As HHS Finalizes Its Updated §1557 Rules, the United States Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects Individuals From Discrimination Due To Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

June 17, 2020
On June 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released its Final Rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which, among other things, modifies the regulation issued by HHS in May 2016 (“2016 Rules”).  The 2016 Rules were subject to... Find out more »

Legal Alert: IRS Releases Updated Form 720 Used For PCORI Fee Payments

June 16, 2020
As we recently reported, on June 8, 2020, the IRS released the applicable PCORI fee for plan years ending between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.  As we indicated in that alert, an updated Form 720 had not yet been released and, therefore, employers were advised to wait to file their... Find out more »

Alera Group Releases Results of COVID-19 Employer Pulse Survey: Phase 2

One-Third of All Employers Furloughed Employees Yet Nearly 85% Plan to Bring Back Workers Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firm, today released the results of the Alera Group COVID-19 Employer Pulse Survey: Phase 2.... Find out more »
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Danielle Capilla Named Among Top 20 Women in Benefit Advising

June 11, 2020
Capilla Included in Employee Benefit Adviser’s Annual Award Danielle Capilla, Employee Benefits Director of Compliance for Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firm, was chosen as one of the Top Women in Benefit Advising... Find out more »
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Sally Prather Named One of Employee Benefit Adviser’s Top Women in Benefit Advising

June 10, 2020
Prather One of Only 20 Women Selected Nationally Sally Prather, Employee Benefits Practice Leader at Alera Group, was named as one of Employee Benefit Adviser’s (EBA) Top Women in Benefit Advising for 2020. As one of only 20 winners selected in the U.S., Prather exemplifies industry expertise,... Find out more »

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2020

June 8, 2020
Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2020 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as... Find out more »