Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

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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 pain, but due to the…

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Educating Employees about Benefits

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Employers are responsible for educating their employees about the health coverage options they offer. Employees have the right to receive clearly presented health and benefit information and assistance reading health materials, if needed. More specifically, employers are responsible for informing employees of: What benefits are covered in the offered health plan(s) Cost-sharing requirements and arrangements…

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Open Enrollment Lessons from the Pandemic

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Open enrollment season in 2020 was definitely different than any other we’ve had before. Most years, it can be challenging to help people engage and actively make educated decisions about health care. In 2020, the level of complexity in these endeavors sky rocketed. Looking ahead to this year’s open enrollment season, remembering what we’ve learned…

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How to Build a Competitive Employee Benefit Package

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Most business owners know that success starts with the people you hire. And attracting today’s top talent requires creative, comprehensive benefits. With the right employee benefits package, you can not only recruit the cream of the crop employees, but you’ll also retain the talent you already have. The Framework of an Employee Benefits Package That…

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Do FSAs or HSAs Work Better for Your Employees?


It’s no question that a comprehensive benefits package is necessary to recruit and retain top talent, complete with medical coverage and offering flexible hours. However, one of the more surprising elements of a benefits package involves benefit cost management. Today, employers can offer medical savings type of accounts (like an FSA or HSA) to help…

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Questions for Choosing the Right Employee Benefits Consultant

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With rising health care costs and the increasing need for comprehensive benefits packages, finding a qualified employee benefits consultant is more crucial than ever. Your benefits broker can make or break your employee benefits plan. After all, the benefits you offer can directly impact: Employee health Who you hire Overall employee productivity Your workplace culture…

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