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5 Companies that Offer Incredible Employee Benefits

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Jun 29, 2016

Employee perks do matter. The modern employee wants more than a job; they want an experience. From paid vacation time to onsite health care, 57% of individuals report benefits and perks among top considerations before accepting a job.

So, if a company wants to attract and retain the best talent in the market, they’ll need to offer more than a competitive salary.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Benefits

The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay. What’s Next?

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Sep 18, 2015

Healthcare insurance has been one of the most talked about (and heated) discussions in the U.S. for the past few years, and especially of late in the presidential candidate debates.

Debates and confusion surrounding new standards resulting from the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) have divided citizens’ opinions on where they stand.

Regardless of your political affiliation or personal biases, U.S. citizens are responsible for understanding the essential facts surrounding healthcare and insurance in our country.  With the recent Supreme Court ruling to uphold the ACA, affordable health insurance is here to stay.

Below, we provide you with an overview of legislative changes resulting from the ACA, new insurance options available, changes since the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the legislation, and what is yet to come for you and your insurance provider.

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Topics: Benefits, Insurance News & Trends

How To Create A Wellness Program That Benefits All

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Sep 10, 2015

Employee wellness programs are growing in popularity.

According to the latest report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 74% of companies offer some type of wellness program. These programs are usually offered in one of three ways—screening, interventions, or a combination of both. Screenings include risk assessments intended to discover health issues, while interventions include weight loss programs, gym memberships, fitness trackers and more. 

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Topics: Business Insurance, Benefits

How to Align Employee Benefits with Business Growth

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Aug 05, 2015

As a business owner, growing your business to meet demand is a no-brainer—ramp up production, increase inventory storage and open a new store. But what happens when you need to scale your workforce and benefits program?

Hiring an employee is a long-term commitment for your business—the smaller the business, the greater the impact—and a decision you should carefully consider before collecting resumes. Here are a few steps to guide you and your team toward success.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Benefits

Easy Ways To Prevent Workplace Injuries—And Lower Business Insurance Costs

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Jul 20, 2015

“Workplace injury” probably conjures up images of manufacturing plants, construction sites, forestry and ice road trucking. But many employees face injury or illness at work, and often in less-than-obvious work environments.

According to the latest annual report from the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 3 million Americans suffered non-fatal on-the-job injuries in 2013. And 75.5% of those injuries occurred in service-providing industries.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Benefits