How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

June 5, 2019
Death from an accidental opioid overdose has become one of the top five causes of death in recent years. The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid addiction. The National Safety Council released a report that a person born in 2017 has a greater chance of dying from an accidental... Find out more »

Preparing for a Workers’ Compensation Premium Audit

May 29, 2019
Your workers’ compensation policy might include a provision that allows your insurer to conduct a workers’ compensation premium audit. The results of the audit will affect your premiums, so it benefits you to be prepared! Your workers’ compensation premiums depend on two factors: your... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires ARMS Insurance Group

May 9, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of ARMS Insurance Group (ARMS), effective May 1, 2019. ARMS, a General Agency headquartered in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has served insurance brokers throughout western Pennsylvania and the... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Shepler & Fear General Agency, Inc.

May 8, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Shepler & Fear General Agency (SFGA), effective May 1, 2019. Founded in 2009, SFGA is a premier general agency located in Roseville, California. The firm specializes in large group, small... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Shomer Insurance Agency

May 7, 2019
Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Shomer Insurance Agency, Inc (Shomer), effective May 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Located in Los Angeles, California, Shomer offers insurance and risk management programs to clients... Find out more »

How Workers’ Compensation Claims Reserves Are Set

May 6, 2019
It’s in your interest to make sure reserves are set as accurately as possible. When a workers’ compensation claim is filed with an insurance company or third-party administrator, the claims professional will try to establish the eventual cost to pay all expenses related to the claim.... Find out more »

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Emerging Telehealth Trend

Telehealth/telemedicine is being touted as a great innovation — the ability to talk to a provider any time of the day from home for little or no cost. There are advantages and disadvantages. If you sponsor a health care coverage plan for your employees, you might have considered the... Find out more »

Unlimited Vacation – Good Idea? or Too Many Headaches?

April 25, 2019
Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation time? Here are a few advantages, as well as pitfalls. Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation? Employees like it because they gain more time to relax and can come back to the office refreshed and ready to work. Employers, like you, can benefit,... Find out more »

How Employer-Sponsored Dental Insurance Supports Employees’ Overall Health

April 12, 2019
Employer-sponsored dental insurance can play an integral part in your employees’ health. Regular dental exams detect issues before they become big problems. Dentists gain insight into patients’ overall health by looking at the health of the mouth, teeth and gums. In addition, dental... Find out more »

Legal Alert: CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2020

April 10, 2019
Alert Summary from Danielle Capilla Continuing its trend for the sixth year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended transitional relief to “grandmothered” health plans. Grandmothered plans are non-grandfathered plans in the small group and individual market, that... Find out more »