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Employee Burnout in 2020 | Employee Benefits Group

For a long time, employee burnout has been dismissed. In some instances, it’s been written off as employee laziness or simply an employee being contrary. That, however, is no longer the case.In 2020, HR professionals are going to have to deal with it as a realized syndrome and one that is becoming more prevalent in … Continued

Service Animals in the Workplace | Employee Benefits Consultants

In 2020, many people with disabilities use the emotional and physical support provided by a service animal. This means that the workplace has seen an increase of these service animals over the last decade and therefore the workforce needs to be educated on this changing environment. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a service … Continued

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart | Employee Benefits Team

Each February we focus on ways to improve our heart health in honor of American Heart Month. This year we want to help you by turning your attention to the foods you eat and how to make smart choices with our “This or That” challenge!Below you will see two foods to choose between. Your goal … Continued

The Importance of Sleep | Employee Benefits Firm

Everyone knows that eating healthy, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and not smoking leads to a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that sleep is also an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? With 1/3 of our lifetime being spent sleeping, this part of our life must take importance. Let’s delve into why sleep is … Continued

HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

Privacy and Security Rule Violations Impacted by RuleOn Jan. 17, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. HHS is required to adjust these penalties for inflation each year. Effective Jan. 17, 2020, the following civil penalty … Continued

Communication in the Workplace | Employee Benefits Group

Today’s workforce looks markedly different than it did just 10 years ago. 1 in 3 workers in the US are millennials and this makes them the largest generation in our current workforce. The way this generation communicates makes it necessary for the office to adjust its messaging strategy. What was seen as top-notch communication tech … Continued

Holiday Travel Safety Tips | Employee Benefits Agents

Having just wrapped up Thanksgiving, we are now only 2 ½ weeks out from Christmas! While we start planning the perfect gifts for everyone special in our lives, we are also thinking of traveling to visit family and friends. Whether you go by car, bus, or plane, traveling during the holidays needs to be safe. … Continued

Pet Insurance | Employee Benefits Consultants

We’ve all heard the saying “A dog is a man’s best friend” and we know it’s true! Pets give us unconditional love, companionship, and joy. But, are we willing to pay the price when a hefty vet bill comes along? Pet insurance may help you stomach that unexpected emergency room charge due to Fluffy’s uncanny … Continued

What Diversity Looks Like in the Workplace | Employee Benefits Advisors

Diversity isn’t just a moral issue.  There is a business case that can be made for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  From recruitment to mentoring, human resources has a main role in the strategy.Defining DiversityWhat is diversity?  That’s a two pronged answer.  There is inherent diversity.  It involves traits a person is born with… gender, … Continued

Diabetes Education and Prevention | Employee Benefits Group

Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body converts food to energy. Diabetes patients are unable to make enough of the hormone called insulin or cannot use the insulin that is made in their body efficiently.  When this happens, your body can respond in some serious ways that include liver damage, heart … Continued

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