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Insurance, Marijuana and The Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The legalization of marijuana remains a sticky subject for employers, including in Ohio and 26 other states where it remains illegal as of 2016. Download and share the following infographic, “The Effects of Marijuana Legalization in the U.S. Workplace,” presented by Assurex Global, and check out key discussion points within the industry. Even with…

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Employee Benefits Communication: Off-Cycle Enrollments vs. Open Enrollment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Matt Byrnes

WHAT is better to communicate and WHEN.   Information Overload: we’re all suffering and we’re all guilty. There is a way to overcome this in your benefits communications.   The vast majority of employer groups regularly try to cram all benefits enrollment information into one time a year, during open…

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The Diversity Divide in Wellness Programming: Klassen to Present Webinar for the National Wellness Institute June 8

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CLEVELAND – June 7, 2016 – On June 8, Danielle Klassen, Certified Wellness Practitioner and Senior Health Management Consultant at Oswald Companies, will present “The Diversity Divide in Wellness Programming: Appreciating and Leveraging Cultural Competency to Engage All Employees,” webinar for the National Wellness Institute. This webinar outlines how organizations…

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The Case For Preventive Care [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Counseling, screenings, wellness visits. These are a just a few avenues that employers take to help employees improve health, increase productivity and reduce costs. View our latest infographic from osWell Health Management, “Why Preventive Care,” featuring facts and figures on the current health environment, as well as the potential impact of preventive care solutions.…

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Making it Count: The Future of Data Analytics and Employee Benefits (Part 4 of 4)

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We count steps and we count calories. We monitor our heart rate and how much we exercise each day. Individuals and organizations are collecting untold amounts of data, but what do we do with it? The future is here today. Some organizations offer unique plan designs involving personal data transmitted…

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The Cost of Inactivity: Wellness Programs and Data Analytics (Part 3 of 4)

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The management of workforce health can be a costly cascade for organizations. The costs of doing nothing can far outweigh investments in health and wellness programing. Employers continue to adopt wellness programs—either standalone or as part of a health insurance discount—to encourage employee wellness and lower plan costs. Simple wellness actions can…

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The Human Touch: Using Data Analytics to Integrate Findings And Solutions (Part 2 of 4)

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Reporting doesn’t help employers offer the most efficient benefits—data analytics does. But data is nothing without the ability to see correlations, find causes and predict effects. All of this requires a deft hand and knowledgeable professionals. The Human Touch Systems and software are marvels when targeting precise needs. But even the…

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How Analytics Helps Make Sense of Health Plan Components (Part 1 of 4)

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Before you plan for the future, you must analyze the present. Data analytics will help you along this path. It may start by identifying health plan behaviors. Perhaps you need to investigate reasons for misuse of services. Maybe you need to identify the barriers that block optimal usage. Consider how…

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Transactional Liability Insurance Bridges Gap Between Buyer, Seller

Jeffrey Schwab

It’s no secret that whether you are the buyer or seller, protecting yourself from the chaos of unforeseen liabilities should be of utmost priority. Fortunately, a number of carriers offer transactional liability insurance products. Transactional insurance is a collection of products including representations and warranties, tax liability, pollution and contingent…

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ACA Year-End Announcements: New Guidance, Delays & Extensions [WEBINAR]

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To end 2015, the IRS issued new regulatory guidance in implementing the Affordable Care Act, as well as several delays and extensions. CLICK HERE for an Oswald advisory summarizing the recent extension for employers to complete the IRS reporting requirements. The notice provides a 60-day extension for filing Forms 1095…

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