June 24, 2021

Market Insight: Where Are We?

Let’s flash back to June 29, 2007—a date that forever changed the world. Apple debuted its first iPhone and they sold 6.1 million1 units over the first year. Since then, they’ve sold an estimated 1.9 billion iPhones1. We are not reaching out to you today to talk about Apple, or iPhones, or sales results. What [...]

June 17, 2021

Inflation: Boogeyman or… is it Time to Boogie, Man?

As our country progresses towards full reopening, the headlines foretell of a re-emergent fear: inflation. Some of us can vividly remember the major economic repercussions of the 1970’s caused by runaway inflation, so it’s not unreasonable that inflation strikes a chord. Most of us would agree that in recent years, prices for pretty much everything [...]

June 10, 2021

10 Statistics About Mental Health Challenges

With the COVID-19 pandemic in its second year, now is a good time to examine the mental health challenges posed in 2020. See how they’ve impacted Americans’ physical health, and how employers are reacting to and creating positive solutions for the benefit of their employees. Whether it’s the increased isolation of remote office environments, anxiety [...]

June 3, 2021

Greetings from Council 2021!

Hear directly from Curtis Farmer, Executive Director for Alliance Benefits, about his week in Nashville, Tennessee for Council 2021 and the great experiences he’s had so far interacting with the Alliance family. If you have health or retirement plan-related questions and would like to meet with or talk to Curtis before Council ends, there’s still [...]

January 6, 2021

A Year-End Market Commentary

A century ago, during the Spanish Flu of 1918, the world had approximately 1.5 billion people. This virus infected roughly 500 million, a full 1/3 of the entire global population. Ultimately and tragically, the Spanish Flu took the lives of an estimated 50 million people worldwide. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 certainly did not come near that [...]

December 22, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 Wherever you are today, we find great joy in knowing that we are together in heart, celebrating the birth of our Savior—our hope, strength, and light. Those of us here [...]

November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving Wishes

Dear friends, As we approach Thanksgiving, we take time to recognize the goodness of God amidst the challenges of these trying days. I’m reminded of Psalm 27, where David cries out to God in verse 3, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear.” We have been “besieged” by so many things this [...]

October 22, 2020

Tips for Traveling During a Pandemic

Stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions have been relaxed in many places around the U.S. and in some overseas vacation destinations, as well. As the holidays approach, many Americans will want to take advantage of the opportunity to travel for the first time in months. If you are planning a trip, here’s what you should know. [...]

August 11, 2020

Feeling COVID-Weary (Still)?

If life still feels upside down, that’s because it is. Summer weather didn’t slow down the coronavirus. Many parts of our lives continue to feel like a roller coaster ride: school is on, then it’s off; places are open, then they’re closed; and worries about work, finances, social unrest and loved ones alone in nursing [...]

June 16, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Amendments

The amendments were signed into law on Friday, June 5, 2020. Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final rules. In the latest development, Congress passed [...]

April 22, 2020

Great Commission Day

Dear Alliance Family, As we do our very best to support our Alliance workers, both here in the United States and around the world, I want to personally invite you to be a part of something very exciting. Great Commission (GC) Day is a celebration of what God is doing through the worldwide work of [...]

April 9, 2020

Gift of Salvation

As we reflect on Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the truth and gift of salvation. During these unusual and unique circumstances, we hope you can cling tighter to His promises, and in that, find everything else you need. Thank you for serving in the position the Lord has strategically placed you [...]

March 10, 2020

Are You Anxious or Depressed?

Know the Signs to Find Relief If you feel anxious or depressed, you are not alone. Everyone feels down or anxious from time to time. It’s a normal response to stress and other situations that arise in our lives. But ongoing feelings of depression and anxiety may signal a problem. In 2017, an estimated 17.3 [...]

December 23, 2019

Gift of the Christ Child

Intentional: (adj.) Done on purpose. Deliberate. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about this word, “intentional.”  Particularly, I’ve been thinking about how it relates to this season. How we set aside this time of year with intention to remember the gift of the Christ Child to a broken world – a world in desperate need [...]

December 12, 2019

Christmas Traditions

It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. This week we thought it would be fun for the Alliance Benefits team to share with you some of our fondest Christmas recipes from over the years. Recipes that stir up memories or have been passed down from [...]

November 20, 2019

His Hand in Every Season

We rejoice in the Lord’s provision over these past few years and praise Him for the ways we’ve seen His hand in every situation and season of life. The Alliance Benefits team is privileged to serve the Alliance family and works daily with those in all different kinds of circumstances. We thought it would be [...]

February 5, 2019

Is Breaking News Breaking You?

How to Stay Informed while Minimizing Stress Almost two-thirds of all Americans say that the daily news causes them stress, according to an American Psychological Association (APA) survey. Feeling anxious, depressed, hopeless, irritable and worn out are some of the symptoms of “headline stress disorder,” a phrase coined by psychologist Steven Stosny. Since we no [...]

January 10, 2019

Managing Your Weight

For a Healthy Body and Mind Carrying excess weight takes a toll on every part of the body. It affects walking, breathing, sleeping and mood, and can have a negative impact on quality of life. Being overweight can also increase the risk of developing serious medical conditions. The risk might rise from the stress the [...]