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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 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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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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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 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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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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