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The Holiday Stress

November 22, 2022

The holidays can be very stressful for many, 64% of respondents to a NAMI survey said their mental health worsened around the holidays. The holidays can be a lonely and anxious time for many. Also, as inflation worsens and the cost of living increases the stress of gift-giving, groceries, travel expenses etc. can heighten this …

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

November 18, 2022

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020 cases of diabetes have risen to an estimated 37 million (or 1 in 10 people in the U.S.).  November is National Diabetes Month and is a great time to bring attention to this …

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Takeaways from the 2022 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey

November 14, 2022

Kaiser Family Foundation (No affiliation with Kaiser Permanente) released its 24th annual survey of trends in employer-sponsored coverage. This survey is a great resource for benefits and financial professionals to better understand what’s happening in the employee benefits space, particularly among premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, offer rates, wellness programs, and employer practices. Increased cost …

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Engagement Across All 5 Generations in the Workforce

November 8, 2022

The first step to creating a great culture with ample amounts of engagement is knowing your workforce. Currently, there are 5 generations in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Each has a unique management style and looks for different benefits from their company. Below is an overview of what each …

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Workplace Wellbeing: 5 Recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General

November 2, 2022

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, recently released the Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Wellness to set a new standard for expectations of employers. In this new normal, Human Resources leaders must take some responsibility for the wellbeing of those who work in their organization. The report is comprehensive and includes research and data supporting the …

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Takeaways from the 2022 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey

October 31, 2022

Employer health insurance costs are rising, and employees at small companies bear a greater burden than their counterparts at large employers, according to the 2022 KFF Employer Health Benefits survey. On average, employees at small companies pay $2,000 more for family coverage and face deductibles that are $1,000 higher. This report highlights the disparities in …

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ASO vs Independent TPA

October 25, 2022

Yes, both are self-funding options, but what is the better solution for your high healthcare costs? Let’s first review the definitions. ASO (Administrative Services Only) – an arrangement in which a company funds its own employee benefit plan, such as a health insurance program while purchasing only administrative services from the insurer. This alternative funding …

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Why Data Privacy is Necessary in Today’s World

October 24, 2022

An unfathomable excess of online data is generated every day as the global economy churns; individuals take to social media; and modern life strives to keep pace with advancing technology. Securing that data is rapidly becoming a necessity as companies recognize it as an asset and realize the potential value in collecting, using, and sharing …

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Effective Leadership Begins with You

October 21, 2022

There may not be an “I” in team, but there is an “I” in disengaged. What does this have to do with leadership? Well, regardless of what, why and where you lead, you — as the leader — are directly responsible for the engagement of those who follow you.  It’s up to you to decide …

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Should You Join a PEO?

October 18, 2022

With the January 1st and year-end renewals coming up, employers are looking to find cost savings and the best programs for employees. One option that has lovers and haters is a PEO or Professional Employment Organization. A PEO has some real technical definitions to know – let’s save that for another time. Let’s just summarize it as when …

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