employee benefits News

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 …

Pandemic Brings Shift in Younger Workers’ Views of Employee Benefits

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a greater emphasis on employee benefits that help people plan for unexpected life events and provide financial protection, according to a study by The Hartford. The Hartford’s Future of Benefits Study found that 40% …

Arizona’s Resecō Group Adds Gard as Senior Advisor

Jason Gard has joined Reseco Insurance Advisors LLC, a partner with United Benefit Advisors (UBA) and Insurance Agency Network (ISU), as senior advisor. Gard brings 25 years of expertise in the insurance industry, specializing in employee benefits. He will be …

Amazon to Pilot Primary Care Health Centers for Employees Near Its Fulfillment Facilities

Giant online retailer Amazon.com announced it will pilot local employee health care centers near Amazon fulfillment facilities across the country. The retailer is partnering with with Crossover Health, a national medical group offering primary care services. The centers will have …

UK’s Direct Insurance Group Commits to Permanent Homeworking for Its Workforce

Direct Insurance Group, a London-based specialty insurance broker and underwriting business, announced it has commited to a remote working policy for all staff, following the coronavirus lockdown. The group will continue to maintain its eight offices located in UK, Europe …