Compliance Matters: COBRA Offered to Spouse When Employee Elects Medicare

December 29, 2020
Don't miss our weekly blog series, Compliance Matters! In the blog below, you'll learn more about the COBRA Offered to Spouse When an Employee Elects Medicare. To download this article, click here.  Myth: When an employee (who works for an employer with more... Find out more »

Vaccine Mandates and Employment Practices Liability

December 23, 2020
With front-line healthcare workers already receiving COVID-19 vaccines, plans in place for successive phases of vaccination, and organizations of all kinds hoping for a mid- to late-spring return to normalcy, employers everywhere are asking the same questions: Should my organization mandate... Find out more »

Compliance Matters: Before You Start Celebrating the End of 2020 Too Much…

December 21, 2020
Thanks for tuning back into our compliance blog series called Compliance Matters! We wish you all a wonderful end to 2020 and hope you will make use of this guide. Download this article. New Year's Eve is almost here and everyone is ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus for Employers Right Now: Parts 5 and 6

December 17, 2020
Thanks for tuning back in as we share our most noteworthy reflections around how priorities have changed for folks in this industry. We hope you caught parts 1-2 and 3-4. After over six months of combatting COVID-19, we have figured a lot out, but questions remain. Here we are with numbers... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Lockdown Lessons, Family Zooms and More!

December 14, 2020
The Alera Group Wellbeing team wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season as we approach the end of 2021. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team.  Of note, there... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus For Employers Right Now: Parts 3 and 4

We are back with more industry food for thought. We hope you caught #s 1 and 2, telework and workplace safety here. We are continuing on with more unique challenges HR, benefits and absence management professionals are still facing in light of the pandemic. 3. Mental and Behavioral... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus for Employers Right Now: Parts 1 and 2

December 7, 2020
2020 has been a crazy year, and guess what? It’s not over yet. While we are still dealing with unusual circumstances and different challenges, we have all, to some degree, learned to roll with the punches over the last six months or so. But as we all devised solutions for issues we did... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Self-Care for HR Professionals, Time Confetti and More!

Happy December! If you are looking for 2021 guidance, this week’s Employer Focused Wellbeing section is chock full of great content for the week ahead. Upcoming events cover mental health, family support, substance abuse and financial planning. There’s even a special... Find out more »

4 Steps to Creating Your Wellbeing Program

December 2, 2020
As an employer considers introducing a wellness program to its employees, there are several decisions to consider to ensure that the organization has a sustainable foundation to support any long-term wellbeing initiative. We believe the term “wellbeing” is a more accurate and... Find out more »