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Tips for Successful Open Enrollment Results

Open enrollment can be an extremely positive and rewarding experience for you and your employees. Following these steps can help you prepare for successful open enrollment results this year. Pre-Enrollment Period You can prepare for open enrollment ahead of …

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Managing a Business Property Insurance Claim: Five Steps After a Catastrophe

  You can take steps to reduce business property losses before catastrophic weather events develop, but you cannot always prevent damage when they hit. If the worst occurs, the following five steps can help you streamline the insurance claim …

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10 Tips for Engaging Employees During Open Enrollment

Not getting the results you want from your open enrollment strategy? To make the open enrollment process as engaging as possible, it’s important that you educate and communicate with your employees in a focused and relatable way that drives …

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Is Your Broker Working for You?

No matter your company size or carrier timetable, you shouldn’t be waiting on your broker’s grand reveal to launch the renewal process. The timeline is predictable and doesn’t need to be a mystery or a big rush. Complacent brokers …

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Contractors in the Professional Liability Claims Crosshairs

The line between designer and contractor used to be clear. The design firm designed, and the contractor built. Today, however, the line has become blurred. Contractors are often asked to hire and manage the design firm, contribute to the …

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Is There an Active Shooter in Your Workforce?

Sadly, reports of workplace violence, including shootings, are not uncommon in America. According to the most recent information available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shooting accounted for 85 percent of all workplace homicides in 2015. In 15 …

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Overcoming Health Plan Sponsor Challenges with Benchmarking

Interest in benefits benchmark data has grown since the introduction and implementation of health care reform. The regulations and provisions of health care reform require significant changes to benefit plans and, in many cases, tough decisions for employers. Employers …

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Workplace Wellness Programs: ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA

A workplace wellness program may be subject to a number of different federal laws, depending on how the program is structured. An employer’s wellness program that provides medical care (for example, biometric screenings) is generally subject to ERISA, COBRA …

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Exchange Model Notice Expiration Date Extended

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently extended the expiration date on its model Exchange notices through May 31, 2020. These model notices (or a modified version)—which the DOL calls “Model Notices to Employees of Coverage Options”—may be used to …

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