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Healthcare Happy Hour with NAHU and BAN

By Benefit Advisors Network - May 7, 2021

NAHU CEO Janet Stokes Trautwein sits down with Perry Braun, executive director of Benefit Advisors Network. The two discuss President Biden’s first 100 days in office, the impact of the pandemic on our industry, current and future industry trends, NAHU’s advocacy efforts, and more. Listen to the Podcast Here>>

Benefit Advisors Network Launches in Canada

By Benefit Advisors Network - April 12, 2021

Two Prestigious Canadian Firms Named Founding Members CLEVELAND, OH and TORONTO, CANADA (4/14/21) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), the premiere international network of independent employee benefit firms, is pleased to announce that it has launched in Canada, with Owen & Associates and The Leslie Group becoming the first two firms accepted as members of BAN [Read More]

Employees as assets, the C-suite as investors

By Perry Braun - April 6, 2021

CFOs have become more involved in the decision-making strategy in recent years, and it’s changing the way companies think about benefits. By Emily Payne | April 05, 2021 at 10:55 AM Published by BenefitsPro “Agility.” “Human capital.” “KPIs.” As a benefits professional, you’ve no doubt heard this kind of terminology popping up more and more in the past [Read More]

Benefit Advisors Network, Nectar Partner to Close Worker Recognition Gap

By Benefit Advisors Network - March 16, 2021

CLEVELAND, OHIO AND OREM, UTAH (PRWEB) MARCH 16, 2021 Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), a national network of independent employee benefit firms, is pleased to announce that it has created a strategic partnership with Nectar, a 360-employee recognition and rewards platform that enables organizations to celebrate and spotlight great work, anytime, anywhere. Under the terms of the [Read More]

Scrutiny of Independent Contractors in a Biden Administration

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - February 26, 2021

The battle and confusion of identifying an independent contractor continues. Jumping across party lines for rules established to benefit employers under the Republican Trump Administration to now halting the advancement of those rules in an effort to benefit employees under the Democratic Biden Administration. Such as with any new political administration, the incumbent traditionally pend [Read More]

‘Strategic’ Will Be the Word of the Year for 2021

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - February 3, 2021

Published by Human Resource Executive, December 2020. This year has brought HR a host of unprecedented issues to navigate: employee safety concerns, engagement in a newly remote world, legal considerations and even the reshaping of the HR role itself. With all of that change just in the last few months, many HR leaders are looking to 2021 with a [Read More]

Change or Die

By Perry Braun - December 24, 2020

A benefits industry veteran has ideas about how to stay relevant. Published by ThinkAdvisor These names ring a bell? Atari. Blockbuster. Myspace. What do they all have in common? Failure to change. Regardless of current economic conditions, the one constant is the need for employers to gather advice on how to address problems within their [Read More]

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]