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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    EXPERT EDUCATION

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    Employee Benefits

    Q2 Compliance Update

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

    June 4, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    Employee Benefits

    Optimize Your Benefits: A Three-Pronged Approach

    Want to lower healthcare costs and enrich your benefits program at the same time? If so, this webinar is for you.

    June 20, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    [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 02:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Insights

    Property and Casualty

    Litigation Necessitating a Layered Approach to Professional Liability Insurance

    Professionals face heightened exposure due to increased litigation, much of it fueled by third-party financing and resulting in so-called nuclear verdicts. The increase in both frequency and severity of losses underscores the importance of securing comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance with sufficient limits, a solution that may require one or more excess layers on top of the underlying coverage.

    May 21, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Perfect Storm Hitting Personal Lines of Insurance

    A convergence of disruptive forces is hitting the market for personal lines of insurance in 2024, making it extremely challenging for insurers to provide coverage personal property and casualty (P&C) coverage, particularly Home and Auto Insurance.

    May 14, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Affordable Housing Providers Hardest-Hit in Insurance Market for Nonprofits

    Adding to significant challenges including labor shortages and reduced funding, nonprofit organizations are experiencing increasing difficulty in securing adequate property and casualty insurance. Premiums are increasing, deductibles are escalating, and the number of carriers willing to engage with nonprofits continues to shrink. These challenges underscore the importance of partnering with an experienced insurance broker who specializes in serving nonprofit organizations.

    May 7, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    The importance of women’s health concerns in employee benefits design

    Women’s Health Month 2024 coincides with jarring controversy and growing concern over challenges and inequities regarding women’s health in general and one area in particular: maternal health. Alera Group's May 16 webinar will focus on how employer can offer solutions through their employee benefits program.

    May 1, 2024

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