Alera Group Acquires CSNW Benefits

January 18, 2021
Alera Group, a leading national insurance and financial services firm, today announced the acquisition of CSNW Benefits, effective December 31, 2020. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, CSNW Benefits serves clients throughout the Northwest region, creating tailored employee benefits and... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Fighting the Winter Blues, Kids & Politics and Free Kindness

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 »

Employment Practices Insurance in Volatile Times

January 14, 2021
On January 12, 2021, the United States recorded a record 4,250 deaths due to COVID-19 while the Trump administration announced an accelerated schedule for administering vaccines to fight the disease. For employers already navigating the novel and challenging landscape created by the... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Granite Group Benefits

January 13, 2021
Alera Group, one of the nation’s top employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firms, today announced that it has acquired Granite Group Benefits, LLC (Granite Group Benefits), effective December 31, 2020. Granite Group Benefits, headquartered in... Find out more »

2021 Insurance Strategy for Healthcare Providers: Managing the Unknowns

January 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a tremendous number of unknowns for the healthcare industry.  Will revenue ever be back to pre COVID-19 levels? How will telehealth impact the marketplace as it becomes the new industry standard?  What malpractice losses will be realized with... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus for HR Right Now – Part 7

January 11, 2021
Thanks for joining us on this nice little reflective exercise. There has been so much news to keep up with this year, that we thought it would be helpful to put pen to paper on our key COVID-19 takeaways. We hope our numbers 1 through 6 provided some food for thought, and also some helpful advice.... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Workplace Burnout, Online Workout Classes and More

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 »

Amid Heightened Risks, Cyber Insurance a Value Despite Hardened Market

January 7, 2021
Like the Property and Casualty insurance market in general, the market for Cyber Liability Insurance was already hardening when 2020 began. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Offices emptied, their former occupants shifting to work-at-home arrangements, including remote access to company networks.... Find out more »

Compliance Matters: Specified Illness or Fixed Indemnity Plan Premiums – To Tax or Not to Tax?

Don't miss our blog series, Compliance Matters! In the blog below, you'll learn more about the Specified Illness or Fixed Indemnity Plan Premiums. Download this article. Myth: Specified illness and fixed indemnity plan premiums may not be paid on a pretax basis. These... Find out more »

P&C Market Outlook: What You Need to Know

January 5, 2021
If you’ve already seen Alera Group’s Property & Casualty 2021 Market Outlook, you know what a wealth of valuable information is included in this comprehensive whitepaper. Released in December and the product of a collaborative effort involving insurance companies, wholesale... Find out more »