Friday, February 4, 2011

As we transition to our new name, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., our team looks forward to continuing to provide our clients with creative and effective employee benefit services. We will be able to bring you our best-in-class local strength coupled with the added resources of one of the nation's largest and best brokers.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 216.623.2600 or email us at

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Employer Wellness Survey Deadline Extended!

The deadline to complete the 4th Annual Employer Wellness Survey has been extended to Friday, January 7th.

Click here to complete the survey. Please contact Alison Muth at 216.377.2595 or with questions.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Herbruck Alder

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), a publicly traded insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered in Itasca, Ill., said it has bought employee benefits consultant Herbruck, Alder & Co. of Cleveland in a deal that will enable the local firm to grow its work force and services.

Mark Alder, president of Herbruck Alder, said his firm at present serves clients in Northeast Ohio but now “will be able to get after business outside” the region as part of a company with a market capitalization of more than $4 billion.

Click here to read the article on the Crain's Cleveland website.

Monday, November 22, 2010

2010 Employer Wellness Survey

Year after year, employers face increasing healthcare premiums. Employers are searching for effective strategies to help lower their costs. Through the implementation of wellness programs, we have seen that screenings and prevention can help lower the frequency of treatment and costs incurred.

Herbruck Alder is helping companies become aware of the importance of wellness through the 4th Annual Employer Wellness Survey. This survey asks questions related to the type of wellness programs organizations are using, along with different initiatives being conducted to encourage healthier living to their employees. The survey results will provide employers with information to promote wellness to their employees as well as display cost benefits tied with healthy living.

Click here to complete the survey. By participating, you will receive a published report containing the information gathered from the survey. The survey will remain open until December 29, 2010. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and must be completed at one time. For more information, please contact Alison Muth at 216.377.2595 or

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CBC Magazine - In Touch With

Mark Alder was recently interviewed and featured in CBC Magazine. He discussed health & wellness, healthcare reform and more.

Below is part of the article -

Herbruck Alder, a Cleveland-based employee benefits firm, holds health and wellness in high regard. In fact, its president, Mark Alder, earlier this year earned a health and wellness "champion's award" from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Q: While specializing in employee benefits, what does Herbruck Alder feel is its mission in the arena of health and wellness?

A: A part of Herbruck Alder's overall mission is to add value for the business owner and human resources professional while enhancing the work experience for employees...

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coming Together to Understand Health Care Reform

Coming Together to Understand Health Care Reform and How it Affects Employers

Join Herbruck Alder, local health insurance companies and a panel of experts representing employee benefits, law, finance, and human resources to learn about the recent health care reform and how it will affect your company.

Thursday, August 12, 2010
8:00 am: Registration
8:30 - 9:00 am: Welcome & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – Noon: Breakout Sessions presented by the health insurance companies
Noon – 1:30 pm: Healthy Lunch & Panel Discussion

Mark Alder, Herbruck Alder
Debbie Connelly, Hyland Software
Pete DeMarco, Meaden & Moore
James M. Drozdowski, Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility
25777 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH 44145

RSVP by August 6, 2010 to Alison Muth at 216-377-2595 or or Click Here.

Presented by Herbruck Alder in partnership with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, Medical Mutual of Ohio and UnitedHealthcare.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wellness@Work Symposium

Herbruck Alder recently sponsored the Wellness@Work Symposium with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The event began with a keynote address by Scott McFarland, president of Wellness at the Cleveland Clinic. He discussed what the Cleveland Clinic is doing to help make employees healthier. Then, several wellness experts provided breakout sessions regarding various aspects of wellness programs, including: ROI, wellness program incentives and economic wellness program ideas. Finally, the Wellness@Work Award winners presented sessions on what they do in their wellness programs.

One of the wellness experts that presented was Ginny Hridel of COSE. Click here to read her recent blog about the Symposium.