Advantages and Disadvantages of the Emerging Telehealth Trend

May 6, 2019
Telehealth/telemedicine is being touted as a great innovation — the ability to talk to a provider any time of the day from home for little or no cost. There are advantages and disadvantages. If you sponsor a health care coverage plan for your employees, you might have considered the... Find out more »

Unlimited Vacation – Good Idea? or Too Many Headaches?

April 25, 2019
Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation time? Here are a few advantages, as well as pitfalls. Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation? Employees like it because they gain more time to relax and can come back to the office refreshed and ready to work. Employers, like you, can benefit,... Find out more »

How Employer-Sponsored Dental Insurance Supports Employees’ Overall Health

April 12, 2019
Employer-sponsored dental insurance can play an integral part in your employees’ health. Regular dental exams detect issues before they become big problems. Dentists gain insight into patients’ overall health by looking at the health of the mouth, teeth and gums. In addition, dental... Find out more »

Millennials – Changing the Health Care Landscape

March 27, 2019
Studies show that millennials are not interested in having a primary care doctor. They are looking to the Internet, urgent care and employers to help with their health care needs. Millennials are the 83 million Americans born from 1981 to 1996 and who are now 23 to 38. The U.S. Census Bureau... Find out more »

How to Determine Whether Your Voluntary Plans Fall Under Safe Harbor

March 12, 2019
Don’t assume you’re in compliance with the Voluntary Plans Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) safe harbor rules just because you don’t contribute to the cost of your employees’ voluntary benefits. ComplianceBug, LLC, a provider of online risk assessment and... Find out more »

Medical Trends That Will Affect Your Pocketbook

March 1, 2019
You don’t need a crystal ball to know that health care costs will continue to climb. According to PwC’s Health Research Institute, growth fluctuated between five and a half and seven percent the past five years and is expected to increase six percent this year. The good news is that the more... Find out more »

New Ways to Keep Health Care Benefit Costs Down

February 27, 2019
After salaries, Health care benefits are an employer’s largest employee-related expense, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A 2016 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) pegged the annual cost in 2016 at $8,669 for each employee. At the same time, employers are... Find out more »

Are You Ignoring Your Cyber Liability?

Less than 37 percent of small business owners feel they have adequate cyber liability insurance protection, according to a new study conducted by The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., and Forbes Insights. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has identified the main cyber risks... Find out more »

How to Prepare for Retirement – Beyond Saving Money

February 25, 2019
It’s never too soon — or too late — to plan for retirement and to take positive steps for saving money More than three out of five 65-year-olds are expected to reach age 80, according to the Social Security Administration — an increase of almost 50 percent from 50 years... Find out more »

Trending: New “Instant” Payroll App

Even employees who save money can run into a bit of financial trouble. A new payroll option might make their lives easier. ADP, Daily Pay, Kronos, Even and other online payroll administrators now give employers the option of offering their hourly employees access to their paychecks for work... Find out more »