About Us

    The Ingroup Associates team was established in 1990 to provide improved flexibility with customized employee benefits and HR technology solutions for our customers. In 2016, Ingroup merged with 23 like-minded, high-performing independent firms across the United States to form Alera Group, the nation’s 14th largest independent insurance agency and the 7th largest privately held benefits firm. This provides us access to resources, technical expertise and best practices of a larger national firm, while maintaining the personal local service employers need. We’ve put together an innovative team of experts to create customized, results-driven strategies for your business. Employers are increasingly faced with rising benefit costs, administrative burdens and compliance liabilities. We have designed our firm to address the specific needs and goals of mid-market companies, and our unparalleled processes leverage market and employer data to make purposeful decisions — leading to better outcomes for our clients. We think a name is part of the building blocks of who you are, and at Ingroup Associates we’re excited to show you what makes us different. Our favorite synonyms for Ingroup are passionate, enthusiastic, and loyal. These are traits that make up our team, and something that sets us apart.

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    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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    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

    Property and Casualty

    Property Insurance Rate Increases Easing for Real Estate Sector

    After six consecutive years of steep Property Insurance rate increases, many organizations in real estate development and property management may finally experience a more palatable renewal.

    June 18, 2024

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    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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