BAN Blog

DOL Delays Enforcement of Health Plan Cost Reporting

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - November 19, 2021

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]

Marketing Your Community to Attract New Employees

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - November 9, 2021

The latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that there are 10.4 million job openings across the U.S. No wonder the topic of employee attraction has been a key topic this year for employers with businesses of all sizes, industries, and geographic locations. The labor market and the multi-generations currently in the [Read More]

Open Enrollment Considerations: An HR Perspective

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

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management – October 12, 2021 Published in America’s Benefit Specialist Magazine, October 2021 Life has felt like a proverbial rollercoaster over the past year and a half. It seems no matter how much more prepared the industry is or how much better it gets, the more outside forces continue to disrupt [Read More]

Times are changing (and so is open enrollment)

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - October 13, 2021

Experts share practical advice on how to improve the enrollment process despite an uncertain future. By Alan Goforth | October 13, 2021 at 09:54 AM Every pain point may present an opportunity, but easing that pain is easier said than done. (Illustration by Sjored van Leeuwen) Brokers often prepare for open enrollment as if it were a 100-meter [Read More]

Open Enrollment Considerations: An HR Perspective

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - October 12, 2021

Published in America’s Benefit Specialist Magazine, October 2021 Life has felt like a proverbial rollercoaster over the past year and a half. It seems no matter how much more prepared the industry is or how much better it gets, the more outside forces continue to disrupt business continuity, constantly challenging the industry to think differently [Read More]

ANNOUNCEMENT: HR COVERED AND HR PRIMED HAVE MERGED

By Benefit Advisors Network - September 29, 2021

Dear BAN members and friends I am pleased to announce that HRprimed Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with HR Covered Inc., a leading provider of Human Resources Products and Support based in Ontario, Canada. HR Covered has a proven track record in offering customized solutions to every aspect of HR and H&S [Read More]

EAP: How They are Helping U.S. Employees During the Pandemic

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - September 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new challenges for those already suffering from mental illness. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), approximately  4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, up from one in ten adults who reported these symptoms from January to June [Read More]

Welcome to the BAN Family, PSH Insurance!

By Caroline Williams - September 2, 2021

Benefit Advisors Network is pleased to welcome our newest agency, PSH Insurance, to the BAN network. PSH Insurance Inc. is a locally owned, independent health and life insurance brokerage firm serving Hawaii businesses and individuals since 1982. Based in Honolulu, PSH offers a wide assortment of high-quality products from a broad range of vendors. In [Read More]

Benefit Advisors Network Announces Actuarial Directors for Canadian Market

By Benefit Advisors Network - July 26, 2021

Actuarial Solutions Inc. to Provide Actuarial Support to BAN Canada and Its Members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica Tiller 442-621-7690 or jtiller@pughandtillerpr.com CLEVELAND, OH and TORONTO, CANADA (7/27/21) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), the premiere international network of independent employee benefits firms, has named Joe Nunes, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Actuarial Solutions Inc., as well as Jason Vary, President [Read More]