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Open Enrollment Video Playbook Series: Mapping Out a Successful Open Enrollment Timeline

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Check out Episode 3 of our Open Enrollment Playbook Video Series, “Mapping Out a Successful Open Enrollment Timeline.”  

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Open Enrollment Video Playbook Series: Formulating Your Game Plan: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

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Check out Episode 2 of our Open Enrollment Playbook Video Series, “Formulating Your Game Plan: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance” and learn more on: Analyzing last year’s open enrollment How to get employee feedback Establishing meaningful goals  

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Open Enrollment Video Playbook Series: The Ultimate Planning Guide From Training Camp to Kickoff

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It’s the one time of year that there is s an active audience, ready to learn about their benefits. And while we are still navigating these fluid times, employee communication is more important than it’s ever been, especially during your renewal season. Check out our “Open Enrollment Video Playbook Series”…

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The Post-COVID Workplace: Employee Preferences Are Only Part of the Equation

Margaret Gennero

As the economy continues to open up and COVID restrictions are lifted, the American workforce faces yet another adaptation. With many people now adjusted to working from home, businesses and organizations are bringing employees back into the office or introducing a hybrid future that combines working from home with days…

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COVID and the Workplace: Vaccine Mandates, Incentives and More

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If an organization is considering incentivizing vaccinations, mandating vaccinations or introducing financial penalties for unvaccinated employees, a number of general rules need to be considered before introducing a policy within the organization. To assist in the interpretation of the rules, here’s some basic information you should know: The HIPAA/ACA financial…

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The Delta Variant & FDA-Approved Vaccine May Mean More Mandates

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As the summer winds down, several new developments on the COVID-19 front are having a massive impact on how organizations across all industries approach vaccination policies. With the surging Delta variant, news of at least one additional variant and recent FDA approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (with more approvals…

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Effectively Communicating With Employees in a Hybrid Environment: Crain’s Cleveland Feature

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Oswald Companies was a featured contributor in the Crain’s Cleveland Employee Benefits: Thought Leadership Custom Content, July 2021. In the article titled “Effectively communicating with employees in a hybrid environment,” Bill Fisher, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Group Benefits, discusses the importance of employee communication and engagement for all aspects…

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Overcoming Employee Communication Challenges

Communicating with employees has always been a vexing problem. Though, we can’t blame it on too little communication, considering the amount of emails and phone calls zoom through offices every day, even beyond the traditional office hours. And considering how fast-paced businesses run, we aren’t stopping to consider if our communication capabilities…

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Protect the Net: Evaluation of Disability Insurance for Athletes, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the importance of Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and what to look for when acquiring it. For this part let’s turn our focus to Loss-of-Value (LOV) insurance. Remember that PTD covers an athlete in the event of a career-ending injury. LOV, on the other…

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What Employers Need to Know About Medicare

Stanley Sieniawski

Many employees are postponing retirement and working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. While this segment of the workforce provides important experience, there are some challenges for both the employer and the employees. Employees may not fully understand what Medicare offers and stay on the group health plan at…

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