Seattle, WA

    About Us

    TRUEbenefits is embracing our Alera Group brand to reflect our national capabilities, industry expertise and expanded resources in all areas of our business.

    In 2017, TRUEbenefits and 23 firms across the nation joined to form Alera Group. Six years later, we are 180 firms strong, working together to leverage powerful relationships, industry experience and resources with the goal of supporting our clients’ business strategies and elevating the experience of working with us. By embracing our new branding of Alera Group, we will continue to bring our clients a personalized set of solutions while reflecting our expanded capabilities. What remains consistent is holding our clients at the core of our business.

    We are excited about this next step in our evolution as we continue to build a great company with clients at our center. Through collaboration and teamwork, we will continue to offer you the resources of a national firm along with the personalized experience of a local partner.

    As Alera Group, we are stronger together!

    Beyond Benefits as Usual

    We ask questions you haven’t heard before. Digging deeper gives us the understanding to customize cost-effective solutions that advance our clients’ business goals, see them through times of rapid change, and help recruit and retain the best people in their industries. Our clients know they can count on us for total transparency and an independent point of view. Our firm attracts passionate, industry-experienced people who value the time we give them to go above and beyond for our clients. It’s not enough to be reactive around renewal time. Together, we bring the strategic thinking, attention to detail and proactive perspective that employee benefits need all year round.

    By delivering measurable results and client satisfaction, we have earned a Net Promoter Score of 88 —much higher than those of leading Fortune 500 companies. Most important, it earns our clients’ confidence that they’re getting higher value from every benefit dollar.

    Meet Our Team

    Meet our Team

    Aanya Lee

    Senior Lead Consultant
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    Aanya Lee, Sr. Lead Consultant, has been thoughtful and strategic in working with employers in their ability to prioritize their most important resource, their human capital. She has over 15 years of experience working with employers of all sizes and industries to manage their health and benefits. She relies heavily on her foundation of finance, to strategically consult clients to manage their most important assets, (their people).  Her hands-on strategic approach to consulting paired with years of pharmacy and finance experience allow her to design best in class benefit strategies for employers, while ensuring members are never overlooked. Aanya joined Alera Group in 2019. When not strategizing, Aanya enjoys planning her next family vacation, baking and cheering on her daughters academic and athletic endeavors.

    Ann-Marie Clarke

    Senior Consultant
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    Ann-Marie Clarke, Sr. Consultant, comes to Alera Group with 14 years of experience in the overall management of employee benefits plans, Nationally, Internationally and within the Pacific Northwest. Her focus over the last five years has been working with employers to develop strategies in cost management while maintaining industry competitive benefits programs in our ever-changing environment. Her passion for bringing vision of geographic market trends, industry specific design options and ideas for increased member engagement fuels her goal in maintaining client spend, providing an added layer for Human Resources teams, and educating members in consumerism. Ann-Marie takes pride in her best-in-class client service and believes the broker/client relationship is a true partnership. Her other passions include running and core strengthening, hiking, lots of time with her spouse, three children and two Bernese Mountain dogs, and wine tastings in Woodinville.

    Aaron Millman

    Client Service Team Supervisor
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    Aaron Millman, Client Service Team Supervisor and Senior Lead Client Manager has worked in account management of large employer groups for over 15 years. His passion is in employee education and engagement through creative employee communications. He supervises the Client Service team in addition to working directly with his clients. He strives to help employers provide high-quality benefits programs for their employees with effective and innovative plan designs that match their needs. Aaron joined the Alera Group team in early 2018. He has a BA from the University of Washington, and he volunteers with the American Red Cross and Food Lifeline. When not working or working out, Aaron spends time renovating houses, playing favorites with his nieces & nephews, traveling, or spending time with his adorable (but grumpy) rescue cocker spaniel.

    Kris Elshaug

    Client Manager
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    Kris Elshaug, Client Manager, has enjoyed 30 years in the health insurance industry.  She has worked with individual clients and Medicare beneficiaries, as well self-funded, level-funded and fully insured groups of all sizes.  Kris considers compliance to be an integral part of the health and welfare plan and is passionate about assisting her clients satisfy these requirements.  She is committed to building and maintaining client and employer relationships through genuine communication and outstanding customer service.   Kris spends her free time with family and friends, watching Marines games and traveling.

    EXPERT EDUCATION

    Events and Webinars

    Employee Benefits

    2024 Employee Benefits Symposium

    Join us (in person) as we bring together top experts covering key healthcare trends, population health management, pharmacy and more. Enjoy a great breakfast while you gain valuable takeaways for your organization.

    April 16, 2024 at 08:30 am CT | Glenview IL

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    2024 Employee Benefits Symposium

    Employee Benefits

    Finding, Using and Transitioning Out of a PEO

    Your company is small, and limited resources make it difficult to manage a robust benefits program. Time to explore outside support from a professional employer organization (PEO). But where to begin?

    April 18, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Employee Benefits

    Supporting Women’s Health Month: Trending Employee Benefits

    In this session, we’ll talk about how employers are helping female employees and dependents be their best through every phase of life: From fertility, maternal care and parenting to peri/menopause, caregiving and mental health. 

    May 16, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Quote from Client

    "We’ve had the pleasure of working with TRUEbenefits over the last decade. They have provided a unique service to us by customizing their approach as they work with us and our partners. As a private federally funded non-profit organization, understanding our needs, culture, and long-term strategic plan has made TRUEbenefits an exceptional partner."
    Client

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    “I have had the pleasure of working with TRUEbenefits since 2015 and since that time, they have brought our team and our employees exceptional service, year-over-year, in the areas of rate negotiations, employee support/advocacy, benefits open enrollment, and account management. I highly recommend TRUEbenefits; I cannot imagine managing employee benefits without their partnership and hard work to help us achieve our benefit goals every step of the way.”
    Client

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    “I’ve used TRUEbenefits to do most of the work for us. I use TRUE because they are not only a vendor, but an extension of our business. The TRUEbenefits team has gone out of their way to make sure everything runs smoothly. I absolutely do recommend them.”
    Client

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    “The TRUEbenefits team helps us each year to get the very best benefit package at the lowest cost and keeps us up to date on all compliance issues – we couldn’t do it without them. The customer service they provide to our employees and to the HR team is unsurpassed!”
    Client

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    "The TRUEbenefits team has a unique approach to consulting – they truly care about their clients! The personable, proactive partnership that we have with our TRUEbenefits team invites collaboration and problem solving, which are two areas that have been high on our list as we’ve dealt with the complexities that the pandemic threw at us while navigating ever-evolving legal requirements. Our TRUEbenefits team is only an email or phone call away, and they respond quickly with meaningful information and action, which means the world to us. If you are ready to work with consultants that are ethical, intelligent, and fun, we highly recommend TRUEbenefits.”
    Client

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    “We have partnered with Brent Schlosstein and his team for over 20 years. The service we receive from TRUEbenefits is second to none. They are always available to assist us and have helped improve our employee benefit program each and every year. TRUEbenefits is very budget conscious, and they are experts at finding the best possible plan for us at an affordable price. We rely on TRUEbenefits to keep us updated on benefit trends and regulatory compliance as they are specialists in this area. When asked who our benefits broker is, I can truly say I am proud to be associated with the team at TRUEbenefits.”
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    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Insights

    Employee Benefits

    Webinar: The Ins and Outs of PEOs

    Providing employees with a robust benefits program is vital to attracting and retaining staff while growing an organization, but many small and medium-sized businesses lack the resources and time necessary to manage such a program. Professional employer organizations (PEOs) offer a solution. Alera Group's April 15 webinar, "Finding, Using and Transitioning Out of a PEO" will address the basics and help you strategize.

    April 4, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Show Why Your Voluntary Benefit Offerings Make You an Employer of Choice

    If you’re a business owner or benefits manager seeking to optimize your employee benefits offerings, you won’t want to miss Alera Group’s March 21 Engage webinar, "How Voluntary Benefits Inspire Employee Loyalty." During the one-hour session, our panel of Alera Group experts will discuss how voluntary benefits serve employers as well as employees, enabling employers to show they recognize the varied needs of their workforce by providing supplementary offerings in a cost-effective manner.

    March 5, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Webinar: Weight-Loss Drugs and Group Health Plans | Alera Group

    Rising pharmacy costs are among the chief drivers of healthcare expenses for employers and employees, thanks largely to a surge in use of drugs you’ve seen advertised in those ubiquitous commercials. Given the cost of such drugs and their mixed record of success, employers and employees should exercise caution.

    February 6, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Employers, Employees and Job-Flexibility Tradeoffs

    Faced with one of contemporary business’s most prominent dilemmas – allow work from home or insist on return to work? – employers and employees alike must come to terms with an axiom: Life is a series of tradeoffs. Join us on Thursday, January 18, for "The Value of Flexible Work: Alera Group’s Tradeoff Study."

    January 11, 2024

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