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It Started with Two Scones - The Importance of Personal Resiliency

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | March 31, 2020
Wellness & Cost Containment

My father was born in Boston in 1932 to Irish parents, and was raised in a house with 5 siblings, an aunt and grandmother.  During World War II, his older brother served in the pacific, his father...

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KPIs vs. OKRs - What is the Difference and How Can They Help My Organization

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | September 25, 2019

OKRs provide the missing link between ambition and reality. They help you break out of the status quo and take you into new, often unknown, territory. If you have a big dream—an inspiring Ultimate...

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5 Ways for Mid-Sized Employers to Fight the Death Grip of the Health Care System

Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | July 15, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

The death grip on employers by the health care system continues.  Here are five ways to try and loosen the grip.   Self-fund your health plan.  This could be numbers one, two and three on this list...

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Are Your Employees Financially Unwell?

Posted by Ashley Ambroz | March 28, 2019

Would you believe it if I told you that 40% of employees who make more than $100,000 per year are financially unstable with less than three months’ savings?[1] Let me paint you a picture. Your top...

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Stress and Burnout

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | March 25, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

It is March, and most of us have had our fill of snow, cold and gray skies.  There is no denying that the dark, cold and gray can impact our mood, and many of my colleagues have been able to escape...

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The EEOC Removes Wellness Program Incentives Limits but Does Not Provide Further Guidance

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | January 09, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance, Wellness & Cost Containment

In a previous post, we discussed the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, federal court opinion which vacated portions of the EEOC’s regulations issued under the Americans with...

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Got Recess? The Importance of Play at Work

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 19, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

I remember dodgeball – and I remember I didn’t like it much.  Lined up with other “victims”, a brick wall at our backs, as other preteen kids tried to pelt us with “soft” rubber balls. So, when the...

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September 2018 Newsletter

Posted by | October 11, 2018

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses overuse of health care services, more changes coming from the IRS, tips for hiring the right people, and...

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Tips for Hiring the Right People

Posted by | September 21, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

I am probably not the first person to tell you to take sufficient time to be exceptionally selective about who you hire. This is something that is often easier said than done, especially when facing...

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Overuse of Health Care Services - Cost, Consequences and Considerations for Change

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | September 18, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Several years ago, a family member was suffering from persistent headaches and nerve pain radiating through one side of her head, face and neck. She underwent a battery of tests, including a CT scan...

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