Boat Insurance: Uncertain Waters for Vessel Owners

April 29, 2021
Unless your vessel is small, slow and inexpensive, whether you should purchase Boat Insurance is not subject of debate. You should. While most states don’t require insurance for watercraft, many marinas do, and if you’re financing the purchase of a boat, your bank will definitely... Find out more »

Whitney Floyd Joins Alera Group as Vice President of Sales, Northeast

Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth management firm, has appointed Whitney Floyd as Vice President of Sales, Northeast. Reporting to Vice President of Sales Development, Jim Wochele, Floyd will lead all sales initiatives in the Northeast region working directly with twelve... Find out more »

What OSHA Changes Mean to Businesses

April 27, 2021
For more than a year, American businesses have operated — or ceased to operate — amid the COVID-19 pandemic with no Emergency Temporary Standard from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That, it appears, is about to change, and the consequences for non-compliant... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Duryea Agency

Alera Group, a leading financial services and risk management company, today announced the acquisition of Duryea Agency, an insurance agency providing personal insurance and business insurance for clients across New Jersey and beyond. “Alera Group combines local service with national scope,... Find out more »

Wellbeing Insights: Top Documentaries, Keys to Hybrid Work Success and More

April 26, 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 »

Mini COBRA Quick Facts

April 23, 2021
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), employers now have some work to do as it pertains to COBRA and the new subsidies under the ARPA. ARPA created a COBRA subsidy from April 1 of 2021 to September 30 of 2021, paid by the employer or carrier, for 100% of the COBRA premium for... Find out more »

Weddings and Special Event Insurance: Peace of Mind Before the Big Day

April 22, 2021
Like thousands of other couples who had planned to get married in 2020, my fiancée and I postponed our wedding — in our case, rescheduling for August 2021. Given vaccination rates in general and among our friends and family in particular, we’re confident that COVID-19 will not prevent us... Find out more »

Cannabis Insurance: Growing Pains in a Growth Industry

April 20, 2021
In announcing a licensing agreement with retailers in Illinois and Massachusetts earlier this month, California-based Lowell Farms, Inc. touted itself as a “vertically-integrated cannabis company with advanced production capabilities including cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, brand sales,... Find out more »

Vacant Commercial Property Insurance Exclusions and How to Restore Coverage

April 16, 2021
While the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders enacted throughout the nation last spring are now parts of our pandemic past, many businesses remain closed — some hoping to reopen, others having closed their doors for good. Owners and tenants of buildings that are unoccupied or lacking sufficient... Find out more »

Meeting at the Intersection of Technology and Employee Benefits

April 14, 2021
Even as the nation and the world continue to struggle with COVID-19, the post-pandemic American world of work is taking shape. Two characteristics already appear clearly defined: A largely remote workforce, advances in data analytics and changing client expectations have accelerated... Find out more »