The Honest Truth About Employee Dishonesty

March 29, 2019
One in every 35 employees was apprehended for theft from their employer in 2017, according to the 30th Annual Retail Theft Survey, down from 27 in 2016. 40,286 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2017, down four percent from 2016. While these are improvements from the previous year, employee... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Phalanx Healthcare Solutions, LLC

March 27, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Phalanx Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Phalanx), effective March 1, 2019. Located in New York City, Phalanx is a leading insurance and reinsurance broker of medical malpractice insurance for... Find out more »

Millennials – Changing the Health Care Landscape

Studies show that millennials are not interested in having a primary care doctor. They are looking to the Internet, urgent care and employers to help with their health care needs. Millennials are the 83 million Americans born from 1981 to 1996 and who are now 23 to 38. The U.S. Census Bureau... Find out more »

7 Ways to Improve Company Driver Safety

March 22, 2019
If you have trucks to provide service offsite or to deliver products, you probably either have dedicated drivers or at least many of your employees spend a substantial amount of their time on the road. Here are seven tips for improving safety and reducing costs: 1  Make sure your drivers have... Find out more »

How Does Green Construction Affect Insurance Costs?

March 15, 2019
In the next three years, developers expect 60 percent of their projects will be green.  The market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and demand for green building activity is poised to grow substantially – to double in some regions, according to a... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires TriSure Corporation

March 14, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced that it has acquired TriSure Corporation (TriSure), effective March 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Established in 1999, TriSure is a leading risk management firm based in Raleigh, North... Find out more »

How to Determine Whether Your Voluntary Plans Fall Under Safe Harbor

March 12, 2019
Don’t assume you’re in compliance with the Voluntary Plans Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) safe harbor rules just because you don’t contribute to the cost of your employees’ voluntary benefits. ComplianceBug, LLC, a provider of online risk assessment and... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Dohrmann Insurance Agency, Inc.

DEERFIELD, IL  — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced that it has acquired Dohrmann Insurance Agency, Inc. (Dohrmann), effective March 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Founded in 1868, Dohrmann Insurance Agency is located in... Find out more »

Medical Trends That Will Affect Your Pocketbook

March 1, 2019
You don’t need a crystal ball to know that health care costs will continue to climb. According to PwC’s Health Research Institute, growth fluctuated between five and a half and seven percent the past five years and is expected to increase six percent this year. The good news is that... Find out more »