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6.19.2020

This episode brings you wit & wisdom from Billy Bridwell. Here's a bit of what you'll get...

6.19.2020


In this socially-distanced episode we bring you the wisdom and (dry) wit of Bret Brummitt. Here's a bit of what you'll get...

6.12.2020

Ready for a few minutes of wit and wisdom from David Smith? Here's a bit of what you'll get...

6.02.2020

How do you make the most of mid-year client reviews?

It’s a great opportunity to step back, re-evaluate, and talk about future “what-ifs” - without the frantic last-minute decisions or late-night convos about when those elusive cards will arrive. 

I contend the Coronavirus makes this year’s reviews more valuable than ever. Many employers have had the inertia shaken out of them and will be more open-minded to new strategies.   

Here are 4 ideas to help make the most of your mid-year efforts…. 

5.19.2020


Have you seen numbers reflecting the tremendous surge for behavioral health support since COVID-19? 

This new study reports nearly half (47%) of all U.S. respondents report negative mental health impact as one of the many ramifications brought on by the pandemic. The percentage jumps to 61% among laid-off or furloughed workers. 

4.28.2020


No question, the impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching. From the three million plus cases, with nearly one million cases in the U.S., to the loss of 200,000 lives worldwide - it’s like nothing this generation has experienced. 

Beyond the health statistics, since mid-March over 26 million jobless claims have been made in the United States. Millions of additional employees have been furloughed. Employers of all sizes face the moral and financial dilemma of evaluating employee headcounts. As a benefits consultant, how can you help?

3.30.2020

It’s time for some good news. We don’t need a fancy lead-in, so let’s just get to it…

The CARES Act clarifies that a $0-visit-fee telehealth service is now valid alongside an HSA-qualified plan.

This has been a much-debated question in recent years, as it had not been previously codified into law or specifically allowed or disallowed by regulators. In fact, it’s one of the most-common questions we get from brokers and employers.

3.20.2020


For 10 years, we’ve run freshbenies as a remote workplace. It doesn’t mean we didn’t get together consistently and see each other’s faces. It does mean it’s rare that any of us drove in rush-hour traffic. 

Before last week, most Americans didn’t even know the term “social distancing” and now, thanks to Coronavirus / COVID-19, millions of people are remote work newbies. 

To help, I’m sharing the top 9 trials I’ve had to overcome moving from cubicle to home office…

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