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 »

Alera Group Appoints Tracy Reyes as Associate General Counsel, M&A

February 7, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced that Tracy Reyes has been appointed as Associate General Counsel, M&A, effective February 7, 2022. As Associate General Counsel, Reyes will support the organization’s strategic growth... Find out more »

Legal Alert: San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) Update

February 3, 2022
Since 2008, the city and county of San Francisco, California have required most employers to either provide health coverage, pay an employee’s actual health care expenses or make payments to the Healthy San Francisco program. For the 2022 calendar year, there are several changes employers... Find out more »

Alera Group Names Vice President of Worksite Specialty Solutions and Services

February 1, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, today announced that Tina Santelli has been appointed as Vice President of Worksite Specialty Solutions and Services, effective February 1, 2022. In this role, Santelli will push Alera Group’s national specialty... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Update to the Washington Cares Program

January 28, 2022
On January 27, 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed two bills that make significant changes to the Washington (WA) Cares Program. The WA Cares Program is the nation’s first publicly funded program to provide basic long-term care benefits. Changes House Bill 1732 delays... Find out more »

Alera Group Boosts Healthcare Consulting Capabilities with Acquisition of Vital Incite

January 24, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Vital Incite, a healthcare consulting firm offering the insight needed to strategically align healthcare resources to meet the needs of employee populations. “Data is the... Find out more »

Alera Group Enhances Risk Management Industry Expertise with Acquisition of Heritage Risk Management

January 20, 2022
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth services firm, announced today the acquisition of Heritage Risk Management, a network of independent risk management agencies which serve clients throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. “At Heritage Risk... Find out more »