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Managing Remote Workers and Their Benefits

Managing Remote Workers and Their Benefits

It may have started a while ago, but remote working kicked off when the pandemic hit and the government-imposed lockdowns. Even though the days of crippling lockdowns are over, over 26% of employees are working away from the office in 2022. Since working remotely has...

How Value-Added Professional Services Helps Retain Employees

How Value-Added Professional Services Helps Retain Employees

A recent study by Microsoft reveals that 43% of workers are likely to consider leaving their jobs in 2023. So it appears the Great Resignation that plagued businesses in late 2021 and early 2022 has not entirely vanished. Considering it takes 42 days on average...

Providing Cost Effective Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Benefits

Providing Cost Effective Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Benefits

According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the number of employed people in the US is about 154 million. Considering the average employer-sponsored healthcare benefits annual premium costs $7,700 for single coverage and $22,000 for family coverage. It’s easy to see...

Navigating Paid Leave For Your Employees In CT

Navigating Paid Leave For Your Employees In CT

The US is one of the few nations that does not have federal policies guiding paid leave. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only has provisions for unpaid leave. Therefore, individual states have drafted regulations on paid leave. So far, only 16 states have such...

Healthcare Options For Organizations

Healthcare Options For Organizations

Rising healthcare costs are a concern for both individuals and employers. Survey data from Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 87% of employers feel it is unsustainable to offer healthcare benefits in the long run.  Understandably, some employers are ditching health...

Setting Up a Special Group Insurance Plan

Setting Up a Special Group Insurance Plan

Also known as employer-sponsored health insurance, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) data shows that 49% of the US population receives group insurance. The states with the highest number of group insured employees are Illinois at 53% and New York at 49%.  For an...

Navigating Employee Benefit Compliance in CT

Navigating Employee Benefit Compliance in CT

If you own a company or work as an HR professional, you already know how fluid employee benefits compliance can be. It would be best to actively look out for legislative changes, as one slight oversight will find you on the wrong side of the law.  That said, employee...

Navigating Employee Benefit Compliance in MA

Navigating Employee Benefit Compliance in MA

The Great Resignation shows no sign of slowing down. While not as high as the 3% seen last winter, the May 2022 resignation rate is still a healthy 2.8%.  One of the best ways to combat this is by offering employee benefits. For instance, as of March 2021, 92% of...

Burnout, PTSD, and Other Rising Mental Health Issues

Burnout, PTSD, and Other Rising Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues affect about 13% of the world’s population. However, the pandemic exacerbated the problem in the US, with 59% of adults reportedly suffering from mental health issues. Keep reading to discover how the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the rising mental...

Keeping Your Workforce Engaged With Workplace Culture

Keeping Your Workforce Engaged With Workplace Culture

It’s impossible to overstate how vital keeping workers engaged is to your business. What’s more, you can increase revenue by 21% when your workplace attracts engaged employees. Engaged employees are committed to the company, leading to a massive jump in productivity. ...

Remote Staff vs Outsourced Staff

Remote Staff vs Outsourced Staff

Some companies have embraced the idea of remote staff. If you didn't want employees working at home before or during the pandemic, you probably haven't changed your mind. However, remote work has never been acceptable for some supervisory and management staff. Now...

How do you ask employees about their vaccination status?

How do you ask employees about their vaccination status?

No one imagined that employers would be concerned about employees’ vaccination status nearly two years down the road. You probably assumed that every worker would celebrate vaccination as a simple strategy for lowering COVID-19 infection risks in the workplace. Yet,...

Are you considering an unvaccinated employee surcharge?

Are you considering an unvaccinated employee surcharge?

As businesses continue their push toward pre-COVID norms, the unvaccinated employee remains a crucial health issue. However, while employees continue their war against vaccine mandates, employers push back. For example, some companies deduct surcharges directly from...

Managing and monitoring your remote employees

Managing and monitoring your remote employees

If you're like many companies, the pandemic shutdown propelled your corporate culture into a new normal. The most significant change involved the transitioning of office staff into a remote workforce. Out of necessity, you set aside any lingering anxieties about...

Reconsidering your employee benefits priorities

Reconsidering your employee benefits priorities

As your employees settle into their post-pandemic workflow, you’re probably noticing that they don’t want business-as-usual. Whether their families battled the virus or not, they have all endured a life-changing event. Just like workers in all business environments,...

6 Post-Pandemic Employee Retention Strategies

6 Post-Pandemic Employee Retention Strategies

The pandemic gave many employees a break from the workplace. It also gave them time to embrace new perspectives on traditional workplace models. As employers gradually get back to business as usual, many employees are searching for a new normal. You'll need to...

Does Your Workplace Meet OSHA Safety Guidelines?

Does Your Workplace Meet OSHA Safety Guidelines?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration isn’t all that intimidating... unless they’re standing in the middle of your workplace. That usually means they’re investigating your company for one reason or another. If agency representatives visit your location,...

Are Your Remote Workers “Employees” or “Contractors”?

Are Your Remote Workers “Employees” or “Contractors”?

The employee VS contractor issue has never been easy. However, with so many employees transitioning from full-time office workers to full-time or part-time remote workers, the problems have become even murkier. While some businesses have resumed their post-pandemic...

Your Virtual HR Operation

Your Virtual HR Operation

The past year has been challenging for everyone. If you’re like most businesses, pandemic shutdowns compelled you to rethink how you perform everyday tasks. Unless the government designated your business as essential, you continued with remote workers and a virtual HR...

What You Need to Know about the CT PFMLA

What You Need to Know about the CT PFMLA

The Connecticut legislature passed the Connecticut Paid Family Medical Leave Act on June 25, 2019. When the PFMLA is fully implemented, it will pay income replacement benefits to your employees when they take time off work to care for themselves or family members....

How CARES Act Affects Employee Retirement Plan Distributions

How CARES Act Affects Employee Retirement Plan Distributions

Even if you’re not quite back to business as usual, it’s tax time, and the IRS expects you to be ready. That includes compliance with CARES Act Section 2202, Special Rules For Use of Retirement Funds. If you allowed your employees to access emergency distributions,...

Say Hello To Our New Logo!

Say Hello To Our New Logo!

The Health Consultants Group unveils a new brand to reinforce their mission to advocate, educate and advise their clients. Plainville, CT – March 1, 2021 - The Health Consultants Group, one of the Northeast regions top insurance brokerage firms unveiled its new brand...

The Actuaries Behind Your Insurance Premium

The Actuaries Behind Your Insurance Premium

If you manage your company’s insurance program, you know that policies are more than just a stack of documents. They represent a system for managing risk and making claims more affordable. Insurers pool their insureds' premiums. They set aside funds to pay covered...

What Employee Health Benefits Should I Include?

What Employee Health Benefits Should I Include?

Did you know 78% of employees would likely remain with their employer because of their benefits? Health benefits are becoming more a reason for people to stay at their job because it’s expensive to pay for them if they’re not included. Companies are looking for ways...

7 Effective Ways to Reduce Group Health Insurance Plans

7 Effective Ways to Reduce Group Health Insurance Plans

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2020 hourly earnings were up 7.5% for the year ending in April 2020. Employers are willing to pay workers more these days, a sign that hiring is getting increasingly competitive.  What's one of the best ways to attract...

6 Ways Employee Wellness Ideas Reduce Your Healthcare Cost

6 Ways Employee Wellness Ideas Reduce Your Healthcare Cost

Healthcare costs are one of the biggest financial headaches for most companies in the United States. The U.S. pays more in healthcare than any other developed nation (by about double!) and doesn't even produce the best health outcomes. So, how can we reduce healthcare...

What Is A Group Health Plan And What Should You Include?

What Is A Group Health Plan And What Should You Include?

Employees seek employers they can work for on a long-term basis if the benefits meet their needs. Workers desire more than just money to stick around. One important benefit businesses should include is a group health plan. What is a group health plan and what will it...

How to Choose Health Care Insurance for Small Business Employees

How to Choose Health Care Insurance for Small Business Employees

Are you an employer looking to find the perfect healthcare plan for your company? It might seem challenging to figure out, but all you need is useful information. Even if you found some options on your local government website, it might not be up to date or provide...

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