Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. Retain Talent by Recognizing Employees from Afar

    Recognizing employees is key to retain star performers, which is even more critical during this pandemic. But showing appreciation could be more difficult with many businesses shifting to remote work. In this post I’ll discuss the importance of employee appreciation as a retention tool, especially during COVID, and provide five ideas on how to do […]

  2. The COVID-19 Vaccine — Know the Facts!

    After almost a year of enduring the pandemic, the first phase of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. For many, this provides hope and relief, while for others, it is anxiety-provoking. We hope that this piece will answer your questions about the vaccines currently being offered (as of 1/13/2021) and put your mind at ease […]

  3. PSA In Good Health January 2021 Tips

    Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, cold and flu season is upon us. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer for ways to naturally boost your immune system to keep it in tip-top shape to fight infection and disease.

  4. Additional COVID Relief in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Benefit Minute)

    On December 27th, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the Act) into law.  The Act funds the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year and provides additional COVID relief.  This Benefit Minute provides an overview of benefit and payroll provisions in the Act.

  5. Benefit Plan and Payroll Limits for 2021 (Benefit Minute)

    The table below details the 2021 and 2020 limitations for qualified plans and other benefit related items.  

  6. PSA In Good Health December 2020 Tips

    2020 has been a tough year, but did you know that practicing gratitude helps our brains feel better? Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer for some ways to show gratitude on a regular basis and the science behind the habit.

  7. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Affordable Care Act (Benefit Minute)

    On November 10, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the ongoing case of Texas v. California. The litigation centers on whether the individual mandate imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains constitutional after elimination of the related tax penalty, and what impact finding it unconstitutional would have on the remainder of the ACA.

  8. 5 Business Solutions to the Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

    As medical plan premiums increase and employees are prescribed high-cost specialty drugs, which normally treat complex or rare chronic conditions, employers are left wondering about solutions to the rising costs of prescription drugs in their health plans.  

  9. Managing Chronic Conditions to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    COVID-19 symptoms can vary widely. While many may experience little to no symptoms, the impact for some is long-term and life-threatening. With COVID-19 cases still rampant and coinciding with flu season in the United States, health experts have continued to express the importance of proper protection and unnecessary risk avoidance. This advice is particularly crucial for individuals with chronic health conditions because they are more susceptible to infections due to an already weakened immune system and organs unable to fight the virus.