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How to Effectively Communicate Your Group Benefits Plan

Employers offer group benefits to attract talent, retain employees, motivate workers, and increase productivity. Group benefits play an essential role in your employees' overall compensation. Companies can invest a great deal of time and money in planning and executing a benefits strategy every year. These efforts can be wasted if employees do not know what group benefits are offered. It is important to understand how...

What Is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

A high deductible health plan (HDHP) is a plan with a higher deductible than traditional health insurance. The premiums may be lower, but you have to meet a higher deductible (payout of pocket for more health care costs) before your coverage kicks in. An HDHP is often combined with a health savings account (HSA), which allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for...

Are You Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance?

If you don’t place a high priority on disability insurance, you are not alone. Although most people underestimate their chances of disability, the risk is higher than you might think. Approximately one-third of the population will experience a disability before 65, as reported on Kiplinger. Underestimating the odds of needing disability insurance could be a big mistake. According to TMA Insurance Trust: Approximately one in...

How to Reward Employees for Overtime Work

Time is valuable, and most employees expect to be compensated for working overtime. Exempt from overtime pay, Salaried employees may want their employers to provide perks for their hard work and long hours. The following are some creative ways to reward your employees for overtime work without breaking the bank. Give Them Some Time Off Employees need a breather to relax and recharge after long,...

8 Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know Before Choosing a Plan

When shopping for a health insurance plan, it is important to understand the language. Like any specialized subject, health insurance has its own terminology. Learning what the terms mean makes it possible to understand the costs and benefits of any given plan and how it compares to others. You need to know the following eight terms before choosing a health insurance plan. Deductible A deductible...