Are You Getting What You Pay For?

If you own or run a business, it just makes sense to make sure you are getting the services you think you are getting. So when it comes to who you depend on to provide HR and payroll services,  here are three things I would recommend that you consider doing every 2 to 3 years. […]

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Separate Yourself from the Pack

    For Business owners who have decided to not offer health insurance to their employees… Back in 2009, when President Obama, first laid out his plans for what would become known as Obamacare (ACA), we were promised better. Better plans, better pricing, and better access. For most of us, none of this has become […]

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It’s Just Not that Funny

      Back in the day, workers in both the blue collar world and the white collar world joked around with co-workers about things that were, let’s say, sexually sensitive.   I remember working in a couple of warehouses where jokes and insults and harassment were constant.  When I moved to the white collar world, […]

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Risky Business- Not the Movie

    Owning a business is risky business. By nature, humans are creative.  We like to build big beautiful buildings, turn a white canvas into a beautiful work of art, discover new worlds and new technologies, and invent new ways of doing things. These creative ideas often lead to a business, which often leads to […]

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Trump budget to target drug prices, out-of-pocket costs

Donald Trump’s health-care chief said he plans to take up the president’s promises to do something about pharmaceutical prices, targeting some of the U.S.’s costliest drugs with proposals to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket spending. http://www.benefitspro.com/2018/02/09/trump-budget-to-target-drug-prices-out-of-pocket-c?kw=Trump     […]

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Wellness programs good for recruitment, not so much for medical savings

    Are wellness programs effective? That’s one of many questions being asked by employers considering implementing a program. The answer depends. What’s “effective”? Is it decreased medical costs, increased employee productivity, reduced absenteeism? http://www.benefitspro.com/2018/01/25/wellness-programs-good-for-recruitment-not-so-much […]

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Employees’ health care spending up, usage down

Despite reducing their consumption of health care services, Americans with employer-sponsored insurance spent more than ever before on health care in 2016, according to a new study by the Health Care Cost Institute. http://www.benefitspro.com/2018/01/24/employees-health-care-spending-up-usage-down? […]

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What’s a PEO and How Can It Help My Business?

NOTE: Blog snippet below is from Entrepreneur Magazine. Here’s all you need to know: A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is one of the best-kept secrets of many successful small businesses. Essentially, these bodies handle all your HR needs, including payroll and administration, employee health and retirement benefits, workers’ compensation insurance, state and federal compliance issues […]

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Why Use a PEO?

Info below courtesy of NAPEO.com By providing payroll, benefits, and HR services and assisting with compliance issues under state and federal law, PEOs allow small businesses to improve productivity and profitability, to focus on their core mission, and to grow. ​According to a recent study by noted economists Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer, small businesses […]

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