Legal Alert: President Biden Announces Anticipated End of COVID-19 National and Public Health Emergencies

February 8, 2023
On January 30, 2023, President Biden issued a Statement of Administration Policy announcing his intent to extend the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies (collectively, “COVID-19 emergencies”) set to expire on March 1 and April 11, respectively, until May 11,... Find out more »

Alera Group Accelerates Growth with Appointment of Two Regional Managing Directors

February 1, 2023
Deerfield, IL (February 1, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the appointment of two regional managing directors: Christopher “Chris” Hayes and Richard “Ricky” Levitz. In their new roles, Hayes and Levitz... Find out more »

Alera Group Adds John Hackney Agency

January 26, 2023
Deerfield, IL (January 26, 2023)—Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth management firm, announced today the acquisition of John Hackney Agency, an insurance agency offering home, auto, life and commercial insurance in addition to financial services.... Find out more »

Alera Group Grows with Acquisition of Collective:Choice Insurance Solutions

January 24, 2023
Deerfield, IL (January 24, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of Collective:Choice Insurance Solutions, one of the top five enrolling agencies for Covered California, which offers a free service that connects... Find out more »

Alera Group Wealth EVP Featured as Expert on RIA Growth Strategies

January 19, 2023
Tina Hohman, Executive Vice President and National Practice Leader of Alera Group Wealth Services, is featured in the digital publication Advisor Perspectives, sharing her insights on what growth-oriented registered investment advisors (RIAs) should consider when exploring a sale. In the January... Find out more »

Alera Group Announces Newest Acquisition, Blue Peak Insurance

January 12, 2023
Deerfield, IL (January 12, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of Blue Peak Insurance, a risk management and independent insurance brokerage agency, fully licensed in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Insurance Benefits by Design

January 11, 2023
Deerfield, IL (January 11, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of Insurance Benefits by Design (IBBD), a Colorado-based insurance agency offering customized insurance benefits for employers, individuals and... Find out more »

Legal Alert: CAA, 2023, Eliminates MHPAEA Exemption for Self-Funded Non-Federal Governmental Health Plans

January 10, 2023
On December 29, 2022, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (“CAA, 2023”), into law. The CAA, 2023, which is largely a bipartisan spending bill, sunsets provisions of the Public Health Service Act which permitted large, self-funded, non-federal... Find out more »

Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath Joins Alera Group

January 9, 2023
Deerfield, IL (January 9, 2023) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath, an independent insurance agency offering a full line of employee benefits and property and casualty insurance... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires The Ascent Group

January 4, 2023
Deerfield, IL (January 4, 2023)— Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance, wealth and retirement plan services firm, today announced the acquisition of Virginia Beach-based The Ascent Group and affiliated companies. The acquisition adds significant assets under management to two... Find out more »