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How the New Tax Law Could Make Boosting Employee Benefits a Reality

Posted by Mike Oddo on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We hear many employers say attracting and retaining talented employees is a top challenge these days, especially in light of record low unemployment levels. The good news is the recent tax law change, which cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent, may make it affordable for employers to boost the benefits they already offer or allow those who’ve never offered benefits to start.

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Learn How the New Tax Bill Could Alter Employee Benefits

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Dec 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could cause some employers to revisit the employee benefits their company offers. That’s because the bill limits the tax deductions businesses can claim for certain employee benefits. Here’s a breakdown:

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Should I Include Life and Disability Insurance in My Benefits Plan?

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When an accident, injury or illness causes an employee to miss long periods of work, the personal financial consequences can be devastating. Employer-sponsored disability insurance provides income replacement so that those employees can pay bills and maintain their basic needs. By offering life and disability insurance, you give your employees peace of mind in the event of an emergency or unplanned illness. Employers may offer short-term disability coverage, long-term disability coverage or both but many stick with the more standard health, dental and/or vision plans. By offering these lines of coverage as a part of your employee benefits plan, you are able to stand out in the marketplace to recruit and retain the most talented employees.

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Why an EAP is an Important Piece of an Employee Benefits Program

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Oct 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re considering implementing an employee benefits program for your staff or adding to an already-existing employee benefits program, you may want to consider the importance of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAPs help employees overcome personal issues — issues that carry over to work if not effectively addressed.

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3 Reasons to Consider Outsourcing Benefits to a PEO

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Very few companies can efficiently employ enough to support a competitive, robust, employee benefits program. Without a specialization in the area of benefits, it can distract from your core business to try to do things yourself. PEOs like FrankCrum are designed to combine employee benefits programs with payroll services, HR and workers’ compensation insurance to offer a “one-stop-shop” for managing it all. This enables you to offer great benefits affordably, save time and money, and stay consistently compliant.

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Group Health Insurance

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When choosing a group health benefits plan, you want to take into account the following things:

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