Alliant Insurance Services Selected by Illinois Technology Association to Support Member Companies’ Compliance with Healthcare Reform

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As an exclusive Service Network Provider, Alliant will provide custom-designed health and benefits insurance programs.

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The ITA wanted a partner that understands technology companies and one that had the size, resources, and technological capabilities to design a full range of comprehensive products and services. Our partnership with Alliant meets all of these criteria.

Following the recent selection of Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. (http://www.alliant.com) by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) as its exclusive Network Service Provider to support compliance by member companies with national healthcare reform, Alliant will hit the ground running by presenting a free 60-minute webinar on September 17 for ITA members on how to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Alliant, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, was chosen by the ITA to develop and partner in building the ITA Advantage (http://www.illinoistechinsurance.com), a special program to help members understand the insurance exchange buying process and provide them with information to make educated decisions related to health and employee benefits insurance.

According to ITA CEO and President Fred Hoch, Alliant was selected because of its experience in the technology industry and its ability to deliver employee benefits products and services for companies of all sizes.

“We wanted a partner that understands technology companies and one that had the size, resources, and technological capabilities to design a full range of comprehensive products and services,” Hoch explained. “With the rapidly changing healthcare and benefits marketplace, we needed a broker that also could define a custom-built program for ITA members and provide the services that will help our members better understand the complexities of national healthcare reform. Our partnership with Alliant meets all of these criteria.”

Gene Smith, Senior Vice President of Alliant Employee Benefits, commented: “The ITA Advantage plan will provide a comprehensive suite of consulting and client resources to design and service an array of employer plans for any needs or cost objectives. Alliant will work with ITA members to craft a strategy that engages their employees through use of a digital exchange and with industry-based insight on benchmarking and program analytics for Illinois-based technology companies.”

“Before the reform dates, Alliant will assess ITA member options while helping to guarantee that program outcomes are on target,” noted Kevin Overbey, Senior Managing Director, Alliant Employee Benefits. “Our objective is to help members make the adjustments required in today’s constantly changing business landscape. The ITA Advantage will offer members a deep menu of resources, choice designed plans, communications, compliance, administration, and advocacy services.”

Titled “Healthcare Reform: The Impact for the Illinois Technology-Based Employee,” the September 17 webinar will cover a full range of healthcare reform subjects, including employer requirements, employer risks and pitfalls, what’s coming in 2014 and beyond, and looking ahead. Scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Central time, the webinar can be accessed by association members through ITA’s web site.

About ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is the driving force behind Illinois’ vibrant technology industry. ITA’s extensive lineup of member benefit programs and services address three key critical areas: growth, talent, and visibility. By leveraging the connections and expertise of its more than 600 member companies representing a workforce that is 50,000 strong and growing, ITA provides the ecosystem that growing technology companies need to succeed. For more information, visit: http://www.illinoistech.org, follow ITA on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/itabuzz, and view the ITA's Facebook profile at http://www.facebook.com/illinoistechnology.

About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at: http://www.alliant.com.

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