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 »

Alera Group Announces New Chief Human Resources Officer

November 2, 2020
HR Veteran Debra Martinez Joins Firm as CHRO Alera Group, a leading insurance and financial services firm, has appointed Debra Martinez as the organization’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective immediately. In this role, Martinez will lead the strategic direction of all... Find out more »

IRS Maintains Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2021, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits

October 27, 2020
On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which maintains the health flexible spending account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit from 2020, which is $2,750, for plan years beginning in 2021. Thus, for health FSAs with a carryover feature,... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Gordon Atlantic Insurance Agency

October 15, 2020
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firm, announced today that it has acquired Gordon Atlantic Insurance Agency, effective October 1, 2020. Located in Norwell, Massachusetts, Gordon Atlantic works with clients throughout the... Find out more »

Alera Group Appoints John Mollica as Vice President, Business Intelligence and Transformation

October 13, 2020
Alera Group today announced that John Mollica has been appointed as Vice President, Business Intelligence and Transformation, effective October 12, 2020. Mollica will be responsible for overseeing Alera Group’s data and analytics strategy across the United States. Mollica is an... Find out more »

IRS Extends Deadline for Furnishing Form 1095-C to Employees, Extends Good-Faith Transition Relief for the Final Time

October 5, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2020-76, which extends the deadline for furnishing 2020 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2021 to March 2, 2021.  The Notice also provides penalty relief for good-faith reporting errors and suspends the requirement to... Find out more »