Bill Would ‘Alter the Legal Landscape’ for Workplace Wellness Programs

June 28, 2017
A bill that members of Congress are considering would substantially change federal rules governing workplace wellness programs, lifting limits on the inducements that can be used to persuade workers to provide personal health information, according to a brief by the Kaiser Family... Find out more »

Service Animals, Assistance Animals, Therapy Animals—What’s the Law?

Guide dogs and service dogs have helped individuals with disabilities navigate life for decades. Now you also see assistance animals, therapy animals and emotional support animals. What’s the difference and what’s the law? Many people legitimately need service, support or therapy animals,... Find out more »

How Employers Can Curb a ‘Hidden Workplace Epidemic,’ Save Money and Boost Productivity

Every day, 60 people die from opioid pain medications in America. That’s 22,000 people every year. Opioids are being overprescribed and they’re now the #1 cause of unintentional death in the United States. Not surprisingly, this “hidden epidemic” is impacting businesses. The National Safety... Find out more »

Millennials Driving Growth of Health Savings Accounts

As more employers offer high-deductible health plans amid rising healthcare costs, health savings accounts are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace — especially among millennials. In 2016, less than a third of eligible millennials under the age of 26 participated in an HSA, but that... Find out more »

The Liability Coverages Every Business Should Consider

There are insurance coverages that all businesses need, some that all business should consider, and some that you need only if you have special risk exposures. Have you considered the following 6 types of liability coverage for your business? 1. Home-based business insurance. The standard... Find out more »

How Technology Saves You Money

There’s no indication that medical costs will be decreasing anytime soon. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), the second largest professional service firm in the world, released a study indicating that medical costs could increase more than six percent this year, with larger increases coming in the... Find out more »

Help Your Employees Avoid Identity Theft

A vendor survey found that 39 percent of employees want to buy identity theft insurance through their employer. Is your organization providing this valuable benefit? Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s personal identifying information without authorization to open charge... Find out more »

Employees Overwhelmed by Complex Health Options

As the healthcare market shifts toward individual responsibility, a survey found many workers are overwhelmed by the complexity of their healthcare options and many have a poor understanding of the benefits of health savings accounts. In its “State of Denial” survey of more than 1,000... Find out more »

2017: The Year of the Cyber Attack

Cyber security problems will increase in 2017, warns Experian Data Breach Resolution, a branch of the credit reporting giant. In its 2017 Data Breach Industry Report, Experian noted it expects to see several new—and frightening—trends: “Aftershock” password breaches becoming more... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires AIC Denver, LLC

June 7, 2017
DEERFIELD, IL (June 6, 2017) — Alera Group, the 14th largest independent insurance agency and the seventh largest independent employee benefits firm in the nation, has acquired AIC Denver, LLC, of Denver, Colorado. The acquisition became effective June 1, 2017. “We are excited to welcome the... Find out more »