Healthcare and Benefits Articles

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    In the Trenches: Health Insurance Challenges for a Nontraditional Business

    by on December 10, 2014

    I’ve long thought about offering health care benefits for employees of Cranky Concierge, but so far, it hasn’t happened. I figured that the Affordable Care Act might be the catalyst to make it possible, but that was completely wrong. For companies with people …

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    What to Do if You Can’t Make Payroll

    by on November 7, 2014

    It’s a business owner’s worst nightmare: You can’t pay the employees who count on you to meet their own financial obligations. Often this is a sign of a business in trouble, but sometimes it’s due to a lot of overdue accounts receivables, a large inven…

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    Solo 401(k) Plans Offer Advantages for Self-Employed Savers

    by on October 30, 2014

    As a small-business owner, you don’t have the luxury of relying on an employer for things like vacation benefits or a retirement plan. When it comes to building your nest egg, there are lots of options for the self-employed. But choosing the right one is no ea…

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    How to Set Up a Retirement Plan for Your Employees

    by on September 3, 2014

    Offering a retirement plan to your employees will cost you money, as well as time and effort. But the small business that can afford to do so will often be rewarded with a happier workforce, better-qualified applicants and significantly less turnover. Getting…

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    Am I Required to Provide Health Insurance to My Employees?

    by on July 17, 2014

    Recent changes to healthcare laws have left small business owners wondering how to navigate the new system. Once regarded as a premium benefit offered only by high-profile employers, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health insu…

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    5 Simple Exercises to Improve Circulation and Health (That You Can Do at Your Desk)

    by on July 15, 2014

    Most of us are aware that poor posture and lack of exercise can lead to a wide range of physical ailments. As recently as 2012, a medical journal stated that professionals with sitting jobs were twice as likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than thos…

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    What Affects Your Employee Insurance Costs?

    by on July 15, 2014

    Providing employees a solid benefits package—specifically great insurance—is one of the keys to not only recruiting and hiring top talent but also to keeping your star performers onboard.
    While the cost of healthcare insurance has many small business ow…

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    Creative Options for Employee Perks

    by on June 25, 2014

    The media loves to rave about employee-friendly companies like Google and Zappos for their extensive employee perks, such as bowling alleys, unlimited food and on-site yoga. Some corporations even offer hockey rinks, rock walls and open bars for their staf…

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