BAN Blog

Compensation Practices, Pay Equity, and Pay Equality

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - September 7, 2022

An integral component of company culture is understanding the compensation strategy that your organization is paying employees. Many employees are asking for transparency. A company can no longer make wage pay decisions based on their geographic location, what competitors are paying, and what an employee was previously making. While this may have been a simplified [Read More]

Employee Assistance Programs

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - June 7, 2022

BAN Director of HCM Services, Bobbi Kloss, recently teamed up with Lucy Henry, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations from First Sun EAP to provide updated information on the importance of EAPs, which the National Association of Health Underwriters published in the June edition of their Benefits Specialist Magazine. Read the full article here

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

By Caroline Williams - April 12, 2022

Contact:Nancy Zalud480-565-7924nancy@benefitcommerce.com 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

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]