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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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Five Things Every First-Time Supervisor Should Know



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How exciting! You’ve worked hard, and now you’re taking on your first supervisory position. You know you can handle it, but you also know things change once you become “the boss.” Feeling like you could use a little inside advice? These five tips will get you off to a solid start in your role as […]

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How Strict Goals and Expectations Can Help Effective Hiring



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You can’t expect new hires to do a great job if they aren’t sure what constitutes a great job. In fact, you’re not even likely to land the best candidates, if you can’t clearly communicate what their new position will entail. And how you’ll measure success. The process of setting goals and defining expectations is […]

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