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How Do Your Employee Benefits Stack Up?

By Gibson on Aug 23, 2017 6:30:00 AM

The vast majority of employers with 50 or more employees are still offering health insurance, even with the passage of the Affordable Care Act back in 2010. Why do they do it? Employer funded health insurance still seems to be the key employee benefit that matters most to prospective employees. But if everyone is still doing the same thing, how can you stand out from the crowd? Below are a few essential categories that top performing companies value.

Topics: Employee Benefits
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Workplace Harassment & Discrimination [Webinar]

By Gibson on Aug 2, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Core values are the heartbeat of your organization. You likely have values that address topics such as respect for all people, individual dignity, and trust among team members. But every day your organization can face threats to your values. These threats can come in the form of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, favoritism, and gossip.

Topics: Risk Management Employee Benefits
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Ask The Advisor: Health Insurance Funding Options

By Gibson on Jul 31, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Ray Korson, Client Executive at Gibson, discusses health insurance funding options and how taking on the wrong amount of risk for your organization can lead to financial inefficiency. To hear what Ray has to say, check out the video below:

Topics: Employee Benefits
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Employee Benefits: Promoting Health Literacy

By Gibson on Jul 19, 2017 6:30:00 AM

You want your employees to become better health care consumers. To use preventative care measures, to choose urgent care over emergency room visits when appropriate, to consider the options when scheduling a test or procedure, to choose generic prescriptions when possible….you want them to make more informed health decisions.

But how can they do these things if they don’t understand basic health information and services? They can’t make smarter health care decisions until they understand the terms.

Employees can’t become better health care consumers without health literacy!

Topics: Employee Benefits
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Tackling HR’s Biggest Challenges: Turn Down The Volume Webinar Series

By Gibson on Jul 10, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Employees are our greatest assets. But the recruitment, development, and retention of those employees doesn’t come without its complexities and challenges. From harassment and discrimination to FMLA, ADA, workers’ compensation, and more – there is a lot of noise in the HR world!

Topics: Risk Management Employee Benefits
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Workplace Wellbeing: The Rise Of Wearable Devices

By Whitney Trent on Jun 21, 2017 6:30:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week. Research shows, and most individuals would agree, that engaging in regular physical activity, such as walking, enjoy the benefits of:

  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Lower blood cholesterol
  • Increased cardiovascular endurance
  • Improved bone strength
  • Burn calories and weight maintenance

What if there was a device available that could help someone measure their activity or send hourly reminders to get up and move to increase daily physical activity levels? And what would this mean for workplace wellbeing?

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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7 Tips For Creating An Effective Benefits Communication Strategy

By Gibson on Jun 14, 2017 6:30:00 AM

You spend considerable time and resources crafting your benefits plan, striving to find a solution that’s best for your employees and for the organization. Once you’ve made the decisions and the plan is in place, how can you be sure your employees will use it? Or properly understand it?

The answer lies in your communication strategy!

Topics: Employee Benefits
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Ask The Advisor: Health Care Transparency & Consumerism

By Gibson on May 24, 2017 6:30:00 AM

 

Miguel Salazar, Principal and Consultant at Gibson, discusses the risk of employees consuming health care with little understanding of the costs and how your organization can help manage this risk. To hear what Miguel has to say, check out the video below: 

Topics: Risk Management Employee Benefits
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2018 HSA & HDHP Limits Announced

By Gibson on May 11, 2017 9:38:35 AM

On May 4, 2017, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2017-37 revealing dollar limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for 2018.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Care Reform
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House Passes Republican ACA Replacement Plan

By Gibson on May 4, 2017 7:43:05 PM

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Act passed in the House by a vote of 217-213. After meetings with the White House and amendments to the plan in recent days, the Republican House leadership was able to secure the votes to pass this legislation.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Care Reform