Workers’ Comp Market Stable, but Uncertainty Looms

January 21, 2021
Workers’ Comp Market Stable, but Uncertainty Looms As 2021 approached, Workers’ Compensation insurance was a national outlier in an otherwise hard market for Property and Casualty insurance, showing only a narrow range between moderate decreases and increases in rates while remaining... Find out more »

Amid Pandemic, Insurance Concerns Add to Restaurants’ Woes

January 19, 2021
Aside from healthcare and long-term care, is there an industry that’s been more adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than the restaurant business? As if restricted capacity, fears of community spread, vacated local offices and a battered economy weren’t enough to endanger... Find out more »

Compliance Matters: Is Our Health FSA an Excepted Benefit?

Don't miss our blog series, Compliance Matters! In the blog below, you'll learn more about the Health FSAs. Download this article. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires healthcare flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) to be considered an “excepted benefit” to... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Fighting the Winter Blues, Kids & Politics and Free Kindness

January 18, 2021
When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free... Find out more »

Employment Practices Insurance in Volatile Times

January 14, 2021
On January 12, 2021, the United States recorded a record 4,250 deaths due to COVID-19 while the Trump administration announced an accelerated schedule for administering vaccines to fight the disease. For employers already navigating the novel and challenging landscape created by the... Find out more »

2021 Insurance Strategy for Healthcare Providers: Managing the Unknowns

January 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a tremendous number of unknowns for the healthcare industry.  Will revenue ever be back to pre COVID-19 levels? How will telehealth impact the marketplace as it becomes the new industry standard?  What malpractice losses will be realized with... Find out more »

9 Areas of Focus for HR Right Now – Part 7

January 11, 2021
Thanks for joining us on this nice little reflective exercise. There has been so much news to keep up with this year, that we thought it would be helpful to put pen to paper on our key COVID-19 takeaways. We hope our numbers 1 through 6 provided some food for thought, and also some helpful advice.... Find out more »

Weekly Wellbeing Resources: Workplace Burnout, Online Workout Classes and More

When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free... Find out more »

Amid Heightened Risks, Cyber Insurance a Value Despite Hardened Market

January 7, 2021
Like the Property and Casualty insurance market in general, the market for Cyber Liability Insurance was already hardening when 2020 began. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Offices emptied, their former occupants shifting to work-at-home arrangements, including remote access to company networks.... Find out more »

Compliance Matters: Specified Illness or Fixed Indemnity Plan Premiums – To Tax or Not to Tax?

Don't miss our blog series, Compliance Matters! In the blog below, you'll learn more about the Specified Illness or Fixed Indemnity Plan Premiums. Download this article. Myth: Specified illness and fixed indemnity plan premiums may not be paid on a pretax basis. These... Find out more »