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 […]

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 […]