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

    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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    Collaborative Conversations: 2025 - What to Expect and What You Need to Know

    Save the date for a conversation in September where we will discuss the impending PLO changes by BOLI and the Employment Department, their impacts, and other critical considerations.

    September 12, 2024 at 08:30 am PT | Virtual

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    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Insights

    Property and Casualty

    Why a Crop Insurance Broker Is an Essential Partner for Agricultural Producers

    In a volatile environment for agriculture business, a thorough, customized program of risk management and property and casualty insurance ― including Crop Insurance ― is essential. And for that, farmers, ranchers and other growers need to work with a certified Crop Insurance broker.

    July 16, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Today’s Special: Resilience as Restaurants Navigate Tough Insurance Market

    At a time when the National Restaurant Association projects sales topping $1 trillion for the first time ever this year, the future for businesses in this notoriously risky industry nevertheless seems more precarious than ever. In this business climate, robust risk management and an expertly designed insurance program couldn't be more important.

    July 9, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Benefits Benchmarking Webinar: What To Do With the Data

    If you’re designing your company’s employee benefits program, you want to know what your peers and competitors are offering. Employee retention and talent acquisition are largely dependent on whether you offer a benefits package that meets or exceeds the standards of your industry, location and company size while managing costs in an increasingly expensive market for healthcare and pharmaceuticals. That’s why Alera Group places a high priority on using benchmarking data and analysis to inform and otherwise serve our clients.

    July 1, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Surety: Market Stable for Time-Proven Protection

    Surety bonds not only help prequalify contractors — saving valuable project time and money — but also help ensure superior performance compared to construction projects without bonds.

    June 26, 2024

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