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Paid Family Leave a Standard Benefit?

By on Mar 31, 2017 in Employee Benefits |

Both left and right have suggested concepts for paid family leave. This is an outcome of the fact that most Americans support some form of federally mandated family-leave law. It may be surprising for business owners and managers to hear that the U.S. is the only developed country that doesn’t offer guaranteed time off for parents and other caregivers. But there is...

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Encouraging Healthy Eating in the Workplace Pays Dividends!

By on Mar 10, 2017 in Employee Benefits |

Have you thought about a workplace wellness program? They can be extremely helpful in creating a happy & healthy workforce. They can also result in decreasing sick days while creating significant gains in productivity. One important aspect of a good wellness program is helping employees learn how to make healthy and balanced eating decisions. Helping team...

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Paid Time Off & Parental Leave Make Employers More Competitive

By on Jan 27, 2017 in Employee Benefits |

To remain competitive in a tightening employment market, companies are increasing the amount of PTO (paid time off) given to workers. This is especially true for parental leave. Another major adjustment becoming popular is a change how paid leave is structured. We’ll start with that first. Companies are realizing they have to innovate to be competitive employers....

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Best of 2016: Health Tops Retirement in Financial Resolutions

By on Jan 1, 2017 in Employee Benefits |

Life expectancy is increasing, Social Security benefits are shrinking, and a recent study shows that 54 percent of Americans have too little saved to ensure an adequate income stream after they collect their last paycheck. Given these facts, you’d expect more of your workers’ New Year’s resolutions to focus on retirement—but that’s not the case. According to the New...

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Mitigate Your Exposure to ACA Penalties

By on Dec 6, 2016 in Employee Benefits |

While the current political landscape suggests changes may be looming for the Affordable Care Act, it is important to ensure you are aware of the law in its current state and what penalty risks you may face. The most complicated component of the ACA for most companies is the Shared Responsibility requirement. It requires people to secure a minimum level of health...

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Compliance Priorities for Next Year’s Benefits Plan

By on Oct 5, 2016 in Employee Benefits, Uncategorized |

Open enrollment for individual and family healthcare plans for 2017 is rapidly approaching. It begins on November 1, and many employers choose a similar timeline when allowing workers to sign up for, or make changes to, their participation in the company’s benefits offerings. As such, now is a vital time to review your benefits package and ensure your plans are in...

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