Ask the Advisor: Do We Still Have to Provide EPSL or EFMLA if We Layoff or Furlough Employees? | Employee Benefits Experts

Question: Do we still have to provide EPSL or EFMLA if we lay off or furlough employees? Answer: No. Employers who are closed — either due to lack of business or a state or local order — do not have to provide these leaves because they don’t have work available. Employees who are furloughed (temporarily … Continued

Pet Insurance | Employee Benefits Advisors

We’ve all heard the saying “A dog is a man’s best friend” and we know it’s true! Pets give us unconditional love, companionship, and joy. But, are we willing to pay the price when a hefty vet bill comes along? Pet insurance may help you stomach that unexpected emergency room charge due to Fluffy’s uncanny … Continued

How to be an Open Enrollment Rockstar | Employee Benefits Team

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas—it’s Open Enrollment!! When the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, we know it’s time to start thinking of open enrollment hype and meetings and meetings and meetings. So how do you change normal and ordinary communication about employee benefits and change … Continued

Volunteering Time Off, Part Two | Employee Benefits Team

Right now our national unemployment rate is 3.7%–edging towards a 50-year low. With this low rate, companies are actually finding it increasingly harder to hire and retain great talent. One way to combat this issue is by increasing employee engagement through volunteering. In survey after survey, employees state that they want to work for companies … Continued

Volunteering Time Off, Part 1 | Employee Benefits Advisors

Volunteering Time Off, or VTO, has become a buzz topic for many companies as of late. It involves encouraging employees to take time off from their job to plug in to their community and the nonprofits that support it. Let’s delve in deeper to understand what VTO looks like. Typical VTO policies allot for 8 … Continued

FROM THE HOTLINE: HOLIDAY PAY FOR NEW EMPLOYEES | Employee Benefits Partners

Question:   Our handbook states you must work your first scheduled day before AND after the holiday to receive holiday pay.  However, what if the employee is scheduled to work the holiday and then calls out on the holiday?  Do we still need to pay them holiday pay even though they called out? Answer: There is nothing in … Continued

Millennials, legal industry workers more likely to be hungover at work | Employee Benefits Team

On average, American workers miss two days of work per year due to being hungover, a survey of 1,000 full-time workers from Delphi Behavioral Health Group found. By industry, the sector most affected by hangovers is tech, with an average of 8 sick days used, while construction workers and legal industry workers used four, the survey … Continued

Millennials are HR’s biggest challenge in the multi-gen workplace | Employee Benefits Advisors

Dive Brief: Almost half of HR professionals (48%) reported millennials as their largest non-desk work group, but 32% said they are the hardest generation among Gen Z, Gen X and baby boomers to engage, according to research from Speakap. The corporate social platform surveyed 250 HR professionals in the U.S. and U.K. on their use of technology to retain … Continued

Social Media Tips Every Business Should Know | Reno Benefits Advisors

Social media connects you to your audience. Follow these tips to engage with them even better!

Looking Backward to Plan Forward | Nevada Insurance Agents

As you look through enrollment options for 2019, remember to look back on 2018. Check out your spending on procedures and prescriptions, and which providers are in your network.

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