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Help Reduce Employee Stress With These Work-Life Balance Benefits

Work-life balance is important for both employees and the companies that employ them. Workers who feel they have some control and ownership over their own lives have better relationships with their employers and are better able to leave their home issues at home (and their work issues at work). They tend to be more motivated and productive and less stressed at work.  Popular Work-Life Balance...

The Sooner You Take These End-of-Life Considerations into Account, the Better

No one really wants to prepare for their own death. But planning for your estate is an important aspect of your financial strategy. The sooner you have the basic documents in order, the better for your family’s financial future. The following are basic estate planning documents you may want to include in your package. Will Your Will dictates who will receive your assets when you...

Pros and Cons of Hiring Over the Holidays

Is the holiday season a good time to recruit and hire new staff? The verdict is still out on that question. While some people support the idea of a holiday hiring freeze, others believe it is purely a myth. The truth is there are both advantages and disadvantages to end-of-year hiring.  What Are the Pros of Holiday Hiring? Proponents of hiring over the holidays believe...

Employer-Provided Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

Life insurance is a popular feature of employee benefits packages. Many employers provide basic group life free of charge to their employees. More Americans have workplace plans than individual life insurance plans, as reported in a NerdWallet article.  If your employer offers free or low-cost basic group life, there is no reason not to accept it. Enrollment is automatic in some cases. Although it is a...

Should Your Business Offer an HRA or HSA?

HRAs and HSAs are two very popular, tax-advantaged healthcare savings plans. These plans differ in several ways, including who is eligible to participate, where contributions come from, and what kind of health plans can be combined with them. Before deciding which one is better for your company, it is important to understand what these plans are, what benefits they provide, and the key differences between...