President Trump Issues Executive Order Encouraging Transparency in Pricing and Expanding Consumer-Directed Arrangements

June 28, 2019
President Trump Issues Executive Order Encouraging Transparency in Pricing and Expanding Consumer-Directed Arrangements On June 24, 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order intending to develop price and quality transparency initiatives to ensure that healthcare patients can make... Find out more »

Alera Group Selects National Property and Casualty Practice Leader

June 18, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL – Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property & casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, appointed Mark Englert as national Property & Casualty Practice Leader. Englert will be responsible for continuing Alera Group’s path toward building... Find out more »

Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of Low-Cost Health Benefit Plans

June 17, 2019
You want to save money on health care benefits and you’ve heard there are some great alternatives to traditional insurance. But which option is right for your company? CDHP or HDHP? And do you need an HSA, HRA or FSA account? Here’s a quick look at what each plan and account... Find out more »

Cyber Liability Insurance Policies

Due to the lack of actuarial data, it’s been difficult to price cyber liability insurance.  This is one reason Insurers depend so much on evaluating each insured according to its risk management procedures and risk culture. As a result, cyber risk coverages are more customized and,... Find out more »

Final Rule Released on Individual Coverage and Excepted Benefit HRAs

Final Rule Released on Individual Coverage and Excepted Benefit HRAs On June 13, 2019 the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department (the “Departments”) released the final rule concerning health reimbursement arrangements (HRA) for... Find out more »

Two Essential Property Endorsements You Need if You Plan to Rebuild after a Loss

June 14, 2019
Your insurance may cover your losses, but will it be enough to meet new building code requirements if you rebuild? A good insurance program will protect your business property from loss due to fire, theft, vandalism and more. But without certain important coverages, your property coverage could... Find out more »

Is Fitness Tracking for Better Health Worth the Risk of Losing Privacy?

June 13, 2019
Would you require or incentivize your employees to share data from their fitness trackers if it would significantly lower premiums and/or improve their health? In exchange for discounts, many insurance companies now offer interactive policies requiring members to share health data captured... Find out more »

HHS Proposes Revisions to ACA Section 1557 Regulations

June 11, 2019
HHS Proposes Revisions to ACA Section 1557 Regulations At the end of May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to revise regulations previously released under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The HHS goal with the proposed rule is to remove... Find out more »

Nyumbani

June 8, 2019
Nyumbani Children’s Home is a life-saving refuge for AIDS orphans in Kenya. Over 200,000 Kenyan children under the age of 14 are infected with AIDS and an estimated 1.1 million Kenyan children are orphaned due to AIDS. Alera Group: Philadelphia (formerly Pentra) has been a proud supporter... Find out more »

Autism Speaks

Alera Group: Philadelphia (formerly Pentra) supports Autism Speaks. This organization dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy, support, increasing understanding and advancing... Find out more »