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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

8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget

Free and low-cost employee benefits are perks that don't cost you much financially. These perks are often simple to provide and help enhance an existing employee benefits package. Including non-traditional benefits in a job offer shows employees your values; they’re a promise to both current and potential employees that you’ll support them and treat them [...]

8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget2024-04-15T10:29:48-05:00

Navigating the Future of HR: Leveraging LLMs for Advanced Skills Management

In our journey through the evolving landscape of the skills-first economy, we have uncovered the pivotal role of skills in shaping the future of work. Our initial article, "Adapting to the Skills-First Economy: An Introduction," laid the groundwork by emphasizing the significance of a skills-based organization (SBO) and the transformative power of skills taxonomies. We [...]

Navigating the Future of HR: Leveraging LLMs for Advanced Skills Management2024-04-12T09:45:20-05:00

Health Insurance Basics

Does a Health Plan Typically Pay for Services from Any Doctor? Not always. Some types of plans encourage or require consumers to get care from a specific set of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical service providers who have entered into contracts with the plan to provide items and services at a negotiated rate. The [...]

Health Insurance Basics2024-04-01T10:44:12-05:00

Health Insurance Basics: Part 3

Insurance Costs Consumers typically pay the following types of costs when they have insurance. Premium: The premium is an amount of money a consumer pays for a health insurance plan. The consumer and/or their employer usually make this payment bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. The premium must be paid regardless of how many services, if [...]

Health Insurance Basics: Part 32024-03-27T14:30:52-05:00
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