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It’s Time to Break the ‘Ramen Rule’

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Sep 15, 2016 10:14:26 AM

I recently received my copy of the newest issue of Leader’s Edge magazine. The publication is a thought leader that not only measures the pulse of the insurance marketplace, but may even quicken the pulse for some. One of the lead stories this month is “The Ramen Noodle Effect.” I knew immediately that the article would be about college debt.

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With Benefits for All: Doing Our Part to Support the Mission

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Sep 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Late last year, we were thrilled to sign on as a client a global contractor that’s providing critical mission support to the U.S. and its allied partners. While I can’t mention the contractor’s name or the specific missions it supports here at home and around the globe, trust me when I say that for these employees, Businessolver’s mission is clear: Make understanding and choosing their benefits as engaging, simple, and intuitive as possible so they can get back to their important work around national security.

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Technology or People: What’s Your Biggest Security Risk?

Posted by Natalie McLinden on Aug 31, 2016 9:48:45 AM

Security might not be a popular topic around the office, but it is an important one—especially if you’re in the benefits industry. By nature, the PHI that is handled—from Social Security numbers to medical information—makes HR and healthcare extremely attractive targets for cyber hackers. Handling this sensitive data means HR administrators need to ensure they’re making data security a priority within their organization. It’s HR’s job to protect your people – that includes protecting their most personal information.

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Applying a 1-2-3 Approach to Financial Wellness Benefits Programs

Posted by Kelley Butler on Aug 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The data is sad and shocking: More than two-thirds of Americans (76%) live paycheck to paycheck. Not saving, not setting goals for the future – merely surviving one Friday to another two weeks later. That’s no way to live. And of course as HR people, our first instinct is to want to help.

So, 100 percent raises for everyone, right?

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Employers Have 18,000 Reasons to Stop Overlooking Working Parents

Posted by Marcy Klipfel on Aug 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Today, U.S. families are spending more money than ever on care for their children, paying an average of $18,000 per year. For many families, the expense is a heavy but necessary burden, especially since nearly half of America’s two-parent households report that both parents work full-time.

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4 Strategies to Slay the Summer Slump

Posted by Marcy Klipfel on Aug 11, 2016 10:44:30 AM

The dog days of summer are upon us: the sun is out, temperatures are up, and no one wants to be in the office. It’s one of those times of year when employees can start to lose focus and motivation – and companies can start to lose money. Disengaged employees cost U.S. companies an estimated $450 billion to $550 billion a year, so combatting the summer slump is important, but not always easy.

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How to Sell Your Benefits Strategy to the C-Suite

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Aug 9, 2016 3:54:27 PM

Months of planning go into the most important time of the year for us HR pros – annual enrollment. After all of the research, planning, negotiating, and preparation, one last hurdle remains before enrollment begins: Presenting the benefits strategy to the C-suite. The presentation is a big moment – a time to shine and highlight HR’s role at the table with senior leaders.

To help you nail it and get unanimous C-suite support, we recently held a webinar session about how to sell your benefits strategy to the C-suite, featuring two experts who shared techniques to ensure a successful meeting. If you missed the live session, don’t worry! The entire presentation is available now for on-demand viewing. Too busy prepping for AE for an hour webinar? Here are our experts’ five best tips and tricks:

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Taking the Baldrige Journey

Posted by Natalie McLinden on Aug 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Over the past several months here at Businessolver, we have been vigorously working toward organizational excellence and quality. As our business continues to grow, it’s becoming more and more important to scale smartly; investing now in creating quality process initiatives will keep everything running smoothly into the future, for our employees and our clients. We’ve set a high bar for ourselves, making a companywide commitment to meet the standards set in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.

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The Delighted Intern: Making a Difference

Posted by Natalie McLinden on Jul 29, 2016 4:42:20 PM

This week the Delighted Intern spotlight is on jumbo market client services interns, Kyla Inderski and Aubri Westlake. Kyla and Aubri talk about their Intern U experience here at Businessolver, along with the unique experience to work directly with senior leadership for their Executive Proposal Project. Take a look!

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The Delighted Intern: Client Services

Posted by Natalie McLinden on Jul 22, 2016 3:28:53 PM

This week, the Delighted Intern spotlight is on our client services interns. Hear from Kylie Hamerlinck, Randa Scaglione and Zach Zlabis on the impact they've made on their team so far, their biggest surprise about the internship, their biggest lessons learned and more!

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