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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 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]

Sharing Success: Owen & Associates

By Benefit Advisors Network - November 23, 2021

From Elisabeth Nunes Just 6 months ago, in April of 2021, Benefit Advisors Network expanded its membership across the border with our first two Canadian firms. The addition of Owen & Associates and The Leslie Group has been a pivotal step towards facilitating the opportunities and connections our North American members need to collectively provide [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]


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]