Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Election Stress, Student Debt Management, & Employee Recognition

October 19, 2020
The Alera Virtual Wellbeing Fair starts today! We hope you and your employees can join us!  Each day there are fitness breaks, mindfulness sessions, and a wide variety of Wellbeing breakout sessions.  Key sessions and registration links are noted below.  I am attaching some... Find out more »

Whitepaper: Changing an ERISA Plan Year

October 14, 2020
There is nothing preventing an insurance contract/policy year to be longer than 12 months, it is, however, impermissible under ERISA, ACA and the Internal Revenue Code to have the plan year longer than 12 months. Therefore, when an employer extends their insurance policy (e.g. 13-month rate... Find out more »

Steps to Take Before Launching Your Annual Benefits Enrollment

October 6, 2020
Looking to take your virtual open enrollment to the next level? This on-demand webinar will help you create an engaging OE plan, even in the middle of a global pandemic. Paper shuffling, bewildered looks, and frantic note-taking. It’s another open enrollment season — the annual... Find out more »

Wellbeing Wrap-up: Alera’s Virtual Wellbeing Fair, Breaking Burnout and Everyday Kindness

October 5, 2020
October 10th is World Mental Health Day so the Employer Resources section is chock full of webinars and resources that are available to you this week to dive deeper into supporting the Emotional Wellbeing of your teams.  On a lighter note, if you had to cancel your Wellness Fair this year,... Find out more »

The Five Ws, and One H of Required Annual Notices for Health & Welfare Plans

October 2, 2020
This is the eighth article in our Compliance 101 blog series where we use six questions to break down important compliance topics. Below you will learn more about the Annual Notices for Health & Welfare Plans. Read more below!  Download this article. Who are... Find out more »

Adopting an Inside Out Approach to Cybersecurity

September 30, 2020
Cyber hygiene is a reference to the practices and steps that users of computers and other devices take to maintain system health and improve online security. These practices are often part of a routine to ensure the safety of identity, data and financial assets that could be stolen or corrupted.... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Motivation, Coronasomnia and Remote Recognition

September 28, 2020
Each week, we release a curated list of fantastic wellbeing resources that hit the major facets of your holistic wellness. We hope that you enjoyed our weekly list! Tune back in next week for more great finds.  Interested in MORE wellbeing content? Join our 2020 Virtual Wellbeing Fair by... Find out more »

The Five Ws, and One H of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Affordability Safe Harbors

September 23, 2020
This is the seventh article in our Compliance 101 blog series where we use six questions to break down important compliance topics. Below you will learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Affordability Safe Harbors. Read more below!  Download this... Find out more »

Why All Businesses Need an Insurance Broker

September 22, 2020
“Why do I need a broker?” This is a question that surprisingly gets asked more than you would expect.  In today’s society of consumerism, the internet, and “do it yourself” mentality, tied with the desire to save money, this is a valid question. I would ask in... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources: Cable Alternatives, Video Calls and Yale Parenting Classes

September 21, 2020
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. Interested in MORE wellbeing content? Join our 2020 Virtual Wellbeing Fair by registering... Find out more »