Medford-based United Risk Solutions Inc. has expanded its employee benefits department and opened an office in Portland.

Medford-based United Risk Solutions Inc. has expanded its employee benefits department and opened an office in Portland.

It also hired insurance veteran Jeff Akers as employee benefits consultant. Akers will oversee the Portland office.

United Risk Solutions is licensed in nearly 40 states, offering businesses commercial and personal lines of insurance, employee benefits, risk management and consulting.

— Greg Stiles