4 Mistakes to Avoid During Open Enrollment

2019-10-28T21:26:52-05:00October 28th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Small Business Health Insurance|

It is the season for open enrollment, and we thought we'd share some common mistakes people make that can end up hurting you financially. And, we strongly believe in educating employees about their benefits. Not fully understanding the value [...]

Kentucky-Made Products Featured During Manufacturing Month

2019-10-28T21:02:58-05:00October 28th, 2019|Automotive Industry News, General Industry News|

Gov. Matt Bevin has a vision for Kentucky as the engineering and manufacturing center of excellence in the United States, and continued growth of the state’s existing industries paired with innovative opportunities in burgeoning markets indicate the commonwealth has [...]

In Depth: The Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act (PFML)

2019-10-08T08:55:12-05:00October 8th, 2019|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

As the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”) law enters the first quarter of PFML contributions, the Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has released additional guidance on the next steps for employers that have applied [...]

Increased Focus on Mental Health: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

2019-10-01T11:34:44-05:00October 1st, 2019|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Wellness|

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are valuable resources that remain underused. For some employees, there may be a stigma attached to using this service. Historically, EAP counseling has primarily served as a resource for people with substance abuse problems or [...]

OSHA and NOAA Make Severe Weather Safety Resource

2019-09-24T08:16:05-05:00September 24th, 2019|Safety Tips|

Each year, there are numerous severe weather events with damaging consequences to our communities, businesses, homes, and much more. To help the general public—especially businesses and their workers—stay safe during severe weather, OSHA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Payroll Deductions Begin Oct. 1, 2019

2019-09-23T12:39:58-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Benefits Administration, Legislative News|

For those companies employing Massachusetts workers, payroll withholdings to fund the leave program established by the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML) will begin Oct. 1, 2019. The PFML provides eligible employees with paid medical and family [...]

Safety Tips: How to Develop an Effective “Toolbox Talk”

2019-09-20T07:50:15-05:00September 20th, 2019|Safety Tips|

A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote department safety culture as well as to facilitate health and safety discussions on job sites. Toolbox [...]