The Lure of Workplace Flexibility

July 16, 2019
The concept of a flexible workplace is based on the idea that it’s possible to work harder and smarter away from the office or during a shorter workweek. The question most employers have is, “Will it work?”   Supporters say the benefits of a flexible workplace... Find out more »

10 Tips for Your Hurricane Insurance Claim

July 12, 2019
Natural disasters—particularly hurricanes—can be extremely stressful to navigate, both throughout the storm itself and then following the event. After the wind has subsided and the rain has stopped, you’ll need begin the process of reporting your claim to your insurance agent... Find out more »

Meaningful Ways to Support an Aging Workforce

July 9, 2019
America’s workforce is aging rapidly — and it will have an impact on your business. Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964 and currently are between 55 to 75 years old. About 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day — a trend that started in 2011 — according to... Find out more »

Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of Low-Cost Health Benefit Plans

June 17, 2019
You want to save money on health care benefits and you’ve heard there are some great alternatives to traditional insurance. But which option is right for your company? CDHP or HDHP? And do you need an HSA, HRA or FSA account? Here’s a quick look at what each plan and account... Find out more »

Is Fitness Tracking for Better Health Worth the Risk of Losing Privacy?

June 13, 2019
Would you require or incentivize your employees to share data from their fitness trackers if it would significantly lower premiums and/or improve their health? In exchange for discounts, many insurance companies now offer interactive policies requiring members to share health data captured... Find out more »

Ways to Make Childcare Costs a Little More Affordable

May 22, 2019
Childcare can be an employee’s most expensive work-related expense. Fortunately, there is a benefit program you can offer that will at least provide tax relief to employees who use daycare providers. The program is the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP). If you can’t offer a... Find out more »

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 »