Personal Insurance for College Students

September 28, 2022
Now that college students are settled into housing and fully equipped with all their books and gear for the school year, they should ask themselves a question: Is all this stuff insured? Insurance for college students depends on a number of variables, including: Whether they’re living on... Find out more »

Health Plan Tools: Assess Your Investment

September 20, 2022
Widely provided as features of an employee benefits program, tools for finding healthcare providers and managing costs promise value to employers as well as employees. That’s why they’re so common – offered by 80% of all businesses that participated in the 2022 Alera Group... Find out more »

Health Advocacy: Employee Benefit Solution to a Widespread Need

September 14, 2022
For patients undergoing bariatric surgery, the actual operation is just one part of a multi-step process. At California’s famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, for example, the process includes nine steps — from attending a weight loss surgery seminar and consultation at the start of the... Find out more »

Advanced Strategy: Point Solutions as Employee Benefits

September 6, 2022
Imagine a job interview in which a prospective employee asks, “What do you offer for benefits?” and the interviewer replies, “What do you need?” At companies using Advanced Healthcare Strategies and offering point solutions as part of a Total Rewards program, that scenario... Find out more »

CO2 Shortage Underscores Brewers’ Insurance Needs

August 24, 2022
Prior to 2022, the term “craft beverage” and “Mississippi” were unlikely to pass the lips of most beer lovers in the same sentence. In a 2019 state-by-state ranking by the online publication The Beer Connoisseur, Mississippi placed dead last for craft brews. More recently,... Find out more »

Trade Credit Insurance: When Your Success Is Tied to an Unfulfilled Promise

August 18, 2022
Major League Baseball’s trade deadline passed last month, with the swapping of longtime fan favorites like Padre-turned-Red Sox Eric Hosmer and emerging superstars such as National-turned-Padre Juan Soto reminding us that professional baseball is very much a business. While some transactions... Find out more »

Accountability in Construction: Contractual Risk Transfer

August 5, 2022
Even the plainest-looking commercial or residential building typically is the product of collaborative efforts by designers and skilled tradespeople — carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, drywallers, roofers and more. To function as a modern, structurally sound and safe edifice, the... Find out more »

HR Resources: Jump Aboard the Benefits Benchmarking Bandwagon

August 3, 2022
“Demographic data and benchmarking should inform your recruitment and retention goals and strategy.” By the time the popular publication BenefitsPRO published those words in the July 15 article “Using data to better understand employees’ benefits priorities,”... Find out more »

The Workers’ Comp Market May Be Overdue for Hardening. Be Prepared.

July 21, 2022
So, here we are, almost three years into the hard market for Property and Casualty Insurance and 2½ years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and Workers’ Compensation continues to defy market gravity while COVID remains, lurking relentlessly as a menacing presence. Is Workers’ Comp due... Find out more »

Helping Nonprofits Solve Insurance, HR Challenges

July 13, 2022
People who work for and direct nonprofit organizations tend to have a can-do attitude — a determination to solve problems that can be solved and mitigate those that can’t. That helps explain how most nonprofits not only survived the first two years of the pandemic but actually managed... Find out more »