Greenville, SC

    About Us

    Forum was founded in Greenville, SC in 1999 as Palmetto Benefit Management, an independently owned insurance agency specializing in employee benefit planning and administration. In January of 2017, Forum joined 23 other entrepreneurial insurance and financial services companies across the United States to form Alera Group, an employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm with approximately $1.3 Billion in annual revenue. Alera Group has grown to over 5,000 employees in over 220 local offices and is now one of top 10 independent brokerage firm in the US.  

    As a local office partner for Alera Group, we bring national resources such as Legal & Compliance, Actuarial & Reinsurance, Captives, Data Analytics & Benchmarking, HR Administration & Technology, and Wellness & Total Health Management to our local clients.  In January 2024, Forum rebranded to Alera Group to capitalize on our commitment to Collaboration.

    Meet Our Team

    Resources

    Employee Navigator (Benefit Administration System) access link.

    Contact your Client Service Advocate (CSA) access link

    EXPERT EDUCATION

    Events and Webinars

    Employee Benefits

    [Alera Engage] Benchmarking for the Win: How Does Your Benefits Program Rate?

    Ask our clients about the No.1 tool that helps them develop an impactful benefits program, and they'll tell you is benchmarking.

    July 18, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Employee Benefits

    Driving Communications and Engagement: Open Enrollment

    Our experts will walk you through a strategic planning process to make sure you’re sharing in a way that not only drives employee awareness and engagement but also reaches your workforce across platforms with what they need to know about choosing the right benefits for them and their families. 

    August 15, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Alera Engage - Webinar

    Employee Benefits

    Q3 Compliance Update

    Alera Group's quarterly employee benefits compliance roundup will help you stay current on the latest national regulatory developments impacting employers.

    September 3, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Insights

    Employee Benefits

    How To Lower Healthcare Costs While Improving Benefit Offerings

    Join us on June 20 for a one-hour webinar designed to help you eliminate wasteful healthcare spending while providing your employees with benefits that attract and retain talent. We’ll take you through our three-step solution.

    June 11, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Legal Alert: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2024

    Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2024, deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) via Form 720, which was recently updated and released by the IRS.

    June 7, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Legal Alert: CMS Redesigns the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program Beginning in 2025

    As a result of the changes to Medicare Part D under §11201 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, on April 1, 2024, CMS released Final Redesign Program Instructions (“Final Program Instructions”) for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, which are effective starting in 2025.

    May 30, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Legal Alert: HIPAA Privacy Rules Amended to Require Protection of Reproductive Healthcare Information

    On April 26, 2024, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a Final Rule amending the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

    May 15, 2024

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