Benefits in Brief

Benefits in Brief

Join Alera Group and industry experts as they discuss healthcare trends, local business news, and more. In 30-minutes, you’ll get to meet and hear from our benefits experts who will shed light on common issues and trends in the healthcare and business industry. Visit https://pwadmin.aleragroup.com/benefits-in-brief/to view the LIVE recording of this podcast, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

Episodes

April 29, 2022 45 min
This month, Preet Kuar, CEO of Pacific Staffing and ExecSearch will join Jeff and Michael for an update. Preet will discuss new challenges HR professionals are currently facing in the office and in the search for new talent. We’ll talk strategy on hiring new employees and what employers can do to make themselves more attractive in the search for perfect talent.
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Today’s workforce has changed enormously over the past few years with new generations joining the team, as well as new technology flooding our screens. How will these changes affect your business? We are joined this month with Preet Kuar, CEO of Pacific Staffing and ExecSearch located in Sacramento, CA who will share with us her take on the multi-generational workforce, changing HR roles, COVID job market aftermath, and the impact ...
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October 26, 2021 29 min
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The United States Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) enables qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits. While some group health plans may provide COBRA continuation coverage at a reduced rate or at no cost, most qualified beneficiaries pay the full COBRA premium. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides for a 100% COBRA premiu...
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March 16, 2021 36 min
Join us and Bob Bentley to discuss how employers should prepare for the mass distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you missed our Webinar on the 25th, or want to dive deeper, register for our first Benefits in Brief Session of 2021. With the challenging upcoming months, employers are asking what they could do to keep their workplace safe after returning to work. Will employers required their staff to get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Tun...
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In this session, Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder of UNMUTED, will share tools and resources to help employees deal with stress.

Dealing with the pandemic, the fight for social justice, and the upcoming election– stress is at the all-time high. Businesses, employees, seniors, and children all had to adjust to stress and challenges forced upon them. Rachel will be speaking on these adjustments and provide the tools and resources to brin...
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On April 28, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued much-needed guidance and relief. Notably, the guidance requires employers and plans to suspend the deadline for qualified beneficiaries to elect COBRA or pay COBRA premiums from March 1, 2020, until 60 days after the National Emergency ends (or such other date as specified by the Agencie...
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