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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Property & Casualty

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


Alera Group Appoints Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Oct 09, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL—Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property & casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, is excited to announce that Sally Prather has recently been appointed as its national Employee Benefits Practice Leader. Prather’s responsibilities will include the... Read More

Alera Group Acquires Makro Enterprises

Sep 12, 2019
Local firm joins Alera Group through GLB Insurance Alera Group, an independent national insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, today announced that it has acquired Makro Enterprises (Makro), effective September 1, 2019. Makro will join Alera Group through local firm GLB... Read More

Departments Adopt Non-Enforcement Policy on Drug Manufacturer Coupons

Aug 27, 2019
On August 26, 2019, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury released an FAQ that provides guidance to employers, plan sponsors and health insurance issuers regarding a recent HHS regulation that could be read to require group health plans to treat prescription... Read More


Is My Personal Drone Covered?

Oct 14, 2019
Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for hobby and recreational use. Drones can be costly to replace and expose you to liability risk.  It is important to know the guidelines for operation and where your coverage may lie in your personal insurance policies. A drone is... Read More

Health Insurance Captives: Avoid The Hassle Of Yearly Shopping

Oct 14, 2019
Health insurance captives offer a long term solution to shopping your health insurance every single year. Captive health insurance programs provide the stability and flexibility that large employer’s experience, down to small and mid-size employers with 25 to 1,000 enrolled members.  They... Read More

Federal Emphasis Programs And You- Region 3

Oct 14, 2019
Each year Federal OSHA issues National Emphasis Programs (NEPs), which cover all of the Federal OSHA-mandated States in the United States. Recent NEP’s have included focus on: Trenching and Excavation (2018) Combustible Dust (2008) Amputation (2015) In addition to NEP’s, each... Read More


23 Oct Plan Performance
@ 11:00 am CDT
Newer analytic techniques (based on “big data” analysis in other industries) are being implemented in the health and medical benefits spaces.  These techniques have the potential to... More Info
30 Oct
Q3 2019
Market Review
@ 11:00 am CDT
Each Quarter, Robert Janson, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, will provide an in-depth analysis of the key drivers... More Info
13 Nov
HR Technology
@ 11:00 am CDT
During this webinar Josh Hoover helps attendees become more familiar with the different trends in HR Technology and how to best... More Info
20 Nov
HR for
@ 11:00 am CDT
Join Bobbi Kloss for a special webinar on HR for 2020. Bobbi’s webinar provides insight in developing a culture to attract... More Info

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