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Is an Employer Health Clinic Right for Your Organization?

Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | March 31, 2020
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

If you haven’t noticed, another employer healthcare movement is underfoot in Vermont, a trend that is also underway nationally.  A number of employers are banding together to create their own health...

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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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Employee Assistance Programs: Providing Needed Resources That Are Sadly Underutilized

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 18, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Several years ago, I was working for an organization when tragedy struck – an employee was murdered by a client, and the event was witnessed by numerous coworkers.  It was a devastating event, that...

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White Paper: All Work and No Play Will Leave Your Organization Behind

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 03, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Organizations want to advance.  Whether you are a non-profit, public sector organization, large corporation or small business owner, all organizations wish to move forward, to advance the vision,...

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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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Artificial Intelligence - Friend or Foe?

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | July 08, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

“If robots do everything what are we going to do?”             - Kindergarten student to Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers   I was having coffee with a friend of mine who works in the world of...

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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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Is it Time to Update your Total Rewards Strategy?

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

Creating and sustaining a high level of employee engagement is critical to achieving business results and delighting our customers. While it is evident that employee engagement is about much more...

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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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Gain a Competitive Edge - Student Loan Repayment and College Savings Benefits Programs

Posted by | December 21, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance, Wellness & Cost Containment

In the United States, education is key to economic prosperity. 85% of adults with a college degree earn $65k/year compared to $35k/year for those with only a high school education. 80% of parents see...

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