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


REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2019

May 20, 2019
Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2019 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as... Read More

Alera Group Acquires HighRidge Insurance Services

May 14, 2019
Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of HighRidge Insurance Services (HighRidge), effective May 1, 2019. HighRidge, located in Westlake Village, California, provides employee benefits services to clients throughout the state. With an emphasis in... Read More

Alera Group Acquires ARMS Insurance Group

May 09, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of ARMS Insurance Group (ARMS), effective May 1, 2019. ARMS, a General Agency headquartered in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has served insurance brokers throughout western Pennsylvania and the... Read More


How Workers’ Compensation Claims Reserves Are Set

May 06, 2019
It’s in your interest to make sure reserves are set as accurately as possible. When a workers’ compensation claim is filed with an insurance company or third-party administrator, the claims professional will try to establish the eventual cost to pay all expenses related to the claim.... Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Emerging Telehealth Trend

May 06, 2019
Telehealth/telemedicine is being touted as a great innovation — the ability to talk to a provider any time of the day from home for little or no cost. There are advantages and disadvantages. If you sponsor a health care coverage plan for your employees, you might have considered the... Read More

Unlimited Vacation – Good Idea? or Too Many Headaches?

Apr 25, 2019
Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation time? Here are a few advantages, as well as pitfalls. Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation? Employees like it because they gain more time to relax and can come back to the office refreshed and ready to work. Employers, like you, can benefit,... Read More


22 May Medical Costs:
Drivers & Interventions
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New research has identified diagnoses and treatments that have the most important impact on cost and forward risk. Understanding these cost/risk drivers will allow plan sponsors to focus on... More Info
25 May
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10 Jun
6 Ways to Refresh
Your Wellness Program
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Are you looking for ideas to bring life and energy into your wellness program? Have you been feeling “stuck” and... More Info
12 Jun
ACA Update: What's
New with the ACA
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In this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance, provides an overview of the Affordable... More Info

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