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Suicide Prevention Awareness: John’s Story

September 20, 2022

** Trigger Warning for Suicide. Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 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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Gen Z: Is Quiet Quitting a Problem or a Wake-Up Call?

September 19, 2022

Many young employees from Gen Z are taking to TikTok to express their frustration about the workplace and profess their practice of quiet quitting. Essentially, they are remaining at their jobs and still receiving paychecks and benefits, but they are sticking strictly to their the job descriptions and maintaining precise schedules. On social media, some …

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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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The Alternatives to the Fully Insured Marketplace: Level-Funded vs. Self-Funded

September 13, 2022

With rising healthcare costs in the fully insured market employers should be looking at alternatives to their health plans. Level-funding and Self-funding options allow more than just cost containment but control. However, there are a few key differences between the two that are extremely important but are often overseen.   For starters, a level-funded plan …

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4 Ways to Recession-Proof HR

September 8, 2022

By all accounts, the United States is likely heading into a recession. Already, the country experienced two consecutive quarters of declining gross domestic product (GDP), which is a red flag. Other signs include inflation, the cooling down of venture capitalist’s investment, a declining stock market, and varying interest rates. However, a strong job market persists, which …

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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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6 Ways to Help Employees Combat Burnout

August 12, 2022

Respondents to the latest State of HR report list burnout as the greatest consequence of the pandemic. In fact, the Great Resignation lingers, in part, because the burnout has gotten worse. Now, companies are facing inflation, the yanking of job offers, and the possibility of layoffs. While they are tightening their belts and being far more cautious, their workers …

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