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Is Cybersecurity Becoming a Concern for Employer Policies and Plans?



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Cybersecurity has become a priority concern for every type and size of business, not to mention government entities, and not only here in the US. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear of another major data breach, be it a hack attack, a ransomware demand, or some other form of malware designed to […]

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Employee Benefits Costs On the Rise: What it Means for Employers



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According to an article published in Fortune magazine last year, health care costs are projected to increase 6.5% this year, about the same as last year. In a sense, this is good news, because the annual rate of increase is far smaller than it has been for several years. Nonetheless, 6.5% is still higher than […]

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What is Stop Loss Insurance and How Does it Work?



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Stop loss insurance is exactly what the name implies – a policy that enables your business to predictably cap expenses for employee medical bills. It’s a specialized type of coverage designed to protect self-insured employers from catastrophic losses. An increasing number of businesses of all sizes are choosing to forego traditional group health insurance plans, […]

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Why is Self-Insurance Gaining Popularity for Businesses



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Self-funded insurance plans are becoming increasingly popular among employers of all sizes. Once thought to be a viable solution only for the largest of companies, changes in health care regulations and skyrocketing costs now make self-insurance an attractive option for mid-size and even small businesses. Their employees can reap distinct benefits, too. For these reasons, […]

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Employee Benefits Trends of 2017



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Employee benefits present an ongoing challenge for companies of all sizes. Employers know that an attractive benefits package can be a significant asset when it comes to recruiting and retaining top people. But costs – especially for health care – are an ever-increasing concern. Looking ahead into 2017, US News suggested there were five benefits […]

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When to blame HR for low performance



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When an employee isn’t performing as desired, our first response is usually to blame them. Is there a functional, job-related problem that can be fixed, or does he just have a bad attitude? Or we blame his boss for a lack of supervision, support, or leadership. But sometimes, responsibility for poor performance lies with HR. […]

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Is a candidate passionate about the position?



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The last thing any employer wants is to hire someone who merely wants a J-O-B to fund their lifestyle. This is a person who is going to do the least, with minimal enthusiasm, and likely little or no thought about how they can help your company grow and thrive. What you want – what you […]

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The Ideal Personality for Insurance Producers



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Selling insurance is not for everyone. Not by a long shot. It is one of the most challenging positions, requiring not only product knowledge and sales-specific skills but personal attributes such as self-motivation and unswerving persistence. For the right person, though, insurance sales is the ideal career. So what is the ideal personality for success? […]

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The Basics: Skills Every Employee Should Have



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Finding the ideal candidate (or the ideal job) is no easy task. Candidates must possess specific knowledge and technical skills. In many cases, hands-on experience is a requirement, too. As is cultural fit. While working to assemble all that, it can be easy to overlook the basics – or simply assume that they are in […]

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Learn How Text Messaging Can Aide Recruiters



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Live, person-to-person communication is always a good thing. As a recruiter, you know that there’s a lot you can learn from hearing someone’s voice rather than just reading their words. But calling a candidate doesn’t guarantee they will be available to answer. And playing phone tag is supremely frustrating for everyone concerned. That’s why tech-savvy […]

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