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Wave of the Future: Value-Based Care

The practice of insurers paying fee for services to physicians and hospitals is going the way of the dinosaurs. Look for value-based care to replace the current payment model. With the fee for service approach, insurers pay medical providers based on the amount of health care services they... Read more »

HSAs – Good for More Than Just Paying Medical Expenses

Your employees can enjoy the benefit of paying their long-term-care insurance premiums tax-free — if you offer a Health Savings Account (HSA). Funded with employees’ pre-tax dollars, HSAs are not subject to taxes when withdrawn for qualified medical expenses. Employers can only... Read more »

New Ways to Keep Health Care Benefit Costs Down

After salaries, Health care benefits are an employer’s largest employee-related expense, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A 2016 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) pegged the annual cost in 2016 at $8,669 for each employee. At the same time, employers... Read more »

Alera Group Expands P&C Platform with Alliance Acquisition

DEERFIELD, IL (July 10, 2018) — Alera Group announced it has acquired a controlling interest in The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (“The Alliance”), effective July 1. The Alliance provides support to 10 firms in Pennsylvania, including three firms that were previously... Read more »

Get Your Boat Covered This Summer

Enjoying the end of a holiday week with a day on the water? Renters beware! The weather is beautiful, the family is excited, and you’re off for a day on the water. At the local marina, you sign up for a day’s rental, fill out the rental agreement, waiver forms, and they copy... Read more »

Get Curious: A Simple Question to Ask Your Employees

Rachel Druckenmiller, MS – Director of Wellbeing How do we engage our employees? This is a question I hear on a weekly basis. With employee disengagement hovering around 70%, it's not surprising that this question keeps coming up year after year. Often, we expect a... Read more »

Alera Group Acquires Second Nevada Firm

DEERFIELD, IL (June 25, 2018) — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Menath Insurance. Terms of the transactions were not announced. Menath Insurance, headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada,... Read more »

Alera Group Expands Southwestern Presence by Adding Nevada Firm

DEERFIELD, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Kaercher Insurance, which includes Kaercher Campbell, Kaercher Insurance Agency and Sundance Insurance. Terms of the... Read more »