Alera Group’s 2020 Virtual Wellbeing Fair

Virtual Wellbeing Fair

We know that wellbeing has been both important and difficult to prioritize this year. In an effort to promote wellbeing at your company, we are encouraging you to attend Alera’s 2020 virtual wellbeing fair! Throughout the week, you can join interactive health break sessions and hear from top speakers in the areas of social, career, emotional, community and financial wellbeing.

The fair will run the week of October 19-23, and we hope that you’ll participate in these exciting sessions throughout the week. You can learn more about each day’s sessions and register here.

The Voluntary Benefit That Helps Your Employees Financially When Accidents or Illness Occurs

NEW WEBINAR – August 19 | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Your employees and their families get sick and have accidents, which can require a trip—or multiple—to the hospital. Even with medical coverage, your employees may have critical gaps that can result in unexpected expenses and financial stress. Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance offers employees additional financial protection for over 150 unforeseen life events and 29 conditions.

Help your workforce feel prepared with extra protection for the unexpected. This webinar provides details on this coverage including:
• No age restriction for employees/spouses to enroll, and no waiting period
• Flexibility to tailor plans and choose benefit amounts
• A single-source service site, with a dedicated account manager, and one phone number for employers
• A quick and easy claims experience

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for more information about MetLife’s Accident and Hospital insurance and why you should include this increasingly popular benefit in your employee benefit offering.

Alper Webinar: Your Company In A Post-COVID-19 World

Life is not “business as usual” so what will it take to get back to normal once the coronavirus is no longer a threat?

Please join us on Wednesday, April 8 at 9:00am CDT for a complimentary webinar to prepare you and your business for life in a post-COVID-19 world. We have invited several expert speakers to cover the following topics:

  • Business Interruption Loss – Sedgwick
  • Insurance cost cutting measures – Alper Services
  • The impact of COVID-19 on IL workers’ comp – ASA Law Group
  • Workers’ comp exposures while working from home – TC Risk Management Services
  • How to sanitize your workplace before employees return – Indoor Sciences

Click our link to register for the webinar. Space is limited:

Alper Seminar: Workplace Violence

OSHA’s research shows that nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year.

Alper invites you to a seminar featuring experts who will discuss how to manage workplace violence including active shooters. Join us  Tuesday, April 30th from 9:00am to 11:30am.
Topics cover:

– Employers’ obligations under OSHA;
– Negligent hire/retention claims;
– Public relations concerns;
– Prevention methods including Employee Assistance Programs;
– Corporate Insurance coverage

Our expert speakers include:

– Kyle Cochran from safety and loss consultants Vista Safety Consulting
– Dan Skoczylas from commercial security and tech company Hawkeye Security
– Amber Cox from employment law firm Laner Muchin
– Bernie Dyme from HR Consulting firm Perspectives
– Chris Breck from Alper Services

Please RSVP to Beth Rooke at or call 312-867-7307.

Alper Seminar: Is A Captive Insurance Program Right For You?

The Alper Captive Insurance Seminar has been postponed for a later date. However, you can read our latest Market Blueprint on Captives here.

Transform your low claims history into increased profits. If your annual premiums are greater than your claims, a captive insurance program might be the ideal choice for your business.

Learn about the advantages of a captive insurance program at our complimentary seminar on THURSDAY, APRIL 11th. We will review the benefits of captive programs both in their significant cost savings (up to 60% return of premiums + interest) and the control they provide you over general liability, auto and workers’ compensation coverages.

Leading the discussion is Senior Vice President of Captive Resources, Mike McManus, who has worked closely with Alper Services to provide every advantage a captive insurance program can offer to our Clients.

New Rules For Association Health Plans

Are you a small employer or self-employed? Under a new rule your health care costs could decrease through an Association Health Plan. Association Health Plans (AHP) are arrangements that permit multiple employers to band together in order to purchase health coverage.

Register for our upcoming webinar to find out more about the new rules and how you may be able to take advantage of them. Brian Donnelly, Health and Benefits Practice Leader for Alper Services will review the final regulations, discuss advantages and the potential pitfalls of AHP solutions and provide actionable steps that small employers and the self-employed can take to consider an Association Health Plan approach.

1:00 – 2:00pm
Registration Link

Contact our Employee Benefits Team if you have any questions:

FMLA & Sick Leave Seminar







It can be an administrative nightmare for employers to stay on top of current requirements under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), in addition to changes in local sick leave laws. 

Join us on Thursday, May 17th at 9am for a complete overview of the FMLA’s  specifications as well as how the new Cook County sick leave ordinance affects your business and employees.

Attorneys Margaret Gisch and Laura Balson of Golan, Christie and Taglia LLP, and Attorney Larry Grudzien will provide answers to commonly asked questions such as:
• Which employers are covered by FMLA and which employees are eligible?
• What are the rules for the new tax credit under the new tax reform law?
• What are the risks of not complying with the sick leave laws?
• Does paid sick leave overlap with FMLA?
• What are the employer/employee rights and responsibilities?
Come prepared to ask our expert attorney speakers questions that relate to your specific business.

8:30AM – 11:15AM
410 N. Michigan Avenue, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Please RSVP to Brenda Cook at or call 312-867-7312.

Workers’ Compensation Legal Update







It’s been almost seven years since the “reforms” in the Illinois Workers’ Comp Act. Yet when faced with ever-rising insurance premiums, pressures from societal changes, and mounting compliance questions, are Illinois employers really in a better place?

Please join Alper on Thursday, March 22nd at 9am for a complimentary seminar presented by attorneys Lynn Combs and Matthew Gorski of Kopka, Pinkus and Dolin, to discuss:

• Where is the pendulum swinging? Recent IWCC and Appellate decisions favoring Illinois employers

•Employers’ Rights: Medical marijuana, post-accident drug testing and OSHA

8:30AM – 10:30AM
410 N. Michigan Avenue, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Please RSVP to Brenda Cook at or call 312-867-7312

The Culture Of Emotional Wellbeing







Please join Brian Donnelly, Alper Services’ VP, Health and Benefits Practice Leader, and Ian Shea, CEO and Founder of I M Human, Inc., at a seminar to discuss why “Wellbeing” has replaced “Wellness” in the workplace.

We will provide actionable steps on how to implement and leverage a holistic wellbeing program at your company:
–  Improve your employees’ performance and engagement
–  Retain your top talent
–  Drive profitability
–  Stand out amongst your competition in attracting new talent.

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
410 N. Michigan Avenue, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Please RSVP to Beth Rooke at or 312-867-7307. 

Alper Insights: Cybersecurity

A few weeks ago we saw how ransomware made companies WannaCry plus numerous attacks and hacks since, we’re likely to see more tears—and dollars— shed. These situations are not going away, and we need to counsel you – and empower you to counsel others who depend upon you – on the risks you face as well as what your current policies do and do not cover.

On Thursday, July 27th Alper will host an Alper Insights seminar on Cybersecurity with Adam Radulovic of showcasing firsthand how susceptible your accounts are to a cyber breach.

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
60 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Seating is limited so please RSVP to Beth Rooke at