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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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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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3 Ways to Offer Primary Care to Employees

October 4, 2022

Primary care is a hot topic today in employee benefits and the broader healthcare space. Let’s start by defining Primary Care as when an employee has a relationship with a team of medical providers to access urgent care, chronic care, preventative care, and more. The reason primary care is in the news today is that …

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How to Use your Benefits as a Competitive Advantage in Recruiting

September 27, 2022

As most of you are aware, there is a large labor shortage in our market due to the pandemic and many other situations. When you look at the different industries; transportation, manufacturing, education, health care, and social assistance have been impacted the most and have the largest amount of job openings. On average these industries …

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Suicide Prevention Awareness: John’s Story

September 20, 2022

** Trigger Warning for Suicide. Call theĀ 988 Suicide & Crisis LifelineĀ if you need to talk with someone ** This year marked 21 years since my dad was set to finally coach my Little League team for the first time. It also marks 21 years since he died by suicide. It was March 2001, and my …

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Private Equity Investors Can Use Benefits to Grow Asset Value

September 6, 2022

Whether you’re a private equity professional, acquisition entrepreneur, or any other professional investor, you understand the need to measure every dollar in a business and make sound, strategic, data-driven investment and operational decisions. And if you’re looking to grow and scale a business, one of your primary concerns is human capital. How are you getting …

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The Importance of Including Wellness Programs in your Benefit Plan

August 30, 2022

As many would agree, the biggest asset a company can have is healthy employees. The million-dollar question is what you, as the employer, can do to create and promote the correct environment to nourish your employees. For starters, implementing the correct wellness program for your employees is key. The questions we see as advisors are; …

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Self-Funded Health Insurance for Dummies: Self-Funding FAQ

August 24, 2022

So, you’re thinking about self-funding your health plan, or maybe you have a self-funded plan but you’re not quite exactly sure how it works. Good news for you! Welcome to the LBL Group’s Self-Funded Health Insurance for Dummies, a FAQ for self-funding your health plan. We’ve collected the information below as a quick reference guide …

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