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

Jill GouletEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resources

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

Matt BauerEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resources

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

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

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resources

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?

EditorBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resources

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 Resources

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

Changes from the Affordable Care Act in 2017 — What you need to know

Jill GouletEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resources, Risk Management

The Affordable Care Act is making some changes in 2017 and if you’re providing health insurance via a group plan you need to make sure you’re compliant. Here’s a quick guide to the main changes and what you need to do to ensure you meet all the new guidelines and regulations. Remember, we’re here to help, so if you have … Read More

Protect Your Healthcare Organization with a Strong Pre-Screening Process

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Human Resources

  Hiring is a complicated component of business that always opens a company to liability. Hiring an ineligible candidate doesn’t just risk fines and litigation,  it can also affect the organization’s brand, which can cause long-lasting financial damage. In the HireRight 2013 Spotlight, 56% of healthcare organizations said background screening improves the hiring process and protects the company from liability. Not … Read More

You’ve Hired Someone with a Questionable Record: What’s Next?

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resources, Risk Management

As a hiring manager, you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect candidate. In unsteady economic times like these, thousands of people can reply to the same job ad. It’s your duty to comb through them to find the best candidate for the position. However, all those phone calls to verify employment and forms to request database … Read More

Helping Your Employees Get the Most Out of Their Benefits – Part 2

Lori NewsomeEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resources

Employers know that carefully crafted benefits packages are an integral way to attract and keep the best talent. Employees are looking for more than base compensation: they want vacation time, retirement account access, on-the-job perks, and, of course, company subsidized health insurance. Benefits packages aren’t just bonuses. 41% of employers say their benefits are a key component of their employee … Read More

Beyond the Bonus: Powerful Ways to Reward Your Employees

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resources

A company or organization can only achieve success through the hard work and dedication of its employees. Those employees need to feel motivated and empowered to produce excellent work.  Finding ways to inspire employees is one of the challenges of today’s managers. The conventional solution is to throw money at the problem in the form of bonuses. The best managers … Read More