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conditional sabbatical gardening

March 27, 2018

Sabbatical With a Cause: Conditional Sabbaticals Benefit Everyone

Sabbaticals, paid and unpaid, are becoming increasingly popular as companies strive to offer unique and exciting perks to their employees. Although sabbaticals are often associated with academics, a variety of sabbatical-like leave programs have become more common in other fields. Today, more and more companies offer programs such as conditional sabbaticals or paid time off […]

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March 22, 2018

Health Insurance Trends | HMOs, PPOs, and HSAs

If you’re running a small business, we know you care deeply about your employees. One of the most important roles a company can play in its workers’ lives is providing the appropriate health insurance plans for them and their families. But between ACA regulations, a sea of acronyms, and geographical limitations, it can be extremely […]

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financial wellness training

March 21, 2018

Money on their Minds: Financial Wellness as a Benefit

The problem of distracted or anxious employees is not new, but recent surveys suggest that the main source of anxiety in the workforce today may not be what employers have traditionally addressed. Several reports from 2017, including the PwC  Employee Financial Wellness Survey and the Center for Financial Services Innovation, conclude that anxiety about individual financial […]

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March 19, 2018

Wellness Programs: 4 Work Perks Your Employees Will Love

Today’s competitive organizations are quickly learning that implementing wellness programs makes good business sense. Offering services and products to support employees’ mental, emotional, and physical health is becoming increasingly popular as employers strive to keep current staff happy and attract new recruits. According to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 2017 findings, over 63% […]

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Healthcare Colin Rogers

March 16, 2018

How American Healthcare is Affecting Small Business Owners

This week, Cigna flagged its interest ($67B worth of interest) in acquiring Express Scripts — the latest push in the ever-changing landscape of incumbent players and private industry to rewrite rules for American healthcare. If you are an employer, one of your biggest priorities is likely ensuring accessible, affordable healthcare coverage for your staff. And […]

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March 15, 2018

The State of Healthcare | Association Health Plans and What Comes Next

Although healthcare dominated the political conversation in 2017, the year came and went without the sweeping reform so many expected. In the absence of a pending bill or stated agenda for 2018, let’s take a few moments to assess what’s going on in the benefits world. The ACA Still Matters for Employers After last year’s […]

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Employee on Sabbatical Program

March 5, 2018

5 Reasons Offering a Sabbatical Program Pays Off

Looking for ways to become more competitive in attracting and retaining the best talent in today’s market without breaking the bank? Well, we have some good news for you: nearly 80% of today’s US employees value new or additional benefits over a pay increase. Getting creative with new benefits can set you apart from your […]

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healthcare perspective by bud bowlin

March 4, 2018

Can Business Create a Cure for Affordable Healthcare?

The US healthcare markets “sneezed” last month when Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett agreed to throw in together to try to make some sense of what it would take to change the upward spiral of healthcare costs and improve the health outcomes for their nearly 900,000 combined employees. And while this is a […]

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Employee Benefits - Spin

March 1, 2018

Employee Benefits: Here’s What Top Talent Wants

Employee benefits have quickly become a crucial factor for people when deciding where to work. As recruiters take note, they’re heavily promoting forms of non-traditional compensation and noteworthy perks to attract top talent. But just how far does a company need to go in its efforts to win over potential candidates? Turns out, it’s not […]

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Healthcare Colin Rogers

February 3, 2018

The Great Healthcare Experiment: Another Hat in the Ring

Creating access to quality, affordable healthcare has long been seen as the proverbial Gordian Knot. Solving that problem is what gets me out of bed every day. The US spends more on healthcare per capita than any other country on the planet.  US. healthcare spending reached $3.3 trillion — or $10,348 per person — in […]

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benefits and tech connect

January 10, 2018

Should my people system connect with my benefits brokerage?

The majority of companies properly employ the teams that support their people. These teams are turning into strategic weapons for the business, and as a result, making the companies they support much more successful. There are two attributing trends: The term “HR” is fading. Cultural leaders and metrics-driven experts are taking over with a mission […]

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Workplace Wellness - Running

January 4, 2018

Running Toward Workplace Wellness Programs in 2018? Here’s Everything You Need

At Zenefits, we believe that managing health insurance for employees should be simple. But when it comes to the more ambiguous aspects of employee benefits, such as workplace wellness, employers typically need a less-automated answer. What is Workplace Wellness? “A program intended to improve and promote health and fitness that’s usually offered through the work […]

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