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Benefit Commerce Group & Its Employees Relieve Over $2 Million of Medical Debt

By Caroline Williams - April 12, 2022

Contact:Nancy Scottsdale, AZ (April 11, 2022) – Benefit Commerce Group (BCG), an Alera Group Company, announced contributions that alleviated more than $2 million of medical debt, with $1.8 million of abolished debt in Maricopa County. Another $280,000 in medical debt relief was achieved in Colorado, through BCG’s affiliate, Fall River Employee Benefits. One in [Read More]

Keeping your business safe from identity theft

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - April 8, 2022

Published by BenefitsPro Failure to guard against identity theft could ultimately destroy your business and reputation. We never know where the threats are going to come from. They are presented sometimes as emails, phone calls, oor requests that appear to be legitimate but the sender or caller is very likely sitting in a location somewhere [Read More]

The Great Resignation

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - March 9, 2022

In the April 2020 newsletter edition, I spoke about attracting qualified…or just candidates, thesedays. Groan if you are still having problems with finding qualified candidates these days. According to the latest Bureau of Labor and Statistics Jolt Report as of December 2021, there are 10.9million positions that need to be filled within the U.S. while [Read More]

Good News for DC Pension Plans in Ontario

By Benefit Advisors Network - February 16, 2022

Good news! As of February 11, 2022, pension fund audits are no longer required for Defined Contribution Pension Plans in Ontario.  You can find the official regulatory change here. We note that this applies somewhat retroactively, so for example a DC pension plan with a December 31, 2021 year-end that would have filed their audit [Read More]

Straight Talk: It’s Not Just Verbal

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - February 16, 2022

The HR buzz today is around having a company culture that attracts and retains quality employees. Wetalk about performance management, succession planning, training, and development, all devisedupon supporting the short-and long-term success of the employee. We support holistic wellbeingstrategies focusing on programs for the physical, emotional, social, and 􀀠financial wellbeing of our employees which in [Read More]

2022 Advice and Reminders for Comp and Benefits Managers

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - January 5, 2022

Trends and developments to follow in the year ahead By Stephen Miller, CEBS January 5, 2022 s the new year gets underway,SHRM Online has collected the following predictions from experts on how compensation, benefits and workplace culture are likely to change. Take Steps to Counter the Great Resignation Employers facing worker shortages are now open to enacting certain [Read More]

Wishful thinking: Brokers predict 2022’s top headlines

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - December 16, 2021

If the pandemic were to magically disappear on 12/31, what news would benefits advisors like to see make headlines in 2022? By BenefitsPRO Editors | December 29, 2021 at 09:46 AM If the pandemic were to mysteriously disappear on the last day of 2021, what big trends or topics would you like to see take its place in [Read More]

Sharing Success: Owen & Associates

By Benefit Advisors Network - November 23, 2021

From Elisabeth Nunes Just 6 months ago, in April of 2021, Benefit Advisors Network expanded its membership across the border with our first two Canadian firms. The addition of Owen & Associates and The Leslie Group has been a pivotal step towards facilitating the opportunities and connections our North American members need to collectively provide [Read More]

DOL Delays Enforcement of Health Plan Cost Reporting

Rule aims to identify medical and drug pricing trends to control costs By Stephen Miller, CEBS November 19, 2021 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), working with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of Personnel Management, issued an interim final rule that spells out upcoming requirements [Read More]