High-Cost Healthcare Claims Are Rising

July 10, 2023

High-cost healthcare claims are rising as spending per person has increased significantly over the last few years. While the increase is less pronounced in certain areas, many sectors of the healthcare industry, such as behavioral health, orthopedic procedures, and the youth have increased at astonishing rates. For employers with company-sponsored…

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Help Your Bottom Line With Long-Term Employees

July 3, 2023

Want to help your “bottom line”? Keep your employees. When you invest in your employees (as I’ve talked about the past couple of weeks – here and here), your employees are more likely to feel valued and want to stay with you and your company. You’d be surprised how much…

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Investing In Your Employees – Examples

June 28, 2023

Recently, I posted about investing in your employees. Today, I’d like to expand upon that a bit. Here are some specific employee investments an employer can make: 1. Training and Development Programs: Employers can invest in training and development programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of their employees. This…

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Al Knows Benefits

Planning to Communicate

March 23, 2023

How many times do we find that when we don’t plan, things don’t get accomplished? Sometimes? Often? MOST of the time? If you hope to communicate effectively to your employees about their benefits plans, chance are that it will take some planning. And more than half of employers…don’t. If this…

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Emphasis on Communication

March 16, 2023

Communication can be difficult; be sure to take the challenge and find out how a slight change in emphasis can alter the meaning of a simple sentence, sometimes drastically (and hilariously!). 7 words. 1 sentence. 7 different meanings…or more, potentially! Given the fact that so many employees don’t have a…

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Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

March 14, 2023

If pain management is one of your primary health concerns, you’ve probably talked with your doctor about pain relief methods. Chronic pain affects more than 100 million people in the United States, according to the National Academy of Medicine. Many chronic pain patients are prescribed opioids to help manage the…

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