As business closures increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are faced with questions about compensation and health benefit coverage for their employees. Government relief measures may provide compensation for businesses and individuals in certain situations. In other cases, existing rules on employee rights will apply. This Compliance Overview provides a summary of the issues… Read More


Update: DOL Now Fully Enforcing FFCRA Paid Leave Rules for Coronavirus Read more here: Employers may face penalties for any unremedied violations committed during the DOL’s nonenforcement period. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), covered employers must post a notice of the FFCRA requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. This HR… Read More


3 Benefits Your Broker Should be Offering

Finding the right broker for your company means getting access to the tools and support you need to be successful during your annual open enrollment period — and throughout the entire year. That could include everything from keeping healthcare costs under control to ensuring that you have the right tools and information needed for each… Read More


How HR Can Provide a Better Employee Experience

Human resources professionals know that there is a rising problem within the organization — healthcare costs that may seem to be spiraling out of control. When you work with your staff members to find solutions to this problem, you can find that there are significant savings that can be created for the organization without causing… Read More


Your Guide to Providing Employee Benefits for Remote Workers

If your company isn’t already addressing the unique challenges around a remote workforce, it is probably only a matter of time before these questions arise. To say that there are some growing pains is an understatement, as managers struggle with letting go of the timeclock and focusing instead on outcomes that are being delivered by… Read More


Employee Benefits Trends to Watch for 2020

The employee benefits that your organization offers are some of the top-selling points for your company when you are competing for a prime candidate. Are you offering the right mix of solutions that will serve the holistic needs of the individual and their family or are there some unexpected gaps in your coverage? Tools for… Read More


7 Ways Your HR Team Should Prepare For Open Enrollment

Healthcare is a delicate balance for many. A recent report found that almost a third of people who had employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) said they would not be able to pay a $500 unexpected medical bill with 8% saying they could not pay it at all. Half of the workers with ESI said they had postponed… Read More


How to Plan for a Successful Open Enrollment

A little preparation can go a long way in ensuring a smooth, successful open enrollment season. Once you have a system that works for you, you can repeat it from season to season with just a few tweaks.… Read More


Tips for Improving Engagement During Open Enrollment

Many employers have some trouble keeping employees engaged during the open enrollment season. The sheer complexity of employee benefits can increase confusion among employees and that may be reason enough for employees to drop away. Confused employees typically do not make sound choices about their benefits programs. So it is vital that steps are taken… Read More


How to Reduce Confusion During Open Enrollment Season

The benefits open enrollment season can be riddled with obstacles, from technology that doesn’t work exactly as expected to employees that simply aren’t paying attention to the information that your human resources professionals are sharing on a regular basis. Keeping all of the many details straight while also ensuring that their daily tasks are completed… Read More