Category Archives: Small Business

How Much Do Healthcare Expenses Really Cost U.S. Companies?

Healthcare and the costs are a thorny issue, to say the least. Stories of once-successful companies that watched as their healthcare premiums rose by 25% in just a couple of years are common. Not only has legislation such as the Read the full article…

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4 Secrets to Retaining the Best Employees

There was a time when retaining the best employees simply meant hiring them. It was only a generation ago when employees commonly stayed with their employers for long enough to get married, have children and send them to college. Today, Read the full article…

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How is the PPACA Really Funded?

2016 has been an important year for ensuring compliance with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Such compliance has meant new forms and, in many cases, exploring new options for covering employees. Naturally, many Americans are asking Read the full article…

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3 Ways to Assess the Value of Your Benefits Program

There are many articles out there advising employees on how to assess the value of their particular benefits package. But there are few guides telling benefits administrators how to assess and measure the value of their overall program. Not all Read the full article…

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Are you up on HHS Benefit and Payment Parameters?

The latest update to the benefit and payment parameters for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been published and contains very important information relevant to employer and group health plans. Every year, the Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS) Read the full article…

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6 Common Employee Questions about ACA Information Forms, Asked and Answered

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of new reporting requirements that employers must meet. This means employees are receiving new forms– and, naturally, they have questions. Note: On December 28, 2015, in Notice 2016-04, the IRS extended the Read the full article…

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Career Pathing

Career pathing is a structured, comprehensive development planning process intended to help employees visualize their career potential within a company.  The process requires employees to take an honest look at their career goals, skills, needed knowledge, experience and personal characteristics. Read the full article…

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Say Hello to Generation Z

The oldest members of Generation Z recently turned 20 and are beginning to enter the workforce. Within the next decade, these numbers will soar and businesses should adapt their recruitment and retainment strategies if they want to attract top candidates. Continue reading

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Is Intentional Reduction of Hours an ERISA Violation?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes an “Employer Mandate” that states that, in general, employers must offer health coverage to their employees. Yet there are a number of components to this mandate that make up the definition Read the full article…

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Developing A Successful Hiring Process

Hiring employees is one of the most vital aspects of running a company. Without quality employees, a business absolutely cannot meet its full potential. As any hiring manager knows, a job advertisement is met with hundreds of applications from potential Read the full article…

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