Posts by Jon Greif

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  1. Voluntary Benefits: A win-win approach to offering an attractive benefits plan

    In the era of health care reform, high-deductible health plans significantly increased health care costs to most employees. It is important to consider how an accident might affect their month-to-month budgets. Even with a comprehensive major medical plan, they could still face substantial out-of-pocket expenses.

  2. A Little Known Strategy: How to Save Tax Dollars and Improve Your Employee Benefits Plan

    A huge component of running a successful business is incentivizing and retaining good employees. Most employers create this incentive by offering quality benefits packages, which boost employee morale, minimize turnover rate, support healthier lifestyles, lead to better job performance and ultimately improve the profitability of the business. However, in light of the healthcare reform, attractive […]

  3. Telehealth: A Powerful New Tool for Controlling Costs and Increasing Productivity

    In this era of requirements and changes associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), keeping costs down while still providing a competitive benefits package has become a constant struggle for large and mid-sized employers. The two most common means of controlling costs—neither of them particularly palatable—have been (1) lowering the level of coverage for employees […]

  4. Employers: Do Your Homework Before You Buy Long-Term Disability Insurance

    Being a smart buyer of long-term disability insurance (LTD) for your company is about more than just up-front costs — it’s about providing income refuge for the employee and a compassionate and cost-effective path to separation for the employer while reducing liability. We’ll review key aspects of a well-crafted LTD plan, including getting the injured […]

  5. Health Savings Account (HSA): Debunking the Myths

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which is unfortunate because of the unparalleled benefits of this type of account. I work with hundreds of organizations, helping them to build employee benefits plans, and confusion often arises when discussing HSAs. To cut through the confusion, I’m going to outline […]

  6. Traveling? What You Should Know About Overseas Health Claims

    The last thing most people want to spend time thinking about when planning a dream trip is health insurance.