Our History

Started in 1985, Albers & Company has experience helping its clients and their employees achieve insurance protection and financial security. Albers & Company is headquartered in Tacoma, WA with operations in Anchorage, Ak through its sister company, The Wilson Agency, LLC. Together, we have a team of over 40 business- oriented professionals who work vigorously to support our client base of over 350 public and private employers across our Health & Welfare (insurance), Financial Services (retirement) and Human Resources divisions. 

Albers & Company continues to excel in the marketplace through its commitment, accountability, innovation and truly superlative service.  


 After initial merger discussions between founder Steve Albers, his wife Donna Albers, his brother Jeff Albers and Lon Wilson of The Wilson Agency in Alaska, the firms merged under one holding company, continuing to operate as two locally-focused independent benefits firms.

The merger with The Wilson Agency, a fellow United Benefits Advisor partner located in Anchorage, Alaska, allows us to better serve our clients and provide employees with additional growth opportunities. We expanded expertise as well as territory, blending best practices and introducing new services like ConnectHR

 2015   Albers is honored to be named a 2015 Top Places to Work Appreciation Award by the Business Examiner for consulting employees on relevant decisions, professional development, support and respect for their personal lives are respected.
 2012  Donna Albers takes over as President and CEO after her husband and company founder Steve Albers was lost due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. 
 2010  The addition of our first financial services analyst allows us to offer group retirement and personal investment platforms that are both unique and actively managed.*
 2008  The first Accountability Exchange is offered to regional CEOs. 
 2003  Albers & Company is asked to join the exclusive, invitation only organization of independent agencies, United Benefits Advisors. 
2003  Albers & Company builds and moves into its new location at 4733 Tacoma Mall Boulevard. The architecturally interesting building features an edgy design that symbolizes the edge that Albers provides its clients. 
 2001  Albers introduces its "every five year" tenure bonus to employees- hire slow, retain with gusto. After all, exemplary service from the best employees in the business is its mantra. 
 1999  Named finalist in the Family Business of the Year, PLU school of Business awards. 
 1995  At the request of a number of clients, Albers and Company adds a certified financial advisor to its team- Jeff Albers, CLU, CFP, ChFC, AIF
 1989   The Federal Government expands its reach, post ERISA with new laws from PDA to COBRA to TEFRA, DEFRA and USERRA, not to mention FMLA, ADA and Medicare Secondary Payer rules. Albers responds, becoming recognized experts in benefits compliance, a task that continues to grow on a daily basis. 
 1988   As planned, Ned Shera retires, Steve Albers buys the business and Albers & Company is created.
 1985   Steve Albers left his position as Vice President, Marketing for Pierce County Medical (now Regence Blue Shield) to better serve clients. He joins long-time broker Ned Shera as a partner.

 Albers & Company is part of a family of companies that includes The Wilson Agency and ConnectHR. Together we provide clients complete solutions through our Health & Welfare, Retirement and comprehensive HR Services. 

*Jeff C. Albers, CFP, CLU, ChFC and Brent Price, ChFC offer securities and advisory services through KMS Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC.

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