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5 Employee Benefits That Promote a Strong Work-Life Balance

All employers want to have a team of loyal, dedicated workers, but what does it take? Today's generation of workers is seeking a more positive work-life balance. As an employer, you can foster higher employee loyalty by offering certain benefits to your current and prospective employees.  Your employees are often married, building a family, and value working for a company that recognizes that life is...

Can I Buy Health Insurance on My Own?

You may be considering buying health insurance and could use some advice. The Affordable Care Act dramatically changed the rules, eradicating the insurance company's ability to deny insurance for preexisting conditions. Much of the Act is still in place, with some changes. Yes, you can buy health insurance on your own, but you may find the process surprisingly complicated and confusing. What plan is best...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Calculating how much life insurance involves evaluating your financial circumstances, which vary widely from family to family. In essence, you want a policy that will cover income loss due to death, provide your family with the capacity to pay off all bills, and provide your family with the financial support your dependents need. A basic calculation is to purchase a policy that pays out ten...

5 Employee Retention Strategies for 2021

2020 and 2021 have brought a new set of challenges to employers – and their workers. Unless your business delivered essential services, it is likely that most of your employees worked from home. While many businesses have "weathered the storm" and will return to doing business as usual, others are facing larger challenges. The power has shifted from employer to the workforce, with hundreds of...

Staying Healthy While Working from Home

Working from home has become the "new normal," even as office buildings begin to open their doors again. Most workers have transitioned to daily Zoom calls, email, and texting to perform the duties of employment. Being forced to stay home over months of restrictions, and with gyms closed for many of those months, may have caused your normal exercise regimen and track to staying healthy...