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Firing of FBI’s McCabe Spotlights Pension-Vesting Issues – Terminations before a vesting milestone can trigger litigation

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - March 22, 2018

As seen on by Stephen Miller, CEBS Quotes included by BAN Directors Bobbi Kloss and Peter Marathas When Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on March 16, just two days before his 50th birthday, it kept McCabe from qualifying for early payout of his pension and other retiree benefits. The firing also raised [Read More]

Company Culture is the First Draw for Millennials (Part 2)

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - February 26, 2018

Gallup, LinkedIn, and all have studies showing that recruiting and retaining millennials tops the list of the most challenging HR business objectives for employers across the country. It is not surprising when you consider the following statistics: At 75 million, Millennials make up the largest generation, according to the U. S. Census Bureau; They [Read More]

Hypertension Redefined

By Bruce Campbell - January 16, 2018

Implications for Brokers and Employers Background:  Clinical Factors Prehypertension and Hypertension (“HTN”) are important issues for health plans, providers, and individuals.  Because of high prevalence, the potential for dangerous costly complications, and the availability of effective treatments, HTN has been an important “target” for guideline development. Key facts illustrating the importance of HTN for costs [Read More]

Company Culture is the First Draw for Candidates

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - January 2, 2018

In today’s workplace, there is a convergence of forces that are creating challenges to an employer’s ability to attract and retain qualified employees. As we all know, employees are the lifeblood of any good company. Without them, a company simply does not exist. In fact, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of The Virgin Group has been [Read More]

What Happens If Tax Reform Scuttles Employers’ Deduction for Commuting Benefits

By Benefit Advisors Network - December 12, 2017

Article credited to – December 12, 2017 – Stephen Miller, CEBS Employees like receiving subsidies from their employers to defray commuting and parking costs, but tax reform—if enacted—could drastically transform these common benefits. Both tax reform bills passed by the House and Senate—now being reconciled by a joint congressional committee—would eliminate the business deduction [Read More]

Consider Employees’ Reactions Before Reducing Birth Control Coverage

By Benefit Advisors Network - October 11, 2017

Article credited to:, written by Stephen Miller, CEBS Most employer health plans are expected to continue providing no-cost contraception coverage for women, despite the Trump administration’s announcement of new rules last week that it will allow employers to claim a religious or moral objection to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement. “Employer-sponsored health [Read More]

Press Release: Benefit Advisors Network Partners With Integrity Data

By Benefit Advisors Network - September 12, 2017

ACA Solution To Help BAN Members Comply With Reporting Requirements CLEVELAND, OH (9/12/17) — Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) – a national network of independent employee benefit firms – has partnered with Integrity Data, a leader in ACA compliance solutions. This strategic partnership will enable BAN to provide a superior ACA reporting experience that BAN members [Read More]

Press Release: Newly Formed Alera Group Brings Together 24 Employee Benefits, P&C, Risk Management and Wealth Management

Newly Formed Alera Group Brings Together 24 Employee Benefits, Property/Casualty, Risk Management and Wealth Management Firms Historic M&A Deal Creates the Nation’s 14th Largest Private Insurance Firm, Seventh Largest Private Employee Benefits Firm DEERFIELD, IL (January 4, 2017)— Today, 24 independent employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firms announced that they have joined to [Read More]