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Even Before COVID

Posted by Tom Rugg | March 31, 2020
Employee Benefits

Even before COVID-19 coronavirus disrupted the planet, remote work had gone from that rare perk of workforce arrangement to a standard component of many people's workweek. According to a recent...

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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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Employee Work-from-Home Guide: Best Practices

Posted by | March 30, 2020
Employee Benefits

At a time when more and more positions require duties to be carried out almost exclusively on computers, and with the internet to instantly connect anyone anywhere, many employers are offering the...

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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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Health Care Pricing Transparency – It Definitely Ain’t Amazon

Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | December 18, 2019
Employee Benefits

  So you’ve got to get that MRI.  Or that knee replacement.  Or that cataract surgery.  Or even just some lab work.  And as a good health care consumer you’re ready to go out and shop for the best...

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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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Throw Your People Leaders a Lifeline

Posted by | October 24, 2019
Employee Benefits

Increasingly, organizations and their top leaders are coming around to the recognition that they must employ managers who are strong people leaders. I direct your attention to any situation where...

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The Five Healthcare Trends from the VT Benefits Survey

Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | October 17, 2019
Employee Benefits

Last fall, our family cat, Pip, took off.  We’d recently moved to a new home, about a mile from our old one and Pip apparently wasn’t having it.  Days went by, then a week, then several weeks, and...

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September 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Stacey Sharp | September 01, 2019
Employee Benefits

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses trends from the VT Benefits survey, plan comparison tools vs. decision support, electronic distribution and...

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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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