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Alera Group Acquires Benefit Commerce Group

Alera Group, an independent national insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, today announced its acquisition of Benefit Commerce Group, an award-winning, results-driven employee benefits consulting firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Benefit Commerce Group has had strong growth over the... Read more »

Tackling Obesity in the Workplace

Employers can help control their health care coverage costs and improve employees’ care by addressing a key lifestyle risk — obesity. Obesity is a sensitive topic, but is one that must be addressed. “The State of Obesity 2018 Report,” collaboration by Trust for... Read more »

Alera Group Acquires Comprehensive Benefit Administrators

Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Comprehensive Benefit Administrators (CBA), effective August 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CBA, located in Norwell, Massachusetts, creates benefits programs that are focused on exceeding... Read more »

A Plan Sponsor’s Cyber Security Responsibilities

Cybersecurity insurance can help protect you and your workers’ health and retirement benefit plans. Group health and retirement benefit plan administrators keep personal information such as social security numbers, dates of birth and email addresses in electronic records. Employees could... Read more »

IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Rev. Proc. 2019-29, which contains the inflation adjusted amounts for 2020 used to determine whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility... Read more »

Choosing a Vision Insurance Plan Your Employees Will Value

A good, quality vision plan is a valuable asset for your employees. The National Eye Institute reports that 66 percent of adults need vision correction. Health care providers say that routine eye exams are essential for preserving vision and safeguarding eye health. Vision insurance and vision... Read more »

Alera Group Acquires Landmark Benefits, Inc.

Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced  its acquisition of Landmark Benefits, Inc. (Landmark), effective July 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Landmark, located in Windham, New Hampshire, is an employee benefits broker providing comprehensive... Read more »

The Lure of Workplace Flexibility

The concept of a flexible workplace is based on the idea that it’s possible to work harder and smarter away from the office or during a shorter workweek. The question most employers have is, “Will it work?”   Supporters say the benefits of a flexible workplace... Read more »

10 Tips for Your Hurricane Insurance Claim

Natural disasters—particularly hurricanes—can be extremely stressful to navigate, both throughout the storm itself and then following the event. After the wind has subsided and the rain has stopped, you’ll need begin the process of reporting your claim to your insurance agent... Read more »

Alera Group Acquires Austin & Co., Inc.

Deerfield, IL -- Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Austin & Co., Inc. (Austin & Co.), effective July 1, 2019. The firm expands Alera Group’s employee benefits and property & casualty expertise. Terms of the transaction were not... Read more »