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Form 5500: What You Need To Know

Attention Employers: Don't Miss Your Form 5500 Deadline! Here's a simplified breakdown of what you need to know about filing your employee benefit plan report: Who Needs to File? Employers subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) with employee benefit plans, unless exempt. What to File? Form 5500 (annual report) for each employee benefit [...]

Form 5500: What You Need To Know2024-06-14T12:55:32-05:00

Investing in Health Prevention and Wellness: A Smart Bet

The old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" rings truer than ever in today's world. While reactive healthcare plays a crucial role in treating illness, a growing emphasis is being placed on the power of health prevention and wellness. Investing in preventive measures and promoting overall well-being isn't just about [...]

Investing in Health Prevention and Wellness: A Smart Bet2024-05-31T15:46:08-05:00

Child Care Insecurity – The Cause

This is the first of a two-part series. One of the challenges we wrote about in The Big Book of HR, 10th Anniversary edition, was child care insecurity. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight continues to shine on the dysfunction of the child-care system in this country. It is a system characterized [...]

Child Care Insecurity – The Cause2024-05-28T15:29:32-05:00

Benefits 101: What Is Voluntary Life Insurance?

Life Insurance at Work: Your Guide to Voluntary Coverage We all juggle life’s different responsibilities, and ensuring our loved ones are financially secure in case of our passing should be a top priority. Life insurance offers a safety net but typically the amount of coverage included as a standard company-paid life insurance policy isn’t enough [...]

Benefits 101: What Is Voluntary Life Insurance?2024-05-21T14:07:13-05:00

Caring for Your Mental Health

Overview Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life. Self-care can play a role in maintaining your mental health and help support your treatment and recovery if you have a mental illness. How can I take [...]

Caring for Your Mental Health2024-05-17T14:09:14-05:00

Protect Your Mental Health with an EAP

Mental health isn’t just the absence of illness. It’s a continuum ranging from severe symptoms such as panic attacks and major depression to excellent mental strength and well-being. Sometimes you’re not ill, but you aren’t well either – and you need help.  If you’re feeling down about work or a problem in your life and [...]

Protect Your Mental Health with an EAP2024-05-13T10:25:25-05:00

Benefits Check-up: 6 Compliance Issues Affecting Your Clients’ Health

A health plan is more than a product or service; it’s a relationship. All productive and healthy relationships—especially in the benefits space—rely on trust. When an employer extends trust in a broker or insurance carrier to purchase something as critical as healthcare—for people as critical as their workers and families—we’re obligated to raise all factors [...]

Benefits Check-up: 6 Compliance Issues Affecting Your Clients’ Health2024-05-06T13:46:33-05:00

Navigating AI: A Guide for HR Professionals

What is AI? Artificial intelligence (better known as AI) is an umbrella term for a machine’s ability to make predictions, recommendations, decisions, and perform other tasks that would normally require human intelligence. Generative AI models, for instance, can create text, image, audio, and video in response to user prompts. ChatGPT is a kind of generative [...]

Navigating AI: A Guide for HR Professionals2024-05-02T20:29:14-05:00

Owning a Business? Don’t Get Caught in the Coverage Gap!

Running a business is exciting, but it also comes with responsibilities. One crucial responsibility is ensuring you have proper health insurance coverage. But for business owners, there can be a hidden gap in coverage – one you might not even realize exists. This gap arises from the interplay between workers' compensation and health insurance. Workers' [...]

Owning a Business? Don’t Get Caught in the Coverage Gap!2024-04-30T12:39:25-05:00

Benefits 101: What Is Hospital Indemnity Insurance?

No matter whether it is anticipated or unexpected, a hospital stay is expensive.  According to HealthCare.gov, the average 3-day hospital stay in the United States costs around $30,000.  Health insurance will cover some of the costs if you are admitted to the hospital, but you may have other out-of-pocket costs.  Hospital Indemnity Insurance can help [...]

Benefits 101: What Is Hospital Indemnity Insurance?2024-04-25T10:56:12-05:00
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