires Virginia’s Coury Group

The Meltzer Group, a Bethesda, Md.-based life insurance and employee benefits agency, has acquired The Coury Group, a Reston, Va.-based employee benefits firm that specializes in serving government contractors.

The Meltzer group was founded in 1992 by Alan Meltzer, and is now a unit of NFP, with is based in New York.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to a statement, The Coury Group takes a consultative approach to employee benefit plans and implementation, focusing on large groups.

The acquisition expands cross-selling opportunities in retirement and property & casualty insurance, the statement said.

Joseph Jude (“JJ”) Coury and Terra Coury Bechara, principals of The Coury Group, will continue to operate the company as they have in the past, but they now have the additional national resources of NFP as well as the regional resources from The Meltzer Group to serve their clients, the statement said.

“We’re thrilled to welcome The Coury Group to our growing family,” said Ethan Foxman, The Meltzer Group’s Chief Operating Officer. “Talent is at the core of our success, and this acquisition brings aboard like-minded people who fit our culture, adding to our great team in the benefits division. The new addition represents an opportunity to further expand our footprint in the northern Virginia marketplace.”

JJ Coury said, “The Meltzer Group has a wealth of resources and strong capabilities in the benefits area. We’re excited to be able to tap into the broad offerings of both NFP and The Meltzer Group to continue serving our clients with comprehensive benefits as well as retirement and property and casualty products.”

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