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6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?

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6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?
6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?   Where are we? Since its passage in 2010, employer views of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or ACA) have shifted. After fears dissipated of the Marketplace Exchange competing with employer-sponsored health plans, and after a difficult implementation period; employers may have begun to adapt to the change. It was speculated that some companies would stop offering certain levels of health care coverage in the wake of PPACA, due to the ...
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Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips

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Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips
Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips Each year on Memorial Day, we honor veterans who have made great sacrifices for our country. Celebrations and parades give way to other festivities later in the day. The resulting sunburn (and maybe a tummy ache or two) is evidence of all the fun! The key is to find a balance.     Here are five tips to do so, just in time for the unofficial kickoff to summer: 1. Grilling the grillmaster:   Some of the most unsuspecting individuals morph into ...
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ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs

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ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs
ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs      The Employer's Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) pleads Americans to sign their My Money, My Health petition urging Congress to Keep Health Care Affordable by repealing or significantly revising the Cadillac tax.The Cadillac tax will apply a 40% tax on employee contributions to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), starting in 2020. Many employers will be forced to eliminate or reduce these health benefits to avoid...
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Take Your Child to Work Day | 2016

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Take Your Child to Work Day | 2016
Who is really in charge here? Employee Benefits is Celebrating Take Your Child to Work Day! [PHOTOS]On Thursday, April 28, 2016, many workplaces celebrate this event, (also known as “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day”). 2016 marks the 23rd year of this national education program connecting what children learn at school with the working world. By accompanying parents to Employee Benefits Corporation’s Middleton, WI office, the veil of mystique is lifted of what Mom or Dad do all day! ...
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Finding Your Balance: Are you a zombie? | Part II: Putting it to Rest
Continued from Part I Part II: Putting it to Rest   How do you bring a zombie back to life? Policy change is slow, but it is happening. The federal government now includes sleep health in its Healthy People 2020 program, outlining 10-year health and disease prevention goals.8Some employers choose to educate employees about sleep health. Some provide educational emails, posters, or seminars on sleep-deprivation. Some have wellness program goals that promote healthier lifestyles through nutrit...
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Finding Your Balance: Are you a zombie? | Part I

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Finding Your Balance: Are you a zombie? | Part I
Are you a zombie? Zombies are among us. These zombies are socially acceptable despite their negative moods, unpredictable behaviors and an unreasonable nighttime attraction to screens emitting blue light.  Zombies are always at work and may even get a raise for their efforts.  All this comes at a price: a good night’s sleep.Are you one of them? 10 ways to tell if you’re a zombie: 10.    You feel drunk.A person who has been awake for 17 hours has the performance ability of someone with a 0....
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Finding Your Balance in a Sedentary World

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Finding Your Balance in a Sedentary World
Finding Your Balance in a Sedentary World   You have heard it all before: Americans are far too sedentary. Diseases related to our inactive lifestyles are killing us. One in five people in the U.S. will be obese by 2025.9  It’s all gloom, with a chance of doom. True, our society needs to get up and move more often, but the expectation seems unattainable. Many of us picture this archetype: the marathon runner— not an ounce of extra fat to be found, beads of sweat tracing his perfect brow, si...
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Stressed Beyond Belief: the Unwell Modern Employee
Stressed Beyond Belief: the Unwell Modern Employee   Melinda only just stepped through Reception on the way to her desk when she realizes she forgot her homemade lunch.  Two equally grim options will be available:  something from the cafeteria grill with a side of fries, or whatever she can scrounge from the vending machine — probably another candy bar. If only there was time to get away for something more healthy and palatable. If only she wasn’t exhausted all the time, she wouldn’t have ...
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ECFC Legislative Action Day

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ECFC Legislative Action Day
ECFC Legislative Action Day Member organizations of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) gather in Washington D.C. from March 16-18 for their 35th Annual Conference and Congressional visits on Thursday, March 17. Employee Benefits Corporation is one of over 115 members represented by ECFC.  Senior Compliance Consultant Sue Sieger, ACFCI, CAS, will be present at the Conference this week as the Council brings talking points to the Hill. Hoping to spark meaningful legislative ac...
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2016 Benefits Selling Expo | April 18-20

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2016 Benefits Selling Expo | April 18-20
It is that time of year again — time to make plans for the 2016 Benefits Selling Expo! Sue Sieger, ACFCI, CAS and Senior Compliance Consultant at Employee Benefits Corporation will be a featured speaker at the event, discussing “Defined Contribution Approach to Benefit Planning” at 2:45 PM on April 18, 2016.  A full schedule of speakers and events is available at the Benefits Selling Expo website.  This year’s annual expo will be held April 18-20 at The Diplomat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida...
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  • 6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?
    6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?   Where are we? Since its passage in 2010, employer views of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or ACA) have shifted. After fears dissipated ...
  • Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips
    Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips Each year on Memorial Day, we honor veterans who have made great sacrifices for our country. Celebrations and parades give way to other festivities late...
  • ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs
    ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs      The Employer's Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) pleads Americans to sign their My Money, My Health petition urging Congress to Keep Health Care Affor...
  • Take Your Child to Work Day | 2016
    Who is really in charge here? Employee Benefits is Celebrating Take Your Child to Work Day! [PHOTOS]On Thursday, April 28, 2016, many workplaces celebrate this event, (also known as “Take Our Daught...
  • Internships, Obamacare and Benefits

    If you currently have interns, or are hiring some soon for a summer internship program, there's something you should know.
  • 8 Essential Tips for Your Benny™ Benefits Card

    Important tips for participants with a Benny™ Benefits Card
  • Polar Plunge 2015 [PHOTOS]

    Seven of our employees participated in the 2015 Polar Plunge and took the jump. We also raised $3,436.70 for the Special Olympics, beating our goal by almost two and a half thousand dollars.
  • Benefits Selling Expo 2015

    The 11th annual 2015 Benefits Selling Expo is taking place next week, May 19th - 21st in Scottsdale, Arizona. We will be there, so make sure to check us out.
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