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Like a Glove: The Power of Fit

By Kelly Moore | Jun 11, 2019

Did you know that more than 75 percent of the decision to hire a new team member is based on cultural “fit.” So what is this magical and highly subjective thing called “fit” and how do YOU know when it’s right? We sat down with renowned staffing/placement expert Kathy Dawson of Dawson & Dawson recently…

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VIDEO: Association Health Plans Update

By Kelly Moore | Jun 4, 2019

What’s the latest with association health plans? Watch as employee benefits expert Kelly Moore provides an update.

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The WHO Says Burnout is Now an Official Medical Diagnosis

By Kelly Moore | May 28, 2019

That feeling of extreme work-related stress that we’ve known for years as “burnout” is now an official medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO (not the legendary rock band) publishes a handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases called the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-11 (of course!) and this…

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RESOURCE: ACA Violations and Penalities

By Kelly Moore | May 21, 2019

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes numerous reforms for group health plans and creates new compliance obligations for employers and health plan sponsors. The ACA, for example, requires health plans to eliminate pre-existing condition exclusions and provide coverage for preventive care services without cost-sharing. Some of the reforms for health plans apply to all health…

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EEOC, Yeah You Know Me!  

By Kelly Moore | May 14, 2019

Oh get your popcorn ready, folks, cause your friends (and ours) at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have finally finalized their EEO-1 Reporting Requirements, and with a twist. First, who needs to care?  Only two categories of employers need to submit EEO-1 data: Organizations with 100 or more employees (excluding public primary and secondary schools,…

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(VIDEO) Understanding Your Medical Bills

By Kelly Moore | May 7, 2019

Here’s a handy video that explains how to read and understand your medical bills. Just another way help you Rule Your World!

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RESOURCE: New Compliance Bulletin Re: California’s Expanded Sexual Harassment Training Law

By Kelly Moore | Apr 30, 2019

Just a quick update here to remind everyone about California’s new law that requires employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment training within six months of when each employee assumes a position. We’ve created this cool little guide with all of the info for you right here. Also, did you know that…

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New Report Shows Who’s Feeling the Most Stress at Work

By Kelly Moore | Apr 23, 2019

Do people more stressed out at work than they used to be? April is National Stress Awareness Month, so it’s a pretty good time to talk about workplace stress, right? Well, LinkedIn (a Microsoft company) conducted its own survey of almost 3,000 professionals and about 49 percent of those workers reported feeling stressed in their…

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Useful Resource: Health Plan Rules to Treat Employees Differently

By Kelly Moore | Apr 16, 2019

In general, employers may treat employees differently, as long as they are not violating federal rules that prohibit discrimination in favor of highly compensated employees. Check out this handy guide to treat employees differently when it comes to health plans! And always contact our team of employee benefits and health insurance experts with any questions!…

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IBM’s A.I. Predicts When Employees Will Leave Their Jobs

By Kelly Moore | Apr 9, 2019

Wanna hear something kinda cool but also kinda creepy? In sort of an HR-version of Minority Report, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty recently spoke at a HR Summit in New York and said the company’s artificial intelligence technology is now 95 percent accurate in predicting which employees (at IBM) are planning to leave their jobs. “The…

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