EEOC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Related to Wellness Programs

January 21, 2021
This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor workplace wellness programs.  Since 2019, employers faced uncertainty regarding the status of wellness program incentives under the ADA and GINA. On January 7, 2021, the EEOC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Wellness Programs... Find out more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Alera Group Acquires Todd Associates, Inc.

December 17, 2020
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 »

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 »

IRS Releases PCORI Fee For Plan Years Ending Before October 1, 2021

December 3, 2020
The IRS has released Notice 2020-84, which sets the applicable PCORI fee for plan years ending between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 at $2.66 per covered life. As a reminder, the PCORI was established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to conduct research to evaluate the... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Lighthouse Group

December 2, 2020
Latest Acquisition Marks Firm’s Expansion into Michigan Alera Group, a leading insurance firm, has acquired Lighthouse Group, effective December 1, 2020. With eight locations throughout Michigan, Lighthouse Group is a Midwest leader in employee benefits and property & casualty... 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 »