Helping Staff Cope with Change

CHANGE. For some, it’s a word associated with challenge and excitement; for others, it inspires revulsion, resentment, or dread. Considering the degree to which the American workplace has changed over the last quarter century, both answers are understandable. Some change has been for the better; some decidedly for the worse. And some could be either, […]

Do You Have a Handle on Health Care Reform?

The annual open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act health coverage has begun. This year marks the third annual ACA open enrollment to date, and Americans seeking coverage through either federal or state exchanges seem to have become reconciled – if not comfortable – with the process. The popular and media perception seems to be […]

Major Insurers Leaving Small Groups Stranded

These are difficult times for benefits administrators—especially those working for smaller companies. Costs seem to endlessly rise; the regulatory environment continually changes; and a combination of market forces make it harder and harder to manage what seems to be an increasingly nightmarish health insurance marketplace. Unfortunately, HR professionals aren’t the only ones finding the environment […]