Reminder: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2022

May 23, 2022
Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2022 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) via Form 720, which was recently updated and released... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires West Michigan Insurance Inc.

May 19, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of West Michigan Insurance Inc., a property & casualty insurance agency based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with office locations in Shelby, Michigan, and Hart, Michigan. Founded in... Find out more »

Monica Evans Joins Alera Group as SVP and Director of Property & Casualty Solutions

May 16, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced Monica Evans has joined the organization as Senior Vice President and Director of Property & Casualty Solutions, effective May 16, 2022.   In this new role, reporting to Alera Group’s... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires The Beck Agency

May 12, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced the acquisition of The Beck Agency, an insurance agency based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Beck Agency has been meeting the personal and commercial insurance needs of clients throughout Georgia since... Find out more »

Legal Alert: IRS Releases 2023 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits

May 2, 2022
This alert is of interest to employers that sponsor HSA-qualified plans or plans subject to the ACA out-of-pocket limits. In Rev. Proc. 2022-24, the IRS released the inflation-adjusted amounts for 2023 relevant to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The table... Find out more »

Alera Group Enhances Client Experience and Accelerates Growth with Appointment of Three Regional Managing Directors

April 26, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the appointment of three regional managing directors: Bill Brown, Gary Piantedosi and Richard Silberstein. Working closely with Alera Group’s executive team, practice leaders and fellow regional... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Deadline to Publish Certain Machine-Readable Files Pursuant to Final CMS Transparency Fast Approaching

March 24, 2022
On October 29, 2020, in response to President Trump’s executive order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, CMS Released its Transparency in Coverage Final Rules (“TiC Final Rules”) which require, among other things, non-grandfathered group health... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Congress Passes Another Temporary Telehealth Safe Harbor

March 18, 2022
On March 15, 2022, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471) into law (“CAA 2022”). The CAA 2022 is largely a spending bill but also includes, among other things, a much-anticipated new telemedicine safe harbor similar to that which was created... Find out more »

Alera Group Launches 2022 Cohort of Women’s Mentorship Program

February 17, 2022
Program’s Third Year Marks Continued Growth, Develops Leaders Across the Country Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today launched its 2022 Women’s Mentorship Program cohort. The Women’s Mentorship Program was designed to develop... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Agencies Issue Additional Guidance on OTC COVID-19 Tests

February 15, 2022
On February 4, 2022, federal agencies released additional FAQs related to coverage of over the counter (“OTC”) COVID-19 tests by group health plans and health insurance carriers.  The FAQs are intended to clarify the previous FAQs released on January 10, 2022. Prior... Find out more »