Massachusetts Employers Must File HIRD Form by November 30

October 30, 2018
As part of Massachusetts’ expanded Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) program, employers with 6 or more employees in Massachusetts must submit a health insurance responsibility disclosure (HIRD) form annually, which collects information about employer-sponsored health insurance... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Two New Firms

October 18, 2018
Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired two new firms: Distinctive Insurance and GLB Insurance Group of Nevada. Distinctive Insurance is an employee benefits consulting and insurance firm located in... Find out more »

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

October 5, 2018
Medical Loss Ratio Rebates Under the Affordable Care Act The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has provided guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) medical loss ratio (“MLR”) rule, which requires health insurers to spend a certain percentage of... Find out more »

Alera Group Expands M&A Team with New Hire

September 18, 2018
Matt Kistler Joins Firm as Director of Business Development Deerfield, IL – Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has appointed Matt Kistler as Director of Business Development. In this role, Kistler will play a... Find out more »

Alera Group Expands National Presence with Three Acquisitions

September 12, 2018
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired three firms. Each of these firms has a unique role in expanding the depth and breadth of Alera Group’s resources and national reach. Burnham... Find out more »

Alera Group Expands Southeastern Presence

August 14, 2018
New Acquisition Brings More Than 100 Years of Experience to Alera Group DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Barnes Insurance & Financial Services (BIAFS). BIAFS is a... Find out more »

Alera Group Expands P&C Platform with Alliance Acquisition

July 10, 2018
DEERFIELD, IL (July 10, 2018) — Alera Group announced it has acquired a controlling interest in The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (“The Alliance”), effective July 1. The Alliance provides support to 10 firms in Pennsylvania, including three firms that were previously... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Second Nevada Firm

June 25, 2018
DEERFIELD, IL (June 25, 2018) — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Menath Insurance. Terms of the transactions were not announced. Menath Insurance, headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada, is a... Find out more »

Alera Group’s Teddy Felker Named Business Insurance 2018 Break Out Award Winner

June 21, 2018
DEERFIELD, IL  - Teddy Felker Managing Director, Private Equity Practice for GCG, an Alera Group Company, has been named a Business Insurance 2018 Break Out Award Winner. Alera Group is a leading national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm The Break... Find out more »

DOL Releases Final Rule Expanding Association Health Plans

June 20, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule expanding the opportunity of unrelated employers of all sizes (but particularly small employers) to offer employment-based health insurance through Association Health Plans (AHPs).  Significantly, the final rule applies “large group”... Find out more »