TriSure, An Alera Group Company, Employees Relieve $1,100,000 Dollars of Medical Debt Relief in North Carolina This Christmas

Raleigh, NC (Jan. 4, 2021) – TriSure, part of the Alera Group, Inc., (“Alera”) employees today announced their alleviation of a $1,100,000 in medical debt for struggling households in North Carolina. This gift is part of more than $18 million in healthcare debt being relieved by Alera Group employees for struggling households across the country. Alera is one of the youngest and fastest growing privately-held, national insurance brokerage firms in the country.

Alera employees worked directly with the debt-forgiveness nonprofit, RIP Medical Debt, to identify individuals and families with outstanding healthcare-related bills in more than 200 cities located in 35 counties across the country. Founded by two former debt collectors, RIP is able to purchase medical debts for those most in need in bundled portfolios for a fraction of their face value. One dollar donated relieves $100 of medical debt on average.

“As we celebrated the Christmas holiday, this gift comes straight from the heart of our Alera employees. Stationed across the country, our teams are passionate about giving back directly to the communities in which they live, work and play,” said John Cramer, Managing Partner of TriSure/Alera, which is based In Raleigh, North Carolina. “Medical debt is mounting more than ever and many families right in our backyard are in crisis. Buying and retiring medical debt allows our employees to truly give back and alleviate a worry for many this holiday season.”

Rather than waking up to the knocking of a debt collector, thousands of Americans will receive letters of forgiveness to alert them of the gift from Alera employees. These letters will be delivered throughout the winter targeting individual and families living below 200 percent of the poverty level.

About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 2,000 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest privately held firm in the country. TriSure was formed and based in Raleigh and joined Alera in 2019. For more information, visit or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS, or go to

About RIP Medical Debt
Since being founded in 2014 by two former debt collectors, RIP Medical Debt has acquired, and abolished, more than $3 billion of oppressive medical debt, helping over 2 million individuals get out from under the burden of crushing medical debt. To learn more, visit

And yes, even as we continue to feel the effects of COVID-19, the calendar moves on and another hurricane season beckons.  TriSure wants to make sure that despite all that goes on around you, we want you to be ready, and know that we are there for you in your time of need.

Here is a great link with lots of information to peruse as you prepare, from general knowledge about hurricanes to preparing a plan for you, your family, neighbors and business.  And another as well from The National Hurricane Center.

And in the event of a storm, TriSure will be ready to assist you. Our staff will help you get your claim reported promptly and handled as quickly as possible. And while you can always call us at 919-469-2473 to get your claim in process, here is a list of numbers for our insurance partners should you prefer.

Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for our employees and clients, all TriSure employees will begin working from their homes as of Thursday, March 19th. We will still be conducting business, responding to phone calls, texts and emails to serve you during this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work through this unprecedented situation.

As Hurricane Dorian comes closer to the coast of the Carolinas, we want to make sure you are prepared. TriSure will be ready to assist you in your time of need.

In the event of damage to your property please contact us at 919-469-2473 by phone or email to

You can always contact your Producer or Account Manager directly as well. And you can report the claim directly to your insurance carrier if you prefer. We have attached a list of our of our insurance partners and their contact information.

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness Center for more information.

Please stay safe!

Last year was a year that reminded us to always be ready for Hurricane Season but hope that we don’t need to use it. But just in case, here are a few links in preparation for you and your neighbors.

WRAL has a lot of resources and links to other valuable resources.

The US Department of Homeland Security has more info at with lots of information to peruse as you prepare, from general knowledge about hurricanes to preparing a plan for you and your neighbors.

And in the event of a storm, TriSure will be ready to assist you. Our staff will help you get your claim reported promptly and handled as quickly as possible. And while you can always call us at 919-469-2473 to get your claim in process, here is a list of numbers for our insurance partners should you prefer.

2019 Storm Catastrophe Reporting Contacts

As we begin to recover from Florence, TriSure is ready to assist you in handling your claims. Please feel free to contact us at 919-469-2473 or 800-277-7702.  You can also reach us at Here is a list of our carrier partners and their claim contact info should you prefer to report this directly to them:

TriSure Storm Catastrophe Reporting List

Hurricane Checklist

Build A Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Download the Recommended Supplies List (PDF)

Additional Emergency Supplies

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lense solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Maintaining Your Kit

After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers.
  • Replace expired items as needed.
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and vehicles.

  • Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
  • Vehicle: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

TriSure will be there for you in the event of a storm.  Our staff is ready to help you get your claim reported promptly and handled as quickly as possible.  While you can always call us at 919-469-2473, here is a list of numbers for our insurance partners as well.

Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – July 1, 2018 Deadline

The deadline of July 1, 2018, when specific employers must electronically submit information from their 2017 OSHA Form 300A, is quickly approaching.

Companies with 11 or more employees, whose individual establishments (generally single physical locations) are not partially exempt from keeping OSHA injury and illness records (see OSHA Fact Sheet 3746) — and who meet OSHA’s establishment level triggers (250 or more peak employees during 2017 at a location in any industry or 20 or more peak employees in certain “high hazard” industries) — are required to report 300A data for the affected locations. “Employees” in this context include part-time, seasonal and temporary employees supervised on a day-to-day basis.

The injury tracking application can be found on the OSHA ITA website. Once the account has been created,  data can be manually entered on a web form. Business owners with multiple locations and/or a large amount of data may want to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time.

Further instructions on how to file can be found on the OSHA website.

State Plans

OSHA had previously required reporting of location data only for locations in Federally administered and State administered OSHA plans that had adopted the new requirements. Federal OSHA has now asserted that employers in all States, including States that have not adopted the Federal regulation are required to report using the Federal ITA portal. States that initially did not adopt the federal regulation are as below.  Businesses with operations in these states that are required to report should check the status of their State’s adoption.

  • California (Cal/OSHA)
  • Washington (WA DLI, WISHA, or DOSH)
  • Maryland (MOSH)
  • Minnesota (MNOSHA)
  • South Carolina (SC OSHA)
  • Utah (UOSH)
  • Wyoming (WY OSHA)
  • Vermont (VOSHA)