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About Steve Byrd

Area VP, Health & Welfare Consultant - Steve plays a key role within HCW serving as an Area VP, Health & Welfare Consultant. Steve’s high integrity, diligent and conscientious manner is his key to providing our clients with exceptional service and exciting results.
19 11, 2018

Don’t Let Technology Take the “Human” out of Human Resources

By |November 19th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Don’t Let Technology Take the “Human” out of Human Resources

These dDon’t let technology take the “human” out of Human Resourcesays, everywhere we turn, we are inundated with opportunities to automate our lives.  The employee benefits arena is no different.

Employees have access to enrollment tools that can provide an overview of [...]

19 09, 2018

New Trends in Leave Policies

By |September 19th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on New Trends in Leave Policies

New Trends in Leave PoliciesThere has been a recent push for employers to consider offering paid bereavement leave. While most employers do acknowledge the need for time off to mourn the loss of a family member, currently, there are no federal laws [...]

25 06, 2018

How Low Unemployment May Be Impacting Your Company

By |June 25th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on How Low Unemployment May Be Impacting Your Company

How Low Unemployment May Be Impacting Your CompanyUnemployment has recently hit an all-time low falling below 4%. While this is great news, an unemployment rate this low also significantly shrinks a candidate pool.

So what are companies doing to attract [...]

24 04, 2018

Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare Industry

By |April 24th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare Industry

Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare IndustryDid you miss out on the profits of early-adopters of BitCoin? Well, those profits have subsided as of late. However, it’s not too late to take advantage of the growing technology of blockchain.

What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain [...]

31 01, 2018

The CHIP Extension: Potential Impacts for Employers

By |January 31st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The CHIP Extension: Potential Impacts for Employers

The CHIP Extension Potential Impacts for Employers As the federal government has worked to negotiate a funding resolution, the last several months have brought uncertainty around potential changes to the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). One successful program that was under [...]

21 11, 2017

Five Tips to Help Employees Maximize Their 401k Contributions

By |November 21st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Five Tips to Help Employees Maximize Their 401k Contributions

Help Your Employees Get the Most out of Your 401(k)There is often a struggle to provide employees with a quality benefits package at a cost they can afford and continue to run a profitable company. As benefit costs continue to increase, employers [...]

12 09, 2017

The Impact of Opioid Abuse on Employers

By |September 12th, 2017|Health Management|Comments Off on The Impact of Opioid Abuse on Employers

The Impact of Opioid Abuse on EmployersThe United States tops the world in drug deaths. More people died from overdoses in 2015 than car accidents and gun violence. Employers are not isolated from these results. One senior manufacturing manager describes this [...]

11 07, 2017

New Trends in Wearable Healthcare Technology

By |July 11th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on New Trends in Wearable Healthcare Technology

New Trends in Wearable Healthcare TechnologyAs our population continues to age, correlating with increased prevalence of chronic conditions, the importance of monitoring vital-signs is becoming ever more essential to maintaining appropriate health levels.  Over the past few years, wearable technologies that track [...]

5 04, 2017

The Telecommuting Paradox: Work Perk or Innovation Sacrifice?

By |April 5th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Telecommuting Paradox: Work Perk or Innovation Sacrifice?

Telecommuting As employers continue to evaluate perks for their employees, telecommuting ranks as one of the more popular options.  Currently, remote workers make up about 25% of the overall workforce, while nearly 40% of the workforce has worked in some [...]

6 03, 2017

The Fight To Rein In Pharmaceutical Costs

By |March 6th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Fight To Rein In Pharmaceutical Costs

The Fight To Reign In Pharmaceutical CostsRising pharmaceutical prices have been the subject of conversation for a while now.  There were many conversations during the recent Presidential race and many ideas around how to curb these costs.  It appears [...]

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