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Finding High Quality Job Candidates: The Benefits of Benefits

What Do Prospective Employees Value? Remaining competitive in the hunt for the right job candidates who will propel your small business to success is a struggle. Once you find the people you need, you have to convince them that your company is a better place to work than your competitors. A strategic, quality benefits package…
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Why You Need a Trusted Insurance Broker

Benefit costs and employee expectations are rising, and many employers struggle to balance employee needs with their own capabilities and bottom lines. Brokers will try to sell to you based on having the lowest price, but sometimes the best value is the broker who does more than simply offering a policy—one who supports your varied…
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Choosing an Insurance Broker: Traditional vs. Technology-Backed Brokers

Am I getting the most out of my Insurance Benefits? Traditionally, insurance brokers have only focused on offering insurance guidance, which includes tasks like quoting plans, negotiating renewals, comparing plans and submitting applications. Over the past few years, though, health care reform has shaken the industry. As health care costs continue to rise and more…
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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Symptoms, Treatment and Cancer Prevention

Colorectal Cancer typically begins as polyps within the colon or rectum that can become cancerous if not removed. Although Colorectal Cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, if detected early, it is highly treatable. Colorectal Cancer Causes The exact cause of colorectal cancer remains unknown. There are several cancer screening…
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Be a Wise Health Care Consumer: 25 Ways to Reduce Your Health Care Costs

The way we purchase health care is unlike most other purchases we make. Many Americans will hunt for a coupon that saves them 50 cents at the local supermarket. However, when it comes to health care—a far more complex and expensive service—we rarely ask questions or consider all the options that could save us time…
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New Form I-9 Must Be Used by 9/18/17

From SHRM 7.19.2017 The newest version of the Form I-9 was published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) July 17, 2017 The form, used by HR to verify employment eligibility, will be mandatory beginning Sept. 18. "Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16…
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Understanding Life Insurance Terms

Like many industries, the world of insurance has its own unique set of vocabulary to describe its products. To help you understand the information included in a life insurance policy, we’ve gathered some basic terminology in this easy-to-reference overview. Beneficiary: The person or party named by the owner of a life insurance policy to receive…
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NY PAID FAMILY LEAVE ACT begins January 1, 2018

New York Paid Family Leave OVERVIEW New York enacted a bill that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program. Paid family leave benefits will be phased in over a four-year period, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. When the law is fully implemented in…
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