Press Release: Alera Group Expands Employee Benefits Team with New Principal

Deerfield, IL (April 19, 2017) — Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, recently appointed Paul Grady as a Principal to work with Alera Group firms C.M. Smith Agency in Hartford, CT, CBP in Fairfield, CT and Stamford, CT as well as Beacon Retiree Benefits Group in Plantsville, CT.

Formerly a partner at Mercer, Grady joins Alera Group to advise clients on innovative human resource initiatives, focusing on health and welfare benefits strategies. He brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare design, funding, vendor selection, communication and employee engagement to Alera Group.

“We are very fortunate that Paul is joining our leadership team. He brings a high level of employee benefits expertise and experience to our clients,” said John O’Connell, managing partner at C.M. Smith Agency.

“Throughout his career, Paul has demonstrated a commitment to innovation, driving measurable change that benefits employers as well as their employees,” added Gary Piantedosi, managing partner at CBP.

Grady is a co-founder of the Connecticut Business Group on Health as well as the Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative, which are advocacy groups making an impact on the quality and cost of health care in Connecticut. Additionally, he is actively involved in several health and insurance organizations, taking a leadership role in the challenges the health care industry is facing right now.

“While we are making progress on improving the value of health care, we are in the midst of significant health care changes,” said Paul Grady, principal at Alera Group. “It is important for both employers and employees to stay informed about the impact these changes will have on their day-to-day. Having the right tools and information will help companies uncover opportunity in the health care market.”

About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 750 employees serve more than 20,000 clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group was created by merging 24 high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the U.S. It is the 14th largest independent insurance agency and the 7th largest independent employee benefits firm in the country. For more information, visit www.aleragroup.com or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS