Legal Alert: Implications of the Six-Pronged Plan on Employers

Legal Alert: Implications of the Six-Pronged Plan on Employers

On September 9th, 2021, President Biden unveiled the White House’s “Path out of the Pandemic” which is also being referred to as the “six-pronged plan.” Certain prongs of the plan will impact employers in the United States. The COVID-19...
Legal Alert: CAA Provision Status Update

Legal Alert: CAA Provision Status Update

Updated November 17, 2021; Originally posted September 10, 2021 The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and includes several provisions impacting group health plans and health insurance issuers....
Alera Group Cohort Achieves Cornell D&I Certificate

Alera Group Cohort Achieves Cornell D&I Certificate

Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth management firm, today announced a cohort of six employees achieved the Diversity & Inclusion training and certification through Cornell University’s Diversity & Inclusion virtual program....
IRS Provides Additional Guidance on COVID-19-Related DCAP Relief

IRS Provides Additional Guidance on COVID-19-Related DCAP Relief

On May 10, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-26, which provides additional guidance on relief authorized under in the Consolidated Appropriations Act , 2021 (CAA), the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and previous IRS guidance issued in Notice 2021-15. ...
Women-led Boston Benefit Partners, LLC Joins Alera Group

Women-led Boston Benefit Partners, LLC Joins Alera Group

Alera Group, a leading financial services and risk management company, today announced the acquisition of Boston Benefit Partners (BPP), a health and welfare consulting and brokerage firm providing client insight, in-depth analysis, strategic planning and thoughtful...
REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

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,...