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(UPDATED) Why Cooperative Hunting is Just Better

By Kelly Moore | Jul 17, 2018

Did you know that 80-95 percent of carnivores are solitary and hunt alone? Many individual employees and even business owners are out there still buying individual (and heavily subsidized) health insurance plans from the state-run exchanges. But some new moves out of Washington are going to make the GROUP market far more attractive for just…

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Click Here When I Die: The New Death Etiquette

By Kelly Moore | Jul 10, 2018

Marcel Proust once wrote “But old age, to begin with, has something in common with death. Some face it with indifference, not because they have more courage than others, but because they have less imagination.” Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting another author, Jonathan Braddock, whose new book Click Here When I Die offers some very practical advice on…

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Questions from the Field: Association Health Plans

By Kelly Moore | Jul 3, 2018

Recently, your favorite buds in blue suits at the Department of Hard Labor in DC made it a bit easier for small businesses to band together and purchase health insurance without the pesky regulatory requirements that individual states and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impose on the little guys. Since we’ve recently received a few…

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Employee Motivation Techniques from Jennifer Dulski

By Kelly Moore | Jun 26, 2018

If you’re going to get anywhere in business, you need to be able to rally the troops. Jennifer Dulski, former President and COO of change.org and former Head of Groups at Facebook has a new book called Purposeful: Are You a Manager or Movement Starter where she shares some of the ingredients to her secret…

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New ACA Lawsuit Could Destabilize Insurance Markets

By Kelly Moore | Jun 19, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the doctor, yet another ACA lawsuit rears its ugly head. Recently, the Justice Department said it would support an existing lawsuit brought by a coalition of 20 states that claims key provisions of the ACA are unconstitutional. According to sources, the Justice Department, in…

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Perk Me Up

By Kelly Moore | Jun 12, 2018

Let’s face it, there are some great perks to being an executive. Special VIP clubs, a company car—and even higher levels of insurance coverage! But, did you know that if your company treats classes of employees differently when designing YOUR group health plans, you may just be breaking federal and state discrimination laws? Yep, true story.…

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#MeToo is Pretty Much Swamping HR

By Kelly Moore | Jun 5, 2018

A great flood is described as being a deluge. And when fallen media mogul Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexual harassment (and now rape) his case set off the global #MeToo movement speaking out against sexual harassment in the workplace — and dropping a deluge of new work on HR departments. “It created this…

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New California Independent Contractor Rules Could Also Impact Health Insurance

By Kelly Moore | May 30, 2018

A 2016 study by economists at Harvard and Princeton universities estimated 12.5 million people were considered “independent contractors,” or 8.4 percent of the U.S. workforce. But here in the mostly great, partly sunny state of California, a new ruling by the California Supreme Court is likely to lead many employers in California to immediately question…

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Stress Relief For All Kinds of People

By Kelly Moore | May 22, 2018

Did you know that according to new research from WalletHub, California is the 25th most stressful state in the USA? (Louisiana is number one in case you were curious).  And Arizona (our other home base) comes in at a surprising number 11. Lots of stress from all aspects of life and as we’ve discussed in…

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Looking at the New Parental Leave Law with Greg Labate

By Kelly Moore | May 15, 2018

Did you know the new Parental Leave Law can have implications on your company’s employee benefits?  It’s true! We recently sat down with legal eagle Greg S. Labate, Esq., Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP to ask a few questions about this new law and its impact on companies out there. Kelly:…

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