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Alliant Acquires Texas Employee Benefits Firm, CLS Partners

Alliant Insurance Services has acquired the Austin, Texas-based employee benefits and risk management consulting firm, CLS Partners. The Austin-based firm brings a team of more than 50 professionals to Alliant, bolstering the firm’s presence in the state and continuing its …

Employees Find Vacation Benefits Short-Lived, Don’t Offset Stressful Work Culture

Taking time off helps the majority of U.S. workers recover from stress and experience positive effects that improve their well-being and job performance, but for nearly two-thirds of working adults, the benefits of time away dissipate within a few days, …

More Employers Offering Paid Parental Leave Benefit

More than one in three U.S. employers offers paid maternity leave beyond the amount required by law, up from one in six earlier this decade, according to new data from the Society for Human Resource Management. All 20 of the …

Railroads, Airlines Seek to Bypass States’ Paid Sick Leave Laws

Fed up with state and local laws that require private employers to offer paid sick days, the airlines and railroads have filed suit, claiming that the interstate nature of their businesses should make them exempt. Airlines for America, a trade …

Small Group Health Insurance Grew by 15% in Minnesota in 2017

The number of people covered by small group health insurance in Minnesota grew by 15 percent last year, ending a string of annual enrollment declines stretching back to 2004. Price hikes and tight limits last year on doctor and hospital …

More Large Employers Add Financial Wellness Tools to Benefits Menu

Study after study shows that money stress can be as bad for workplace productivity as back pain. The latest study, released by PwC on Tuesday, found that a quarter of U.S. workers said financial worries caused them health problems. Forty …

Hub International Acquires British Columbia-Based ES3 Insurance Services

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based insurance broker, announced it has acquired the shares of ES3 Insurance Services Ltd. operating as ES3 Advisory. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, ES3 Advisory is an employee benefits …

Hub International Acquires Ontario-Based The Benefits Co.

Hub International Ltd., a Chicago-based insurance brokerage, announced it has acquired the shares of The Benefits Co. Inc. (TBC). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, TBC assists, guides and protects its clients through the various …

Holmes Murphy Expands Nebraska Main Street Program to Smaller Companies

Iowa-based Holmes Murphy has expanded Main Street, its captive insurance subsidiary built to give small businesses the same buying power as big corporations, to include businesses with 10 to 50 employees. Since its inception in 2014, Main Street has helped …

Hub International Acquires Ontario-Based GMS Insurance

Hub International Ltd., a Chicago-based global insurance brokerage, announced that it has acquired the shares of GMS Insurance (SWO) Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, GMS Insurance is an independent benefit consulting firm that …