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Early Preparation Is Crucial for 2023 Open Enrollment | PA Employee Benefits Group

The job market is still dealing with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers are taking stock of their circumstances and considering which employment perks matter the most. Specifically, employees are increasingly more concerned about their physical and mental health, financial security and work-life balance than before the pandemic. Many employers have responded by enhancing … Continued

How Inflation Influences Layoffs | PA Benefits Advisors

The United States, like some other countries around the world, including the United Kingdom and China, are facing an inflation crisis in this post-pandemic era. Inflation has great influence on Human Resources because it can cause the need for wage stagnation and budget cuts. The biggest disappointment during times of high inflation is the possibility … Continued

5 Things You Should Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act | Pennsylvania Benefits Partners

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 makes it illegal for companies to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, according to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This legislation, which has been amended in the years since it was originally signed into law, provides guidelines to employers for accommodating and being fair … Continued

Relax! Vacations are Good for Your Health | PA Employee Benefits Agents

American workers are notorious for being workaholics. In fact, The Center for Economic and Policy Research has gone so far as to call the U.S. the “No Vacation Nation.”  Deciding you need a vacation may feel indulgent but in reality, it is a crucial key to our overall health. Why do you need to take … Continued

Mitigating Workers Compensation Claims | Pennsylvania Benefits Partners

For most employers in the United States today, mitigating workers compensation claims is a key component of a company’s overall cost management strategy. Rightly so – the actual costs of a single workers compensation claim can be staggering (see table below for some of the most common and costly types of claims). According to the … Continued

Lower 2023 Health Premiums | PA Employee Benefits Agents

For the past two decades, health costs have increased each year. This happens for a variety of reasons, such as inflation or, say, a global pandemic. With that in mind, you can be sure health prices will go up again in 2023. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, medical costs have increased an average of … Continued

PCORI fees are due by Monday, August 1, 2022 | PA Employee Benefits Advisors

By way of background, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the Institute’s work, a small annual fee—commonly called the PCORI fee—is charged on group health plans. Grandfathered health plans are not exempt. Most employers do not have to take any … Continued

Top Human Resources Challenges | PA Benefits Team

The workplace has been changing faster than anyone could have predicted. While the COVID-19 pandemic is largely responsible for these changes, various social movements and technological advancements have also played a role. Many of these changes occurred suddenly, leaving no time to prepare. These rapid changes created—and in some cases exposed—several workplace challenges, which are … Continued

What Employees Want: On-Demand Pay | Pennsylvania Benefits Consultants

Payroll works the same way in almost every full-time job.  Employees earn money by working, and they all receive their earnings on a set date: payday.  However, in an era of same-day shipping, on-demand movies, and unlimited mobile access, individuals are increasingly expecting prompt access to nearly anything they need. For employees, this also means … Continued

5 Ways To Support Employees’ Mental Health | PA Benefits Firm

An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. While mental health includes mental illness, the two aren’t interchangeable. An employee can go through a period of poor mental health but not necessarily have a clear, diagnosable mental illness. Additionally, an employee’s mental health can change … Continued

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