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Financial Fitness for the New Year

January 18, 2023

It’s often thought that having money leads to happiness.  While that’s not necessarily true, being financially secure does create a sense of well-being which impacts your mental and physical health.  To address our whole health in 2023, we need to understand the relationship between financial and physical wellness. Inflation, at 7.1%, has made financial stress …

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Top Benefit Trends for 2023

January 6, 2023

A hot labor market that has seen scores of employees leave their jobs for new and better opportunities has HR and benefits leaders planning to up the ante when it comes to benefits that sway workers to stay. But at the same time, employers also are aware of soaring costs and inflation concerns and are …

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Tis the Season for Holiday Wellness

December 12, 2022

The holidays are often the busiest time of the year for a lot of people which can make it hard to stay mentally and physically healthy.  With a little intentionality and understanding, you can fully enjoy the holidays while keeping your health in mind. 6 Tips to Make Your Holidays Brighter: Get Enough Sleep Sleep …

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What Employees Want: Praise and Recognition

November 29, 2022

“What gets recognized gets reinforced, and what gets reinforced gets repeated.” -Unknown In today’s ultra-competitive work environment, the companies with the winning edge are the ones that have the best-trained and well-skilled staff. However, even the best employees cannot perform well (or may even jump ship) when they are not motivated enough. Praise and recognition …

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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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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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How to Make the Most Out of Open Enrollment

October 3, 2022

Choosing the right benefits during open-enrollment season is so important and can help save money. It can also give individuals and families broader support with their health. Benefits like medical coverage are particularly important with high inflation having such a big impact on people’s budgets. A survey by UnitedHealthcare found that nearly 40% of employees …

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Retirement Savings Tips: Stop Worrying and Start Saving

September 30, 2022

According to most retirement savings statistics, saving for retirement is something a lot of people put on the backburner.  Until it is too late, that is. For some people, the reason is that they are simply living paycheck to paycheck, so there isn’t much left to put aside. Others have some leftover money after covering …

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What Employees Want: Financial Wellness

September 15, 2022

“Financial Wellness” is getting a lot of buzz these days — and for good reason!  After all, today’s workforce is overwhelmed by mounting student debt and other rising expenses. Financial wellness refers to a person’s overall financial health and is one of many factors that makes up employee wellbeing.  We often think of wellbeing as …

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Controlling Employee Benefit Costs Amidst Inflation

August 29, 2022

Inflation is a silent budget killer- it causes everything to go up, from your groceries to your gas, as the purchasing power of money decreases.  Americans are feeling the pinch as the U.S. experiences the highest inflation level in 40 years. Inflation has been particularly frustrating for Americans who are struggling to pay for items …

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