Happy New Year!

This year ushers in exciting change to our Employee Benefits and HR divisions!
Yvette Bickcom has transitioned to a new role as the Director of Human Resources for Alper.

Additionally, former HR Director Cynthia Elstien assumes a brand new role in the Employee Benefits division as Senior Vice President, Human Resources Client Services. Cynthia is a available to consult on a wide variety of HR services including stay programs, employee handbooks, compliance consultation, etc.

In January 's Benefits Focus , we review the Cadillac tax and other key Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes that were recently repealed. Speaking of the ACA, we look back at how it has transformed the healthcare industry as it hits its 10 year anniversary.

We're also examining the latest wellness-related benefit offerings that employees are clamoring for and provide you with a comprehensive guide to self-insurance. Also, look out for tips to avoid the winter blues.

Remember, the Alper Employee Benefits Team is here to answer any questions you have regarding the information in this newsletter or benefits coverage in general.

Will Pinn, Director of Employee Benefits
Cadillac Tax And Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed
On December 20th, President Trump signed into law a bill that repeals three taxes and fees under the ACA.

S elf-Insurance 101
Our self-insurance guide provides you with the pros and cons of choosing this increasingly popular form of insurance.

HR Execs Embrace Holistic Wellness As A Top Benefit In 2020
Employees have become more vocal about what they want in benefits. See which ones make the top of the list.

Ho w The ACA Transformed Our Healthcare System
The ACA turns 10 years old this March. Learn how it has affected us and the healthcare industry as a whole.

Live Well, Work Well
It's resolution time! We're examining what makes a fad diet and how to kick the winter blues.

Have you logged into MyWave lately?
Don't forget you have complimentary access to helpful features that include employee enrollment forms, HR compliance resources and so much more!
The Alper Services Employee Benefits Team is here for you! Contact your Account Manager with questions regarding your coverage or the content you see here.
Will Pinn
Director of Employee Benefits
P: 312-654-4267

Brandon Greenberg
Account Executive
P: 312-654-4266

Priya Shah
Account Manager
P: 312-654-4262
Cynthia Elstien
SVP, Human Resources Client Services
P: 312-867-7352

Cindy O'Toole
Account Manager
P: 312-867-7318