Employee Benefits

22 11, 2017

Fun Ways to Maintain Your HR Certification

By |November 22nd, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Fun Ways to Maintain Your HR Certification

Fun Ways to Maintain Your HR CertificationAs we approach the end of 2017, it’s important to stay on track with all the required continuing education to keep your HR certifications current.

After the highly publicized split between the Society of Human Resources [...]

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 [...]

13 11, 2017

Is It Time to Evaluate Your PTO Policy?

By |November 13th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Is It Time to Evaluate Your PTO Policy?

Is It Time to Evaluate Your PTO PolicyAs an employee benefits consultant, I am starting to get more and more questions around PTO (paid time off) policies and best practices. Employers are considering making changes to their PTO policies as a way [...]

1 11, 2017

With an Aging Workforce – Have You Given Your Benefit Plan a Proper Checkup?

By |November 1st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on With an Aging Workforce – Have You Given Your Benefit Plan a Proper Checkup?

Have You Given Your Benefit Plan a Proper CheckupIn the past, most individuals looked forward to an early retirement, or at the very least, retiring when they turned 65. However, new statistics show that many Americans are working past age 65. [...]

3 10, 2017

Next Big Trend in Benefits: Student Loan Repayment

By |October 3rd, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Next Big Trend in Benefits: Student Loan Repayment

Next Big Trend in Benefits_ Student Loan RepaymentBecause millennials account for as much as 35% of the working population, employers are seeking ways to recruit and retain this growing part of their employee base. However, these younger workers, many of whom came [...]

15 09, 2017

States Protecting Consumers Against Balance Bills

By |September 15th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on States Protecting Consumers Against Balance Bills

States Protecting Consumers Against Balance BillsMany healthcare consumers have experienced going to the hospital to receive care after checking that the hospital selected was in the carrier’s network, only to later discover that one of the doctors who provided care was considered [...]

12 09, 2017

Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

By |September 12th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

As we enter the busiest time of year for benefit renewals, it’s important to consider these three guidelines that can make the renewal process go smoothly for you and your employees.

1.  Get a Head Start

One [...]

12 09, 2017

Employee Wellness: Are You Adapting Your Plans to Remain Relevant?

By |September 12th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Employee Wellness: Are You Adapting Your Plans to Remain Relevant?

Taking a Pulse on Your Employee Healthcare_ Are You Adapting Your Plans to Remain Relevant“Uncertainty” tends to be the common word that best describes how employees and employers feel about healthcare these days. Based on a recent study “Wellness in the [...]

8 08, 2017

Can Better Health Insurance Literacy Reduce Employer Medical Costs?

By |August 8th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Can Better Health Insurance Literacy Reduce Employer Medical Costs?

health insurance literacyHealth literacy – understanding your health status and how to navigate our ever-complex healthcare system – has been an important topic for healthcare consumers for years. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and development of public exchanges, [...]

4 08, 2017

COBRA and Severance Agreements – A Gift or a Curse?

By |August 4th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on COBRA and Severance Agreements – A Gift or a Curse?

COBRA and Severance Agreements – A Gift or a Curse?Employers sometimes allow former employees to remain on their health insurance plan for some period of time after termination of employment at no cost or reduced cost to the terminated employee.  While this [...]

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