Alera Group Selects National Property and Casualty Practice Leader

June 18, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL – Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property & casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, appointed Mark Englert as national Property & Casualty Practice Leader. Englert will be responsible for continuing Alera Group’s path toward building... Find out more »

Final Rule Released on Individual Coverage and Excepted Benefit HRAs

June 17, 2019
Final Rule Released on Individual Coverage and Excepted Benefit HRAs On June 13, 2019 the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department (the “Departments”) released the final rule concerning health reimbursement arrangements (HRA) for... Find out more »

HHS Proposes Revisions to ACA Section 1557 Regulations

June 11, 2019
HHS Proposes Revisions to ACA Section 1557 Regulations At the end of May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to revise regulations previously released under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The HHS goal with the proposed rule is to remove... Find out more »

IRS Releases 2020 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits

May 29, 2019
This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor group health plans.  Note that employers with “grandfathered” or “grandmothered” plans are not subject to the ACA out-of-pocket limits, although the HSA/HDHP rules still apply if the plan is an HSA-qualified HDHP. In Rev. Proc.... Find out more »

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2019

May 20, 2019
This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).  Note that the PCORI fee does not apply to most health FSAs. Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires HighRidge Insurance Services

May 14, 2019
Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of HighRidge Insurance Services (HighRidge), effective May 1, 2019. HighRidge, located in Westlake Village, California, provides employee benefits services to clients throughout the state. With an emphasis in... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires ARMS Insurance Group

May 9, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of ARMS Insurance Group (ARMS), effective May 1, 2019. ARMS, a General Agency headquartered in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has served insurance brokers throughout western Pennsylvania and the... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Shepler & Fear General Agency, Inc.

May 8, 2019
DEERFIELD, IL — Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Shepler & Fear General Agency (SFGA), effective May 1, 2019. Founded in 2009, SFGA is a premier general agency located in Roseville, California. The firm specializes in large group, small... Find out more »

Alera Group Acquires Shomer Insurance Agency

May 7, 2019
Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Shomer Insurance Agency, Inc (Shomer), effective May 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Located in Los Angeles, California, Shomer offers insurance and risk management programs to clients... Find out more »

Legal Alert: CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2020

April 10, 2019
Alert Summary from Danielle Capilla Continuing its trend for the sixth year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended transitional relief to “grandmothered” health plans. Grandmothered plans are non-grandfathered plans in the small group and individual market, that... Find out more »