employee benefits News

How Big U.S. Companies Are Creating a Brand New Abortion Employee Benefit

The roar of anti-abortion laws sweeping through U.S. state houses is echoing loudly in human resources offices. Companies that have offered to help cover travel costs for employees who have to go out of state for abortions are trying to …

Aston Lark Acquires UK Employee Benefits Specialist, Healthwise Group

Aston Lark, the London-based insurance broker that is soon to become part of Howden, announced Healthwise Group Ltd. as its second healthcare acquisition of 2022. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1993 and based in Dudley …

Hub International Acquires Canadian Employee Benefits Broker Rogersworks Inc.

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, announced it has acquired the assets of Rogersworks Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Rogersworks is an independent benefits …

HUB Launches Employee Benefits Captive for Cannabis Organizations

Chicago-based HUB International Limited (HUB), a global insurance broker and financial services firm, unveiled its newly created Cannabis Benefits Captive, an exclusive employee benefits group captive for cannabis organizations. The captive is designed for cannabis clients and prospects looking for …

Canada’s Riverview Insurance Solutions Merges with Sterling Capital Brokers

Riverview Insurance Solutions (RIS), the Alberta, Canada-based middle-market benefit consulting firm, announced it will merge with Sterling Capital Brokers (SCB). The combined company will create the largest independent employee-owned benefit consulting firm in Canada, said SCB in a statement. Founded …

NFP Acquires Indiana Employee Benefits Firm, First Person

Insurance broker NFP has acquired Indianapolis, Indiana-based employee benefits brokerage, First Person Inc. (First Person). First Person specializes in group benefits with additional capabilities in compensation, compliance, HR services, analytics, well-being and health strategy consulting. First Person has been closely …

N.J. Supreme Court Upholds Order to Reimburse Workers’ Comp Claimant for Marijuana

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a construction company to reimburse a workers’ compensation claimant for marijuana that was prescribed to relieve his back pain caused by a work injury. The high court rejected M&K Construction’s argument that …

Hub International Acquires Wessex Financial Inc. in Canada

Hub International Ltd., a Chicago-based insurance broker, announced that it has acquired Wessex Financial Inc. in Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Wessex Financial is an independent employee benefits, life and living benefits …

Firms’ Employee Benefit Offerings Reflect Pandemic-Reshuffled Priorities

During the past year, there is a good chance that you and your priorities changed significantly. The things you used to think were important are not so important anymore. And issues you did not even think about before are suddenly …

Hub International Buys Canadian Benefits Consultancy Firm, Clearpoint

Hub International Ltd., a Chicago-based global insurance broker, announced it has acquired Canadian benefits firm, Clearpoint, which comprises Clearpoint Advisory Group Inc., Clearpoint Retirement Solutions Inc. and Canwest Group Benefits Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in …