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The Cost of Poor Health Literacy

According to a report released by Accenture, poor healthcare literacy is contributing $4.8B a year to administrative costs alone. Even more alarming, a quarter of respondents have both a low understanding of the healthcare system and high spend conditions. This means many of the highest dollar claims are coming from those least capable of navigating […]

The Power of the Mid-Year Executive Briefing on Plan Performance

It seems to me that renewal is a fixation of every benefits advisor when it doesn’t have to be. You’re actually better positioned to serve the needs of your clients by shifting your focus to mid-year for a lot of reasons. See clearly You are able to present options without the pressure of a deadline. […]

Here’s What You Need To Do To Attract Talent in a Tight Market

The labor market is finally starting to pick up in most sectors. That’s good news for new college grads and those looking to move to another company. But if you’re an HR manager, it makes life much more difficult. Attracting top talent in a tight market is hard enough, let alone one in which top […]

How to Avoid a Leadership Onboarding Fail

Depending on the circumstances, introducing new leadership to your team is both exciting and challenging. Your new hire is highly qualified, motivated, and will likely be managing employees who may have been with your company for years prior to their arrival. They’re also highly paid and brought on to make a big impact. The risk […]

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Benefits

Over the years, the definition of employee benefits has changed. Benefits such as PTO (paid time off), insurance (including life, medical, dental, and disability) and a 401K are probably most familiar to you. These are the benefits we’ve come to accept as ‘the norm.’ But the list of all the options you can choose from […]

Demystifying Healthcare Plans and How to Choose One for Your Team

Offering your employees health care is either a legal obligation or an option; either way, there are many perks to providing it. A good benefits package can help you attract and retain top talent, maintain company morale and according to the CDC, even increase the productivity of your team. It could even land you on some […]

3 Important HR Decisions You Need to Make, Right Away

If you’re starting a new company, or your company has finally grown big enough to form an HR department, this article is for you. After setting up your office or celebrating the fact that you’ll no longer be handling day off requests yourself, the first thing you’ll need to do is figure out your vacation […]

How to Avoid a Leadership Onboarding Fail

Depending on the circumstances, introducing new leadership to your team is both exciting and challenging. Your new hire is highly qualified, motivated, and will likely be managing employees who may have been with your company for years prior to their arrival. They’re also highly paid and brought on to make a big impact. The risk […]

What It (Really) Means to be Fully Insured vs. Self-Insured

  Health insurance costs are rising at alarming rates. But the good news is that you actually have more options than you may think when it comes to offering health insurance to your employees. To start, it’s important to wrap your head around the difference between fully insured vs. self-insured health plans. Once you begin […]

What does hockey have to do with building a great company culture?

Many business leaders rely on their HR department to establish and maintain their company culture. There’s a common belief that wowing recruits with benefits like office ping pong tables or free lunches is what makes great culture. No one would argue that many employees love these benefits; who doesn’t appreciate free food, unlimited vacation days, and […]