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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]

Ways employers should strategize on paid time off benefits

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - July 20, 2020

As published by Employee Benefits News on July 20, 2020. Paid time off is one of the most desirable benefits, and often the most negotiated benefit for applicants. Whether the time is allocated in buckets of vacation, sick, and personal leave or lumped together under a single policy, a 2019 WorldatWork PTO study found that [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.

Money Talks: 5 Compensation Trends to Watch in 2020

By Perry Braun - January 6, 2020

Published by SHRM on January 2, 2020, with input from Perry Braun As a new decade begins, employee-compensation specialists shared their expectations. Below are five trends that pay-watchers predict will gain ground in 2020 and beyond. No. 1: States will continue to set their own compensation mandates. On minimum wage and overtime requirements, “more states [Read More]

Final Rule Released – U. S. Department of Labor

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - September 25, 2019

White-Collar Exemption and Overtime Reporting that 1.3 million workers will now become eligible for overtime pay, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released its final rule to update the exemption requirements of the Executive, Administrative and Professional Employee (EAP) as well as Highly Compensation Executive (HCE) classifications. After overcoming many hurdles, injunction enjoined and invalidation, [Read More]

Is the Worksite Disrupting our Employees’ Emotional Wellbeing?

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - August 30, 2019

Written by Bobbi Kloss, Director of Human Capital Management Services, Benefit Advisors Network. Published in the August/September issues of Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals and Entertainment Human Resources Network. Mindfulness, employee engagement, employer of choice and holistic wellness are all relatively new adjectives being used to describe a 21st Century workplace culture. An employer [Read More]

The 10th Amendment’s Impact on Employee Benefits Today

By Perry Braun - July 12, 2019

Written by Perry Braun, Executive Director, Benefit Advisors Network. Published July 11, 2019 on ThinkAdvisor.com. Maybe, over the next few years, states will have more influence over how your world works. Remember that civics class you had to take in high school? If so, you might recall that the federal government possesses only those powers [Read More]

Employee Benefit Plan Review

Written by Perry S. Braun, Benefit Advisors Network’s Executive Director. Published in Employee Benefit Plan Review, March/April 2019 issue. What Can Employer Sponsored Benefit Plans Expect from a Divided Federal Government? While much of the focus in 2018 came down to the elections, we now have those results and can begin moving forward. But, with [Read More]

Industry Predictions for the New Year

Written by Perry Braun, Benefit Advisors Network, and Lisa Allen, Relph Benefits, for America’s Benefit Specialist. The tail end of 2018 saw the majority of the country focused on the mid-term elections, and with good reason. Those results will impact not only the political landscape, but also every business, organization and individual in the U.S. [Read More]

How Health Policy Could Wobble (Forward?) Now

Published in Think Advisor, written by Perry Braun, Executive Director of Benefit Advisors Network. While much of the focus in 2018 came down to the elections, we now have those results and can begin moving forward. But, with a divided Congress, what will the impact be on the health insurance marketplace, the health care delivery [Read More]