Compliance Matters: 30-Day Grace Period Election Myth

November 23, 2020
We're kicking off a new Compliance blog series called Compliance Matters! In the blog below, you'll learn more about the 30-Day Grace Period Election Myth. To download this article, click here.    Myth:  An employee may change their pre-tax election if they do so... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Gratitude Podcasts, Curbing Screen Time and More!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! For those of you who were able to take advantage of the Alera Virtual Wellbeing Fair, I’d like to draw your attention to our Vendor Resource Guide. This guide provides a summary of our presenters, their seminars, contact information and any discounts they are... Find out more »

Caring for Caregivers

November 18, 2020
Employees bring their whole selves to work each day which allows for the highly efficient, effective, and creative workforce we enjoy.  As Human Resource professionals, we appreciate the diversity of our workforce and continue to adjust within our employee benefit programs to meet the... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources: Thanksgiving Recipes, Communicating During Lockdown and more!

November 16, 2020
When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free... Find out more »

Alera Group Appoints VP of Employee Benefits Technology & Services

November 11, 2020
Alera Group, a leading insurance and financial services firm, has named Brian Parker as Vice President of Employee Benefits Technology & Services, effective November 1, 2020. In this role, Parker will help to drive growth across Alera Group through benefits administration technology... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources: Vegetarian Lunch Bowls, 10 Minute Meditation and More!

November 9, 2020
When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free... Find out more »

The Five Ws and One H of COBRA Participants and Open Enrollment

November 5, 2020
This is the tenth article in our Compliance 101 blog series where we use six questiones to break down important compliance topics. Download the article. Who is a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Participant? A COBRA participant is a qualified... Find out more »

How to Thwart Identity Theft in a Work From Home Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Americans to work from home — a situation identity theft criminals have used to their advantage. Stanford economist, Nicholas Bloom, conducted several national surveys and has found an emerging economic reality during the COVID-related economic... Find out more »

Alera Group Announces New Chief Human Resources Officer

November 2, 2020
HR Veteran Debra Martinez Joins Firm as CHRO Alera Group, a leading insurance and financial services firm, has appointed Debra Martinez as the organization’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective immediately. In this role, Martinez will lead the strategic direction of all... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources: Virtual Turkey Trots, Election Stress and More!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Below please find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team. A quick reminder, if you haven't listened to our on-demand wellbeing fair recordings, check out... Find out more »