Alera Group Acquires Gales Agency, Inc.

January 6, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth management firm, announced today the acquisition of Gales Agency, Inc., an independent insurance agency providing a full line of insurance products including home, business, auto and life insurance policies to protect families. Gales... 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 »

Alera Group Expands Philadelphia Footprint with Acquisition of Simkiss & Block

December 15, 2021
Deerfield, IL (December 15, 2021)— Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Simkiss & Block, a leading full-service insurance and surety brokerage, risk management consultant, and financial services... Find out more »

Broker Compensation Disclosure: What Alera Group Is Doing For You

December 14, 2021
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and includes several provisions impacting group health plans and health insurance issuers. Section 202 of the CAA amends Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA and creates new transparency requirements... Find out more »

Alera Group Adds Heist Insurance Agency in Latest Acquisition

Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Heist Insurance Agency, an independent insurance company providing excellent insurance services in Southern New Jersey and beyond. “Our service team is committed to staying... Find out more »

Alera Group Expands Property and Casualty Capabilities Through Acquisition of Erich Courant & Co.

December 13, 2021
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced it has acquired Erich Courant & Co., a leading insurance agency offering property and casualty coverage in the Tristate area and throughout the country. “Our mission is to be the most... Find out more »