In November's Benefits Focus, we review this week's Affordable Care Act (ACA) hearing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, details on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, privacy issues surrounding required COVID-19 testing in the workplace, and the FSA contribution limits for 2021.

Don’t miss Alera’s upcoming forward-looking webinars with commentary on the state of the country post-election and expected trends in HR for 2021. See the bottom of this email for the links to register

The Live Well, Work Well focuses on this flu season including a great article about COVID-19 vs the flu vs cold symptoms, and steps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes during Diabetes Awareness Month.

Remember, the Alper Employee Benefits Team is here to answer any questions you have regarding this information or employee benefits in general.
Here is a rundown of the latest challenge to the ACA heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Pfizer released encouraging early results for its COVID-19 vaccine. We review the the details.

Employers testing their workers for COVID-19 should be wary of inadvertently also collecting biometric information in violation of state privacy laws. 

Legal Alert: FSA contributions to remain the same in 2021.

Is it the flu, a regular cold or COVID – how will I know? Also a spotlight on American Diabetes Month.


Dates Not To Miss!
Check out the events that Alera Group and Alper will host in the weeks ahead.
Post-Election Webinar
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2-3p CST

Join Alera Group's post-election webinar for a discussion of what the results mean for employers in the United States.

Top HR Trends for 2021
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11a-12p CST

This webinar will highlight insights into developing a culture to attract and retain employees, regulatory updates including the EEOC and the DOL, HR best practices and 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.
Brandon Greenberg
Account Executive
P: 312-654-4266
Cindy O'Toole
Account Manager
P: 312-867-7318