Legal Alert: Update to the Washington Cares Program

January 28, 2022
On January 27, 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed two bills that make significant changes to the Washington (WA) Cares Program. The WA Cares Program is the nation’s first publicly funded program to provide basic long-term care benefits. Changes House Bill 1732 delays... Find out more »

Alera Group Boosts Healthcare Consulting Capabilities with Acquisition of Vital Incite

January 24, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Vital Incite, a healthcare consulting firm offering the insight needed to strategically align healthcare resources to meet the needs of employee populations. “Data is the... Find out more »

Benefits Compliance Update: 2022 Reporting Requirements

January 21, 2022
As a business owner or human resource professional, you’ve been through two years of pandemic-related regulations, adaptations and frustrations. Over the past couple of months, you’ve managed open enrollment for employee benefits amid a resurgent wave of... Find out more »

Alera Group Enhances Risk Management Industry Expertise with Acquisition of Heritage Risk Management

January 20, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Heritage Risk Management, a network of independent risk management agencies which serve clients throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. “At Heritage Risk... Find out more »

Alera Group Adds Cate-Russell Insurance in Latest Acquisition

January 19, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today that through its Propel Insurance team, they have acquired Cate-Russell Insurance, an independent insurance agency offering business, personal and benefits insurance. “Cate-Russell Insurance... Find out more »

Agribusiness Insurance Update: Special Events Coverage for Farms, Ranches and Wineries

January 18, 2022
If you’re engaged, recently married or someone who has been invited to a wedding in the past five years, you’re probably familiar with The Knot, a wedding-planning website that hosts couples’ pages and provides all sorts of information on just about anything... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Foa & Son

Alera Group, a top independent insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Foa & Son, an international insurance broker based in New York City.  “Foa & Son is excited to join Alera and build on our 161 years of protecting our clients. We continue... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s ETS for Private Employers with 100 or More Employees; Upholds CMS’ Interim Final Rule for Healthcare Workers

January 13, 2022
This alert is of interest to all non-healthcare employers with 100+ employees and all health care employers who receive Medicare or Medicaid funding. On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court released its much-anticipated opinions in the ongoing challenges to OSHA’s November 5,... Find out more »

Handbags, Wine, Jewelry and More: Insuring Valuable Items and Collections

There was a time that the objective of purse snatchers was to obtain the bags’ contents. These days, thieves are more likely to want the accessory itself, particularly if it’s a designer handbag. And if the thieves think you may have more where that came from, they may be willing to... Find out more »

Perry Braun Appointed as Managing Director of Business Consulting at Alera Group

January 12, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced that Perry Braun will join the organization as Managing Director of Business Consulting. In this new role reporting to Alera Group’s Chief Operating Officer, William Corrigan, Braun will counsel Alera... Find out more »