Making your business a great place to work doesn’t just boost employee happiness — it can actually improve your productivity and profitability. Staff members who feel that their organization cares about them are more likely to personally invest in the work, leading to impressive gains for the business. However, there are some misconceptions about the… Read More


5 Employee Perks That Retain Your Best Workers

  The days when a worker would forge a relationship with a company, work there 50 years and then retire are long gone. By contrast, today’s average tenure at a business hovers at around four years. And, in more and more cases, employers are reporting that employees in high demand fields are likely to quit… Read More


6 Reasons Why Healthcare Costs Are Rising For Businesses

  The steady increase in healthcare costs has long been a concern for businesses as well as their employees. There are a number of factors that account for this. From an aging population to rising prescription costs, to an increase in chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure, healthcare costs are driven up and… Read More


5 Ways Businesses Can Better Manage Healthcare Costs

  Healthcare costs are among the most persistent and expensive carried by businesses. However, there are cost savings options available to businesses searching for ways to keep big costs down.    1. Look into high deductible plans. One of the easiest and most direct ways to cut healthcare costs is to look at higher deductible… Read More


What Can Small Businesses Afford with Rising Healthcare Costs

The rising costs of healthcare are hitting all levels of the country hard, but small businesses and individuals who are self-employed are among the ones who are feeling the biggest pinch. While it may seem difficult, if not impossible to work with your employees to help reduce the overall impact of healthcare costs to the… Read More


5 Ways to Help Employees Choose the Right Primary Care Doctor

One of the most appreciated benefits employees have is their health coverage. But, there’s more to satisfactory coverage than just getting enrolled in a plan. Employees at your business also have to pick out the right primary care doctor and provider for them to get full use out of their employer-provided health coverage. While choices… Read More


3 Ways Employee Input Can Reduce Absenteeism

  With employee absenteeism on the rise, employers are seeking more innovative ways to retain good workers and create environments that are conducive to increased productivity, employee loyalty, and fewer missed days of work. Employee input is used in many organizations with very good results. Absenteeism is a costly problem for companies. It is estimated… Read More


5 Tips for Reducing Absenteeism in the Workplace

It is difficult for teams to be fully productive when you’re a member down, especially in these days of incredibly collaborative work and tight budgets. There are rarely enough hands available to get through the work when you’re fully staffed, much less when one or two key members are missing from your team. While absenteeism… Read More


6 Reasons Why My Health Insurance Broker Would Recommend a HSA

  There are many benefits to having a Health Savings Account (HSA). It can be used as a complement to a high deductible health plan, or even used as a vehicle for savings. One survey showed that 41% of employees who enrolled in an HSA did it to save for future healthcare needs while 21%… Read More


Why Your Benefits Package Includes an Annual Wellness Screening

  The annual wellness screening is now part of employee benefits in all organizations, leaving some employers as well as employees wondering what the advantages are of this addition – and more to the point, why it was made.   Benefits of an Annual Wellness Screening There are a number of ways that employees can… Read More