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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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The Year in Review - Why Performance Reviews are NOT the Way to Tap Into Employee Passion, Creativity and Engagement

Posted by Stacey Sharp | December 11, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

  The annual performance review is not an effective tool for engaging employees, driving performance, or achieving business goals. In this workshop we will explore the benefits of integrating ongoing...

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A Review of the FLSA

Posted by Stacey Sharp | December 11, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance

  FLSA Review: With the recent changes made to the FLSA, let’s revisit the basic requirements of the law so we can keep ourselves compliant.  In this seminar, we’ll be reviewing: An overview of the...

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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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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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