What Employers Need to Know About the New Transparency Rules

What Employers Need to Know About the New Transparency Rules

Proposed Transparency Rule Released Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Price and Transparency in American Healthcare, one final and one proposed rule was released by HHS and CMS that aim to increase price transparency for hospitals and...
Alera Group Acquires Capital Region Benefits

Alera Group Acquires Capital Region Benefits

Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management firm, today announced that it has acquired Capital Region Benefits, effective November 1, 2019. Capital Region Benefits, an independent insurance agency located...
Alera Group Acquires HR inTune

Alera Group Acquires HR inTune

Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, today announced that it has acquired the business assets of HR inTune, effective October 1, 2019. HR inTune, located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is a human...
Massachusetts Employers Must File HIRD Form by December 15

Massachusetts Employers Must File HIRD Form by December 15

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...
Alera Group Acquires Makro Enterprises

Alera Group Acquires Makro Enterprises

Local firm joins Alera Group through GLB Insurance Alera Group, an independent national insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, today announced that it has acquired Makro Enterprises (Makro), effective September 1, 2019. Makro will join Alera Group through...
Alera Group Acquires Benefit Commerce Group

Alera Group Acquires Benefit Commerce Group

Alera Group, an independent national insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, today announced its acquisition of Benefit Commerce Group, an award-winning, results-driven employee benefits consulting firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Benefit Commerce Group...
Alera Group Acquires Comprehensive Benefit Administrators

Alera Group Acquires Comprehensive Benefit Administrators

Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, today announced its acquisition of Comprehensive Benefit Administrators (CBA), effective August 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CBA, located in Norwell, Massachusetts, creates benefits programs that...
IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2020

IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Rev. Proc. 2019-29, which contains the inflation adjusted amounts for 2020 used to determine whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer...