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Choosing and Using Benefits: How to Think Like a Millennial

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Oct 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Millennials are now the largest age demographic in the workforce, and we’re already seeing them make their presence known through shifts in HR policy and programs. The “Millennial effect” is particularly apparent in benefits, with Millennials showing unprecedented benefits preferences compared to previous generations.

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3 Tips to Encourage Health Literacy

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Oct 17, 2017 11:35:42 AM

HR/benefits pros are behind the 8 ball. Most U.S. employees spend 15 minutes or less selecting their benefits, many would rather have a root canal than go through Annual Enrollment, and a fair amount also say navigating benefits is worse than losing their cell phone. All of those statistics are real.

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Celebrate Failure and Don’t Hire Harvard Grads: 6 Steps to Drive Organizational Innovation

Posted by Kelley Butler on Oct 13, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Even among top talent, three words can flatline employees’ innovative mindset: Fear of failure.

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Don’t Worry, Ben Happy: Stress-Free Vibes Flow Through HR Tech 2017

Posted by Kelley Butler on Oct 11, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Even during the hectic run-up to Annual Enrollment, HR/benefits pros were able to find calm amid the chaos with Businessolver. We kicked off the 2017 HR Technology Conference & Expo, inviting pros to find their #happyplace at our booth with a relaxing virtual reality meditation experience that takes them to a soothing waterfall, gently rolling river, or oceanfront beach.

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Hi, I’m Sofia: What Can I Help You with Today?

Posted by Sofia on Oct 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Hi, HR/benefits pros! I’m Sofia, and I’m excited to meet you – and hopefully, your employees as well! I’m a personalized benefits assistant, the latest product innovation by my colleagues at Businessolver. They’re trusting me to add greater personalization and real-time benefits support for members that use their benefits administration technology platform. Today is my big debut, and I’m ready to take the benefits industry by storm!

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Alert: Receive an IRS Letter Citing ACA Noncompliance? There’s a Simple Solution

Posted by Angel Hower on Oct 3, 2017 10:45:59 AM

Did you receive IRS LTR 1865C?  Don’t panic!

One of our partners recently received such a letter, which stated that the organization’s 1094C and 1095C Forms hadn’t been submitted in the IRS-approved format, and the organization had until Oct. 18, 2017 to remedy the issue. The organization called IRS customer service, and received a recorded message:

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ACA to … ACA: How ‘repeal and replace’ has come full circle

Posted by Angel Hower on Sep 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Despite promising to have a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on President Trump’s desk on inauguration day, it’s now nine months into the new administration. The closest a repeal and replace bill has gotten to the president’s desk is the White House Rose Garden, where Trump and congressional leaders celebrated in May when the House passed its repeal bill.

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Voluntary Army: Holding the Front Line on Employee Engagement

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Sep 26, 2017 12:30:00 PM


I recently read a report that for the first time in history,
five generations soon will be side-by-side in the workforce. While the stat isn’t surprising – Boomers and the Silent Generation are staying healthier and retiring later due to financial strains, and Millennials and Gen Z are just starting their careers – it’s nonetheless sobering to consider that more than 50 years could separate the generations in the workforce.

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Breaking the Language Barrier: 3 Steps to Improving Health Literacy

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Sep 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the U.S., only 14 percent of adults can correctly define common health insurance terms and more than half of enrollees do not know how HSAs work. This lack of health literacy leads 28 percent of people to say that reviewing their benefits during Annual Enrollment is worse than losing their cell phone – which is pretty bad, considering how much most of us love our phones!   

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Ending Horizon ’17 on a Mile-High Note in Denver

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Sep 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Last week, we held our Horizon ‘17 series finale in Denver. With Annual Enrollment quickly approaching, we knew this event was the perfect opportunity to discuss the best ways to reach employees during this important time of year. Driving the conversation were industry leaders, including: Cam Marston, an expert on generations in the workplace; Kim Burgess, Statewide Chief Human Resources Officer for the State of Colorado; and Kelley Korte, Human Resources Director of Benefits at American Greetings.

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