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BAN and PTO Exchange to Give Firms and Employees More Ways to Use Surplus Vacation

By Benefit Advisors Network - November 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica Tiller 442-621-7690 or jtiller@pughandtillerpr.com CLEVELAND, OH (11/19/20) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), a national network of independent employee benefit firms, is pleased to announce that it has created a strategic partnership with PTO Exchange, a benefits platform that turns unused paid time off (PTO) hours into liquid assets that can [Read More]

How HR Practices Have Changed During Covid

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - November 6, 2020

Published by America’s Benefit Specialist from NAHU, November 2020. For many organizations, remote work is a new concept. The global pandemic forced countless numbers of employers to rapidly create a work-from-home environment. The speed at which the transition occurred, at different levels of success, allowed many employers to change negative perceptions of remote work, and [Read More]

Key Data Resources For HR Pros

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - October 29, 2020

Across the Human Resource profession, it is easy to identify two approaches: one applies to performing the tasks at hand and the other is strategic. To most, task-related means performing basic HR functions – the immediate tasks at hand. A strategic focus, alternatively, is when an individual adds value beyond the day-to-day to provide long-term [Read More]

Unconscious Bias: A Reality Of The Truth

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - August 31, 2020

As published in August/September 2020, issue of Entertainment Human Resources Network. Bobbi Kloss is the Director of Human Capital Management Services for the Benefit Advisors Network – an exclusive, national network of independent employee benefits brokerage and consulting companies. For more information, please visit: www.benefitadvisorsnetwork.com or email the author at bkloss@benefitadvisorsnetwork.com. Bobbi will be discussing [Read More]

Benefit Advisors Network, Rain Partner to Give Workers Early Access to Wages

By Benefit Advisors Network - August 24, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH (8/24/20) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), a national network of independent employee benefit firms, is pleased to announce that it has created a strategic partnership with Rain, whose mission is to improve financial wellness and increase worker productivity by giving employees full control over their income, putting an end to predatory financial products [Read More]

DOL Temporarily Extends COBRA Sign-Up Deadlines

Terminated workers are given more time to elect COBRA coverage and pay premiums In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new final rule that temporarily extends the period in which eligible employees can elect COBRA health insurance coverage and the deadline for them to begin making COBRA premium [Read More]

CARES Act Tax-Free Student Loan Repayment Plans

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed H. R. 748, (CARES Act), and President Trump signed it, making it a new law.  Called to be the “single-biggest economic relief package in American history,” the CARES Act amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and is created to provide economic relief and stimulus to workers, families, and businesses [Read More]

Latest COVID-19 News for Employers: Unemployment Insurance

With many businesses being faced with mandatory State orders to temporarily close or scale back their services in an ability to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), workers are being displaced. Turning to the unemployment lines, employees are questioning their employers about their potential eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. While the determination of [Read More]

Perry Braun Featured in EBN

By Perry Braun - March 4, 2020

“2020 is just another year of chaos,” BAN’s Executive Director, Perry Braun said at the 2020 Workplace Benefits Renaissance conference. “If you want to be in the employee benefits space and advise employees, you should be packaging technology within the benefits framework.” Read the full article from Employee Benefits News here.