Alera Group Acquires Second Nevada Firm

Alera Group Acquires Second Nevada Firm

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...
DOL Releases Final Rule Expanding Association Health Plans

DOL Releases Final Rule Expanding Association Health Plans

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...
Alera Group Expands Southwestern Presence by Adding Nevada Firm

Alera Group Expands Southwestern Presence by Adding Nevada Firm

DEERFIELD, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV — Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Kaercher Insurance, which includes Kaercher Campbell, Kaercher Insurance Agency and Sundance Insurance....
Legal Alert: IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2019

Legal Alert: IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2019

In Rev. Proc. 2018-34, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2019 relevant to determining whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) employer shared responsibility provisions and premium tax...
May Review and Regulatory Recap

May Review and Regulatory Recap

A Note from Danielle Capilla, Alera Group's Director of Compliance – Employee Benefits The IRS modified its annual limitations on deductions for contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs) for taxpayers with family coverage under a high deductible...
Legal Alert: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2018

Legal Alert: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2018

REMINDER:  PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2018 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...
Legal Alert: IRS Adjusts 2018 HSA Contribution Limit – Again

Legal Alert: IRS Adjusts 2018 HSA Contribution Limit – Again

IRS Adjusts 2018 HSA Contribution Limit – Again The IRS has announced it is modifying the annual limitation on deductions for contributions to a health savings account (“HSA”) allowed for taxpayers with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) for...