Compliance Matters: COBRA Offered to Spouse When Employee Elects Medicare

December 29, 2020
Don't miss our weekly blog series, Compliance Matters! In the blog below, you'll learn more about the COBRA Offered to Spouse When an Employee Elects Medicare. To download this article, click here.  Myth: When an employee (who works for an employer with more... Find out more »

Congress Passes a Second COVID-19-Related Stimulus Package

December 28, 2020
Updated December 28, 2020 to reflect that the bill has been signed by President Trump After weeks of negotiations, Congress overwhelmingly passed a second COVID-19 stimulus package – the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act... Find out more »

Vaccine Mandates and Employment Practices Liability

December 23, 2020
With front-line healthcare workers already receiving COVID-19 vaccines, plans in place for successive phases of vaccination, and organizations of all kinds hoping for a mid- to late-spring return to normalcy, employers everywhere are asking the same questions: Should my organization mandate... Find out more »

Compliance Matters: Before You Start Celebrating the End of 2020 Too Much…

December 21, 2020
Thanks for tuning back into our compliance blog series called Compliance Matters! We wish you all a wonderful end to 2020 and hope you will make use of this guide. Download this article. New Year's Eve is almost here and everyone is ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus for Employers Right Now: Parts 5 and 6

December 17, 2020
Thanks for tuning back in as we share our most noteworthy reflections around how priorities have changed for folks in this industry. We hope you caught parts 1-2 and 3-4. After over six months of combatting COVID-19, we have figured a lot out, but questions remain. Here we are with numbers... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Todd Associates, Inc.

Alera Group, one of the nation’s leading employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firms, today announced that it has acquired Todd Associates, Inc. (Todd Associates), effective December 1, 2020. Todd Associates, founded in 1939 and operated by Ned... Find out more »

Alera Group Releases 2021 Property and Casualty Market Outlook

December 16, 2020
National Analysis Reveals Hardening Market, Other Industry Trends Deerfield, IL—Alera Group, a national property & casualty, employee benefits, wealth management and retirement services firm, today released its 2021 Property and Casualty Market Outlook. This extensive document... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Lockdown Lessons, Family Zooms and More!

December 14, 2020
The Alera Group Wellbeing team wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season as we approach the end of 2021. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team.  Of note, there... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus For Employers Right Now: Parts 3 and 4

We are back with more industry food for thought. We hope you caught #s 1 and 2, telework and workplace safety here. We are continuing on with more unique challenges HR, benefits and absence management professionals are still facing in light of the pandemic. 3. Mental and Behavioral... Find out more »

Alera Group Releases 2020 Benchmarking Survey Results

December 10, 2020
National Report Reveals Benefits Trends and Changes Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firm, today released the results of the 2020 Healthcare & Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey. The report highlights key... Find out more »