Aliera Healthcare, a Sandy Springs-based company specializing in traditional and non-traditional healthcare plans, recently announced the promotions of Chase Moses to president and Shantanu Paul to chief operating officer. The promotions of Moses and Paul position the company for continued national growth and to meet increasing demand for its wide range of health plans.

Previously serving as Aliera’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Moses managed the company’s growth and development, increasing revenue and staff to more than $300 million and 300 employees, respectively, in three years.

A highly experienced healthcare industry professional, Paul most recently served as Aliera’s chief technology officer where he led design, development and implementation of technology systems and processes.

Merrill Lynch

New York-based Merrill Lynch, which has an Atlanta office in Buckhead, and Age Wave recently announced the findings from a new study – Early Adulthood: The Pursuit of Financial Independence.

The study takes an in-depth look at contemporary early adulthood (ages 18 to 34), including the often-challenging path to financial independence and ripple effects of debt. It found one in four early adults with a 401(k) have already made an early withdrawal – primarily to pay off credit card and student loan debt. It’s based on a sample of 2,700-plus early adults in the U.S.

Due to mounting debt, higher living costs and other hurdles, 80% of early adults said it’s harder to become financially independent than it ever was for prior generations.



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