Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s ETS for Private Employers with 100 or More Employees; Upholds CMS’ Interim Final Rule for Healthcare Workers

January 13, 2022
This alert is of interest to all non-healthcare employers with 100+ employees and all health care employers who receive Medicare or Medicaid funding. On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court released its much-anticipated opinions in the ongoing challenges to OSHA’s November 5,... Find out more »

Perry Braun Appointed as Managing Director of Business Consulting at Alera Group

January 12, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced that Perry Braun will join the organization as Managing Director of Business Consulting. In this new role reporting to Alera Group’s Chief Operating Officer, William Corrigan, Braun will counsel Alera... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Agencies Issue FAQs Regarding Coverage of Over the Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

On December 2, 2021, President Biden announced that federal agencies would soon issue guidance regarding the availability of coverage/reimbursement from group health plans and health insurance carriers for individuals who purchase over the counter, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests (“OTC... Find out more »

Peter Caine Joins Alera Group as Executive VP, Operations

January 11, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced that Peter Caine has joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Operations, effective January 3, 2022. In this new role, reporting to Alera Group’s Chief Operating Officer William... Find out more »

2021 Employee Benefit Compliance: Alera Group’s Year in Review  

January 6, 2022
In 2021, a lot happened in the world of compliance. We've broken down the key events from the past year below.  January  On January 7, 2021, the EEOC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Wellness Programs Under the ADA and GINA, addressing the issue of... Find out more »

Compliance Matters: 30-Day Grace Period Election Myth

January 5, 2022
Myth:  Employees may change their pre-tax election if they do so within 30 days of when the election first becomes effective.  Ex: Peanut’s Pro Shop has open enrollment from 11/1-11/15 and benefi ts become effective 1/1. Peanut’s Pro Shop allows employees to make changes... Find out more »

Legal Alert: OSHA ETS Mandate Going to Supreme Court

January 3, 2022
On December 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (6th Circuit) dissolved the stay of OSHA’s November 5, 2021, Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private employers with 100 or more employees issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (5th... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Ashbrook-Clevidence, Inc.

December 22, 2021
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of Ashbrook-Clevidence, Inc., a full-service insurance brokerage providing innovative insurance solutions for a wide range of clients. “We're dedicated to understanding each... Find out more »

Alera Group Bolsters Disability Insurance Capabilities with Acquisition of The D.B.L. Center LTD.

December 21, 2021
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced it has acquired The D.B.L. Center LTD., a wholesale insurance agency specializing in temporary disability insurance and employee benefit plans.   “Our focus at the D.B.L. Center LTD is on... Find out more »

Legal Alert: 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Dissolves 5th Circuit’s Stay of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing; OSHA Plans to Implement Beginning January 10, 2022

December 20, 2021
On December 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (6th Circuit) dissolved the stay of OSHA’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private employers with 100 or more employees issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (5th... Find out more »