Archive | May, 2016

Where is My Reward?

Recently a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School looked at health data on 140,000 health care professionals with a particular focus on cancer-related deaths.  Their observation was that as much as 40 percent of America’s cancer diagnoses are due to bad habits and that almost half of cancer-related deaths are linked to bad habits, […]

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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  These famous words were spoken by President John F. Kennedy during his inauguration and became the rallying cry for millions of Americans who stepped forward to improve society at the time.  Programs like Vista and the Peace Corps […]

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Where Are We Going And What Can We Do?

Our health insurance premiums increase every year and the only recourse we seem to have is to increase our deductibles and dilute our benefits.  We have clients whose health insurance premiums are now larger than their mortgages.  Does anyone know where this is all going to end? We all must have health insurance coverage that […]

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The Need for Compliance Reviews

It is not uncommon that we see employee benefit bills and rosters with individuals who do not appear to be eligible for coverage.  Although the addition or non-deletion of people may be innocent it can produce some unpleasant results and possible employer liability. Individuals who are W-2 employees of a firm are usually eligible to […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday the Peachtree Corners Business Association Juniors spent the evening with the children of Rainbow Village making gifts for Mother’s Day.  Whenever their schedules allow, these teenagers spend the year helping many non-profit groups with events.  Yesterday’s activity was particularly meaningful as they worked with 80 children in various craft stations to produce gifts worthy […]

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Which Employee Benefits Should We Choose?

As small businesses most of us have very limited budgets for non-essentials.  Materials, fixed facility & payroll costs, accounting, legal and required insurance premiums account for a major percentage of our discretionary income.  Are our businesses better served with higher salaries, greater investment into infrastructure or a greater level of benefits for our employees? We […]

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