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Think Strategically about Employee Benefits

Dec 08, 2014

What is your low hanging fruit? In the past, employers and consumers understood benefits were either offered or not-offered at their organization. In today’s world employers have to change their mind-set and think strategically.

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Reference-Based Benefits Strategies: Control Costs and Maintain Quality and Choice

Oct 14, 2014

Often, benefits providers and advisors feel like they have to make a choice when designing health plans: lower costs or higher quality healthcare providers and services. In the upcoming issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review, Sheri Alexander discusses how a reference-based benefits strategy can help answer this question in the best way possible: “It doesn’t always have to be a choice.”

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Think on Your Fleet: The use of GPS Jamming Equipment a Growing Trend in Cargo Theft

Aug 15, 2014

Your clients’ freight is valuable. In fact, their freight is so valuable that a large number of organized crime organizations spend a lot of time figuring out how to defeat your security processes so that they can more easily take control of it.

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Data Breach: A Growing Small Business Trend

Aug 05, 2014

Here are two light videos from Hartford Insurances' Technology Group that give humorous examples of how even a simple keystroke error or carelessness with paper documents can lead to a potentially serious data breach.

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New World Reality of Benefits Communication

Jul 03, 2014

As the world of health insurance and employee business gets more and more complicated, benefits providers face the growing difficulty of actually explaining benefits in a way people and businesses understand. I recently addressed this issue in my article, “The New World Reality of Benefits Communication” in the May 2014 edition of Employee Benefit Plan Review.

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Think on Your Fleet: An Engaged Employee is a Safe Employee

Apr 15, 2014

“Safety is about 10% technical knowledge and 90% how it is communicated to the workforce.” The big secret is that it does not take a huge safety budget to engage employees in the safety process. An effective communications strategy from the management team requires only a few minutes of a manager’s time.

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Is the PPACA pushing dental into voluntary benefits?

Mar 25, 2014

As health care reform becomes further solidified at the federal and state level, one area of healthcare remains shaky at best: adult dental. In a recent article at Benefits Pro, Gregory & Appel's Susan Rider offered insights and options for business owners trying to decide how dental fits into their benefits programming.

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