3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged at Work

MbauerBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

Employee engagement keeps the world turning when it comes to the workplace. There’s tremendous power in having a staff that actually likes each other, values involvement, and communicates well. Disengaged corporate climates remain all too prevalent in today’s workforce, however. In fact, a whopping 70% of employees surveyed by Gallup report that they are not engaged at work! Matters of … Read More

COBRA Refresher: 4 Important Notices That You Need to Know About

ShannonBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

COBRA Refresher

According to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (COBRA), employers who offer a group health plan for more than 20 employees must offer temporary continuous coverage to qualifying beneficiaries after qualifying events. A qualified beneficiary generally is an individual covered by a group health plan on the day before a qualifying event who is either an employee, the employee’s … Read More

Is Your Healthcare Plan Covering People It Shouldn’t?

Jill GouletBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance

If you provide an employer healthcare plan, it’s vital to ensure only the correct people are covered. Comprehensive healthcare insurance is one of the most important benefits you provide to employees, so keeping premiums down matters to everyone. One of the main causes of rising premiums and healthcare costs is when ineligible people continue to be covered on a healthcare … Read More

The Modern Office & Managing the Risk

ShannonEmployee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Risk Management, Uncategorized, Wellness Programs

Today’s employers are placing a premium on employee wellness and engagement. And rightfully so, hard working employees deserve some love. But in addition to doing right by their people, businesses that provide comprehensive wellness plans and lifestyle perks for their employees are realizing huge benefits from it. But with more unconventional and physical activities going on in the office, there … Read More

Health Insurance and Large Groups — Understand How Your Premiums Are Calculated

Jill GouletAffordable Care Act - ACA, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting

As an employer, one of the most valuable benefits you can offer to your employees is health insurance. For larger groups of 51 employees or more, you’ll likely have group health insurance coverage. This is a policy you’ll typically purchase from a broker (so you get the best deal) that you can then offer to all of your eligible employees. … Read More

Keeping Up With the Evolving Workplace

MbauerEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting, Wellness Programs

With the age of Millennials gaining a stronghold in the workforce comes the dawn of the modern workplace. Times are changing surrounding how we hire and train, what we do to retain employees, and the dynamics within the office environment itself. Employees are seeing companies through different lenses these days, and employers have to rethink their employee strategies in order … Read More

Millennials and Healthcare — What Are They Looking For?

Jill GouletAffordable Care Act - ACA, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Wellness Programs

As the fastest-growing generational group, millennials (people born between the mid-1980s and the turn of the century) are a vital part of a strong workforce. If you want to attract millennials to your business, it’s important to understand what they need and more importantly, what they want. In addition to a good salary and a positive work environment, the benefit … Read More

The Power of an Open Office Space: Good or Evil?

ShannonEmployee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting

Forward thinking iconic Silicon Valley organizations like Google and Facebook started the wave that is known as the open office space. The open office space is an office layout that removes all of the physical barriers between employees-No walls, no cubicles, just desks and people. Born from the spirit of collaboration (and a desire to maximize productivity per square foot) … Read More

Are you ready to comply with the new DOL Overtime Payment Rules?

adminBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). How does this rule affect your business? The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. The required … Read More

Making Healthcare Hit Home — How to Explain Group Benefits to Your Employees

Jill GouletEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

Group Benefits are both the most important and the most valued benefit provided by employers. American workers regularly cite healthcare as one of the main factors affecting their employment decisions – good or bad. A good group plan provides your people with peace of mind and helps them be happier and more confident in life and work.  In the end, … Read More