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Culture in the Workplace

The concept of “Culture” has been on my mind a great deal over the past few years. Prevailing wisdom says the definition of “Culture” has changed during the pandemic. Perhaps that depends on what one’s definition of “Culture” was in the first place? Indeed, the definition of “Work” changed FROM a place TO a thing.  …

Planning your employee benefits renewal

  It’s June The Start of Summer! And For many employer groups It is time to start planning for your calendar year benefit renewal. So what should you consider? Unfortunately, there have been significant increases in the cost of life insurance since COVID. If your plan is coming off a rate guarantee, expect a larger …

A speaker’s comment took me aback last week when he said, “Today is the slowest pace of change we will ever see in our lifetime.” – Jack Uldrich  Really? The pace of change will become more rapid? Here are thoughts, some of which are borrowed, on how to deal with the pace of change: Slow …

Perhaps the most common incentives for participating in a wellness activity are rewards offered to all employees who complete the activity, as in, “Everyone who completes this challenge will win a water bottle.” But is there a way to offer incentives that don’t provide a payout to everyone? The answer is “Yes”. Can it be …

As a Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), The Benefit Company is joining UBA in its 20th-anniversary celebration as the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization. Twenty years ago, a group of fellow employee benefits professionals met at the Society of Financial Service Professionals Success Forum in Las Vegas to discuss: the future …

My dad often mentioned to me a line out of a Robert Browning poem, “…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”  It took me years to grasp its’ meaning, yet now I recognize the phrase offers guidance to relish one’s journey. Knowing healthcare perfection is beyond reach, our company’s journey …