Premier Benefits Group in Fargo Joins North Risk Partners

Jan. 20, 2021 – Premier Benefits Group, an employee benefits agency in Fargo, has joined North Risk Partners.

Al Berg founded Premier Benefits Group in 1990, and will continue serving clients alongside associates Shannon Uecker and Justine Pringle.

Berg says the employee benefits market in North Dakota has changed dramatically in the past few years. “Becoming part of North Risk Partners gives us access to more coverages and services for our clients, as well as the support that comes with being part of a larger team. It’s a win for all involved.”

The new partnership grows Premier Benefits’ capabilities to now include property and casualty insurance solutions. Employer groups will have immediate access to North Risk’s value-added services for businesses in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and more.

In July 2020, Middaugh Benefits Consulting in downtown Fargo also joined North Risk Partners. Like Middaugh Benefits, Premier Benefits will function as part of North Risk Partners’ northern division, which includes Minnesota locations in Bemidji, Thief River Falls and Roseau.

“The Premier Benefits team adds more expertise to North Risk’s already robust employee benefits practice, especially when it comes to benefits programs that go beyond health insurance with coverages such as dental, life, vision, disability, and more,” says Mark Thune, president of our firm’s northern division. “Welcoming Al, Shannon, and Justine to the North Risk family has proved a great way for us to kick off 2021.”

The Premier Benefits office continues to be located at 3170 44th St. S. in Fargo.


North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance solutions for people and business. Our team helps clients Face Risk Head On with right-fit insurance coverage and loss prevention resources. For businesses, we offer commercial insurance, surety bonds and employee benefits, as well as programming and compliance support in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and more.

We are one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest with over 350 employees and 30 locations across our five-state footprint.


Media Contact:
Stacy Monroe, External Communications Specialist
North Risk Partners
(651) 379-7898