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October 18, 2021
A Conversation With: HUB International's Heather Garbers

In recent years, voluntary benefits have become an increasingly important part of employee benefits packages–and for good reason. Voluntary benefits, otherwise known as supplemental insurance, are benefits offered by companies for employees and typically paid for by employees via payroll deductions.   Voluntary ...

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October 15, 2021
The Employment Situation for October 2021

Almost 200,000 new jobs were added last month, according to the latest release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although this figure falls below what many analysts forecasted, it still represents forward progress in the economic recovery; of course, the speed of that progress may be slower than ideal...

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October 13, 2021
How to Recognize and Prevent Workplace Burnout

According to Indeed’s recent “Employee Burnout Report,” employee burnout has worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2019. Specifically, more than half of surveyed respondents reported feeling burned out, with more than two-thirds stating they believe that feeling worsened throughout the pandemic...

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October 08, 2021
Webinar Recap: How to Harness Your Digital Presence to Drive Growth in Today’s Evolving Industry

It’s no secret that the healthcare insurance industry­–like so many others across the country–is rapidly shifting online. No longer is it viable for brokers to rely solely upon word-of-mouth referrals; now, brokers must evolve and learn to navigate a new digital-first landscape if they want to drive new business and e...

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October 06, 2021
Webinar Recap: The 'No Surprises Act: Employee Impact & Broker Fee Disclosure'

Starting on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act will become law. In our recent webinar, the “No Surprises Act: Employee Impact & Broker Fee Disclosure,” Mployer Advisor CEO & Founder Brian Freeman sat down with James Bristol and Stacy Hooper of Waller, a Nashville, Tennessee-based law firm.   Here are five key ta...

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September 30, 2021
A Conversation With: Founder & CEO Brian Freeman on the No Surprises Act

A new protection in the No Surprises Act will ban “surprise” balance billing beginning on or after January 1st, 2022. On average, 18% of emergency department visits result in at least one surprise bill, but the rate varies by state.   For a deeper dive into how the No Surprises Act will affect employers and brok...

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September 29, 2021
The 3 Most Attractive Categories of Employee Benefits

Every year, there seems to be a new, trendy benefits option that crops up in companies across the U.S. However, level-headed employers know that what’s most important to employees goes far beyond the option to bring your dog to work or cans of sparkling water in the break room.   So, what should a top-notch bene...

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September 24, 2021
How to Manage Signs of Burnout Among HR Leaders

For the past 19 months and counting, human resource (HR) leaders across the country have been beset by nonstop challenges. Between coordinating the pandemic-forced move to remote working environments, scaling back operations, bearing the brunt of negative employee feedback and ensuring that time-sensitive HR obligatio...

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September 22, 2021
You Just Received a $4,000 Family Healthcare Credit

Legislators toiled with it for a decade as the problem grew worse. Dr. Marty Makary fought nationally for it stronger than any single organization. Nearly two-thirds of US bankruptcies are caused by it. Finally, starting on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act will take effect, enforcing new regulations to protect pa...

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September 20, 2021
The Market Employment Summary for September 2021

The unemployment rate was stable across most of the country last month per the latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although the national unemployment rate fell by .2% down to 5.2% over the period, even that small reduction only spread across 15 states while the rest remained largely unchanged. ...

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September 15, 2021
The Employment Situation for September 2021

In last month’s impressive report, nearly 1 million new jobs were added, capping off a period of strong economic growth throughout the spring and summer months. As such, it was perhaps inevitable that the positive momentum toward recovery would eventually slow.  Despite adding 235,000 thousand new jobs and reducing...

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September 13, 2021
5 Strategies to Retain Your Company’s Top Talent

Employee turnover can pose a significant expense for your business, costing you nearly 20% of the annual salary for a mid range position. In addition to cutting into your company’s profits and hampering overall efficiencies, the additional time spent to attract, recruit and onboard new employees could drag on for mont...

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September 08, 2021
The Market Employment Summary for August 2021

The national unemployment rate fell by half a percentage point as of the latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This .5% reduction is approximately equal to the total unemployment rate reduction reported over the three prior months combined, which is certainly an encouraging trajectory.  In total...

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September 01, 2021
Insurance 101: Redefining Work-From-Home Benefits for Employees

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 60% of U.S. knowledge workers were working from home. The term knowledge workers include creatives, analysts, technologists and a wide range of professionals who provide services that are well-suited to remote work. As businesses adapted and effective vaccines were introd...

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September 01, 2021
What Is the Average Cost of Small Business Health Insurance?

Health insurance is the single most popular employee benefit, and it’s easy to understand why. Health insurance benefits mean employees don’t have to pay expensive premiums out-of-pocket to cover themselves and their families. So small business health insurance is great for employees, but what about your business?  ...

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August 27, 2021
What Is a Commercial Insurance Agent?

Navigating the complex world of commercial insurance may be one of the most confusing aspects of managing a business. Commercial insurance agents sell many types of insurance policies from a variety of providers. Owners, CFOs and HR teams need to understand what type of commercial insurance a business needs, the role ...

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August 26, 2021
Considering Changing Your Insurance Broker? Ask These 4 Questions First

It’s almost that time of year again. With the 2022 open enrollment season rapidly approaching, there are several worthwhile questions that you should ponder in the coming weeks. How happy are you with your current broker? How have they best served you over the past year? Were there times when their offerings or commun...

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August 24, 2021
The Most Powerful Person in Your Life You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s November—the time to pick your healthcare plan for the next year is here, albeit in a process that seemed dated in the 90s. You review 20 different screens of predetermined selections with an overview of what happens to you if faced with an emergency, including paycheck implications and more.  There is one per...

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August 13, 2021
The Employment Situation for August 2021

It’s been said that one jobs report is just one jobs report, but this is one great jobs report. According to the latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 943,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy last month, bringing the unemployment rate down from 5.9% to 5.4%.  Considered alongside the ...

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August 09, 2021
Insurance 101: What Is Long-Term Disability Insurance?

Long-term disability insurance is a benefit that helps your employees cover their finances while they’re recovering from a persistent illness or tough injury. Often used with short-term disability insurance, a long-term policy shows your employees you have their back if an accident, sickness or disability prevents the...

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