Episode 3.4: The Future of Technology in Healthcare

Author: David Kruse

When tech giants like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft start getting into the healthcare space, what does the future look like for consumers and businesses?

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Are You an Employer or a Bank?

There was a time when employers paid their employees in cash. Employers prepared envelopes of money that would be handed out to employees weekly at the end of a shift. Employees went home, paid their rent and paid off their credit account at the corner grocer. If an employee still struggled to..

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Tricks and Tips for Facilitating Engaging & Meaningful Meetings

Author: Suzanne Templin

Category: Human Resources

There is a common quote by Plutarch that says, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”  In other words, the mind is for having ideas, not holding them.  To that end, it is important that we as leaders are setting our team members up for success by giving them the right..

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Marijuana – Navigating the Multi-State Maze

With Illinois poised to legalize recreational marijuana on January 1, 2020, those of us who are employers in Wisconsin find ourselves surrounded by states where marijuana is legal in some form. (Michigan and Illinois recreational, Minnesota medicinal.)

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Episode 3.3: The Top 3 Compliance Issues Businesses Face

Do you have a plan document? Are you sending out the required notices to your employees, and do they even read or understand them? Are you HIPAA compliant? It's very important to know where your company stands on your compliance obligations.

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The Top 5 Mistakes Holding Back Your Health and Safety Program

Have you ever stopped to think about what might be holding back your health and safety process from eliminating hazards in a proactive and successful way?

Understanding how safety is defined has changed over time. It is ideal for an executive to believe that having no accidents (one of the top..

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Mental Health: Employer Options for Better Access in Today’s Marketplace

Author: Lars Schultz

Behavioral Health has always been something that employers have seen, but rarely want to talk about.  It has recently been gaining steam in American culture and it can no longer be treated like a dirty little secret.  We must embrace it.  Let’s look at a few statistics about the current state of..

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Employee Communications Strategy

Author: Liz Pond

Category: Employee Benefits

Believe it or not, we’re almost halfway through 2019! The mid-year point is a great time to reassess your communications strategy to ensure your employees are understanding and making the most of their benefits. If you don’t currently have a strategy, it’s never too late to start thinking about..

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Thunderstorms - What to do Before, During, and After

Author: Doug Lefeber

Category: Personal Insurance

Warmer weather is here and with that comes the chance for severe thunderstorms. Here are some safety tips for before, during, and after a thunderstorm. 

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Episode 3.2: Communicating Your Benefit Plan's Value to Employees

Companies spend a lot of time and even more money putting together a valuable benefits plan. Unfortunately, employees still see the annual benefits process as burdensome and problematic. What can employers do to make this process more engaging and ensure employees can see the value in their..

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