Our Areas of Expertise

Employee Benefits

Capabilities include cost containment and plan design, benefits administration, compliance, employee communication, benefits technology and vendor management.

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Risk Management

Capabilities include property and casualty insurance, corporate and individual risk management, environmental liability expertise and M&A services.

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Wealth Management

Capabilities include financial planning, retirement planning, investment advice, personal insurance, estate planning and brokerage services.

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Recent Updates From Alera Group

News

Alera Group Acquires Bailey & Company
Latest Acquisition Expands Employee Benefits Expertise

December 12, 2018
DEERFIELD, IL (December 12, 2018) — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced that it has acquired Bailey & Company Benefits Group, a prominent employee benefits firm in Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bailey... Read More

IRS Extends Deadline for
Furnishing Form 1095

November 29, 2018
This alert is of interest to Applicable Large Employers (employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees) and employers of any size with self-insured plans. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2018-94, extending the deadline for furnishing 2018 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C... Read More

Alera Group Acquires Three New Firms

November 26, 2018
New Acquisitions Expand Benefits and Risk Management Expertise DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired four new firms: CRISP Insurance Advisors, Lively Insurance and Loretz Insurance,... Read More

Insights

Does Sick Pay do What it’s Supposed to do? The Case For and Against

December 11, 2018
Studies show sick pay can reduce the spread of disease in the workplace, but also increase absenteeism. Sick leave allows employees to take a set amount of paid time off when they’re ill. It’s a coveted employee benefit, but some observers wonder if it encourages absenteeism, while others... Read More

How to Keep Employees Safe While Traveling

December 4, 2018
Americans took more than 462 million business trips in 2017, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Most trips are 250 miles or less away from home. But even those trips create risk exposures. State laws govern workers’ compensation coverage. Although most policies limit coverage to... Read More

What’s In and Out with Benefit Programs

November 30, 2018
When you offer benefits to your employees, you want to provide the type of benefits that will attract and keep valued employees.  However, benefits that once were popular can become less desirable. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Forbes magazine conducted surveys to determine... Read More

Events

19 Dec End Of Year
Compliance Update
@ 11:00 am CST
Join Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. for the final webinar of our 2018 Educational Webinar Series as he provides and overview of all things compliance in 2018, along with a look at what to expect in 2019.... More Info
9 Jan
Overview of ACA
Reporting Requirements
@ 11:00 am CST
In this webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of ACA reporting requirements that are applicable for both large... More Info
23 Jan
Marketing ROI:
What’s Your Strategy?
@ 11:00 am CST
Join Glenn Smith of World Synergy for a special marketing strategy webinar that will help you in Identifying your customer,... More Info
6 Feb
HIPAA Privacy &
Security Overview
@ 11:00 am CST
Join Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. for an overview of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules. During this webinar Stacy will review the... More Info

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