What benefits options do your employees value?

Throughout the year, we talk to different employees in different companies about what matters most to them in a benefits program. What do they want to see and what would make types of benefits would make them leave their current employer? In most of our conversations, these are the most common responses:

How Your Health Plan May Be Affected by Rising Costs

COVID-19 continues to have a negative impact on the cost of care. For example: Hospital operating margins were in the negative the first two months of 2022, as a result of decreasing inpatient stays and a sluggish return to outpatient services. Labor costs continue to increase due to a widespread labor shortage, particularly of nursing […]

Promote Healthy Habits & Overall Well-Being

There’s more to investing in your employees’ well-being than doctor visits and co-pays. Intoday’s tough labor market, employers need to show prospective employees that their benefitspackage focuses on the whole person, not just the standard fare. One great way of showing you care about your employees is by offering Lifestyle SpendingAccounts (LSAs). These are fully […]

The 4 Ps of Communications

What is the number one skill employees feel lacks in their manager?  It’s communication.  And 97% of workers believe that communication impacts tasks every day.  Internal communications is about giving your staff the big picture and the tools to collaborate.  It helps show employees in different departments they are all part of the same endeavor, […]

6 Ways to Support Employee Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Recent statistics show mental health problems are now more common, affecting millions.  21% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2020 – that’s 1 in 5 adults 5.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2020 – representing 1 in 20 adults Having policies and practices in place to support your […]

Time for a compliance check.

This feels like a good time in the year for a compliance check. Some businesses are starting to bring employees back to the office, either full-time or on a hybrid basis. If you fall in to this category, or even if you don’t, take a moment to scan the compliance horizon and make sure everything […]

Risk Free Festivities

Ringing in Risk Free Festivities Some companies are “Christmas companies” and others are “holiday companies”. However your organization chooses to celebrate this season, here are tips to minimize your risk and maximize the cheer. Easy on the cocktails In today’s culture of in-office beer taps and wine bars, if you have an on-site holiday gathering, […]

Ready for open enrollment?

It’s time for open enrollment. This edition of HR Brief Newsletter discusses tips for preparing for open enrollment with a hybrid workforce, and provides details on how employers have even more time to submit equal employment opportunity (EEO-1) workforce data from 2019 and 2020. Don’t just think about benefits in October. Open enrollment is something […]