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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Caroline Williams - January 17, 2023

Written by: Andrea Dunn and Miracle Gladney from Alera Group Many of us consider Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) to be a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States, and a hero in the fight for civil rights for black and brown citizens during the 1950s and 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr. sought equality [Read More]

Benefit Advisors Network, Sparrow Form Partnership
Sparrow’s Leave Management Solution to be Offered to All BAN Members

By Benefit Advisors Network - October 11, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Jessica Tillerjtiller@pughandtillerpr.com or 443-621-7690 San Francisco, CA and Beachwood, OH (10/12/2022) — Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) – a national network of independent employee benefits firms – has partnered with Sparrow, the first high-tech, high-touch leave management solution for employers. This strategic partnership will enable BAN to provide a superior leave management solution [Read More]

How to Raise Engagement with Benefits During Open Enrollment

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - September 23, 2022

Online platforms with decision-making tools spur better-informed choices By Lin Grensing-Pophal, September 23, 2022, Published by SHRM The process of signing up for benefits options during open enrollment has largely been automated, with online enrollment platforms replacing paper forms. Now, more employers are seeking to improve the online enrollment experience by adding decision-support tools and guides [Read More]

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]

Ready to ask for a raise at work? Here are some workplace tips for tough conversations

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - August 30, 2022

Published August 30, 2022 by USA Today | By Rayna Song Employees sometimes need to handle tough situations at work, such as asking for a pay increase or deciding to leave the company. But there are time-tested ways to help ensure a smooth and professional process that gets workers where they want to be and employers [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 Zalud480-565-7924nancy@benefitcommerce.com 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]