For MedMal Insurance, a Return to Pre-COVID Conditions

March 30, 2021
Last year, in the context of an already hardening insurance market, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic left many medical practices in need of premium assistance, and insurers stepped up to provide it through credits, classification changes and deferred payments. This year, we have seen most... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing: Building Remote Teams, Should Kids Go to Summer Camp and More

March 29, 2021
When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources. Feel free to share these... Find out more »

D&O Insurance: Quality Coverage Available if You Know Where to Look

March 25, 2021
Investors in private equity firms typically pay attention to insurance markets, so when one firm recently approached the renewal date on its Fund Management Liability Insurance policy — including Directors and Officers Liability (D&O) coverage — members anticipated a rate hike of... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires E3 Outsource, Launches National Employee Benefits Helpline

March 24, 2021
Acquisition allows for new service to assist employees of clients with all of their benefits needs Alera Group, a leading employee benefits, financial services and risk management company, announced today it has acquired E3 Outsource, an employee benefits management and technology firm. The... Find out more »

Just When You Need It Most: 2021 ERISA Compliance Update

Remember the good old days when ERISA compliance was merely complicated – a complex task that required annual regulatory updates? Yeah, that was great. But we are deep into COVID times now, and the merely complicated has become increasingly complex, with shifting timelines and indefinite... Find out more »

For Professional Liability Insurance, Go with a True Professional

March 23, 2021
Regarding their own careers, professionals in the COVID-19 era generally have responded to the pandemic in one of two ways: Adapting to the evolving landscape by shaping or following their business’ new policies and procedures; or Striking out on their own to work as a consultant... Find out more »

Legal Alert: COBRA Subsidies and COVID-19: Who Gets the Credit?

The United States Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) enables qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides for a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: AAPI Mental Health, Mindfulness Apps and More

March 22, 2021
Career Wellbeing What a Compassionate Email Culture Looks Like – Email culture is broken and fixing it will require a concerted effort. To start, individuals must think bigger than protecting their own inboxes, focusing instead on reducing the collective email traffic of the team as a whole.... Find out more »

Agriculture Opportunity: Value-Priced Cyber Insurance

March 18, 2021
Attention all farmers: Within the agriculture industry, even amid the current hard market for Property and Casualty Insurance, there are relative bargains to be found in Cyber Insurance and Environmental Liability Insurance. While most lines of insurance for farmers are trending against... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Specialized Insurance Services Agency Inc.

Alera Group, a leading national insurance and financial services firm, today announced the acquisition of Specialized Insurance Services Agency Inc. (SISA), an independent insurance agency with a focus on assisting professionals and high-net worth individuals. “Our mission is to prepare people... Find out more »