Four Challenges a Private Exchange Solves for Your Business

As most employers know, the employee benefits world is in the midst of a significant transformation. Employee benefits are one of every company’s largest operating expenses, costs are rising, and navigating the complexities of healthcare can be a significant drain on HR and employees. In response to these issues, most companies and employees are looking […]

Four Steps to Understand the Costs of Employee Turnover and Build an Effective Retention Plan

Retaining the right talent is vital to the long-term health, success, and scalability of your business. In the Bay Area, losing technical talent at the wrong time can lead to significant delays in product launches and pose significant risks to your company’s viability. Even though many companies know retention is important, they are often unsure […]

Attract and Retain Top Talent by Giving Employees the Benefits and Perks They Need

The job market in 2015 is hot. According to a recent survey by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, professional and business services, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and more are experiencing an upward trend in employment and job openings with more than one-third of employers adding full-time, permanent employees in 2015.1 The CareerBuilder […]

Potential ACA Implications of the California Labor Commissioner’s Uber Driver Ruling

The ACA’s pay or play rules (aka employer mandate, employer shared responsibility) require applicable large employers or “ALEs” (generally 50 or more full-time employees plus equivalents) to offer medical coverage meeting certain ACA standards to full-time employees in order to avoid potential penalties under §4980H. The ACA defines “full-time employees” to include all common law […]

Exiting a PEO: When is the right time?

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) can be a great solution for many new businesses – in fact, they have a track record of success for companies with fewer than 25 employees.  Eventually though, most reach a point where the costs outweigh the benefits. The lack of transparency around the cost of services, and their inflexible structure […]

Which direction is your employee’s health trending?

Many organizations allocate a large percentage of their healthcare dollars to high-risk employees.  But is that the best approach? Research shows that building wellness programs for the whole employee population might be a better tactic. Proactive measures that extend to all employees can improve the health of entire organizations, both physically and financially. By changing […]