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REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2019

Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2019 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to conduct research to evaluate the effectiveness of …

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Alera Group Acquires HighRidge Insurance Services

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 strategy consulting, the firm designs benefit and retirement plans tailored to meet each of their unique …

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Alera Group Acquires ARMS Insurance Group

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 surrounding states for over 25 years. ARMS provides insurance brokers with sales support, distribution and …

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Alera Group Acquires Shepler & Fear General Agency, Inc.

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 group, and self-funding plans, serving brokers throughout California since 2009. Characterized …

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Alera Group Acquires Shomer Insurance Agency

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 throughout California, with specific expertise in tailoring programs for the unique insurance needs …

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