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UBA Partner Firm Principal of the Year

Graciously accepting the Principal of the year award was John Hearn, Principal of The Benefit Company, and UBA Board Secretary and Treasurer. John humbly and modestly acknowledged the recognition for his countless hours of dedicated service to the Partnership. But in true UBA fashion, John respectfully declined the award to recognize his fellow UBA peer …

High Drug Prices

Recently, 60 Minutes hosted an expose’ about healthcare cost increases which are driven by waste/price manipulation in the pharmaceutical industry.  Please click on the below link to view a brief/informative documentary on the subject,.   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-problem-with-prescription-drug-prices/   You may want to know what strategies can be deployed to address this issue. First, every employer’s situation …

human resources news may 2018

Legal and Regulatory Updates: EEO-1 Filing: Initially postponed from September 2017 until March 31, 2018, the filing deadline has now been extended to June 1, 2018 for employers required to file one. Fully-Staffed NLRB (finally): On April 11, the U.S. Senate confirmed Republican John Ring as a member of the NLRB, and he was quickly …

BCBSGa & Piedmont Healthcare Reach Agreement

We are pleased to let you know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”) have reached a new multi-year agreement with Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. and Piedmont Clinic Physician Practices (collectively “Piedmont”).   The thousands of businesses and 3.5 million consumers we …

The Surprising Role Forgiveness Plays in Employee Wellness

Forgiveness. It’s a frequent point of discussion in religious settings, but does it belong in the workplace? Within two minutes, I hope you find the answer to be YES as we discover that forgiveness is an essential component of well-being and, like gratitude, belongs in our employee wellness strategies. Certainly, a work environment would be …

The Benefit Company continues to grow!  We are pleased to announce the addition of Bri Pierson and Debbie Green to our team of professionals.   Both have experience in the world of employee benefits and will add deep strength to serve you and your clients proactively.   Bri Pierson, a native of Roanoke, Virginia joined TBC …

Human Resources Newsletter

Legal/Regulatory Updates and Reminders: Occupational Employment Statistics Report in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor— if your company is located in NC or SC and you receive this request for information, you best complete it. Providing this information is voluntary under federal law, but mandatory under state law in those two states. However, you …

BCBSGa and Piedmont Healthcare Agreement Update

As you may be aware, BCBSGa and Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. (with the exception of Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional) did not reach an agreement as of March 31, 2018.  The parties, however, are still in active negotiations, but as of now, effective April 1, 2018, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. is not an in-network health …

Updating a buy sell agreement

Ah Spring…. Flowers blooming, warmer weather, and the feeling of renewal and rejuvenation.  It also brings everyone’s favorite pastime…”spring cleaning”!  I know, I know, cleaning out the garage and straightening up the attic is not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday.  All jokes aside though, Spring is an energizing time of the year …

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