5 HR Takeaways From EBS’ 3rd Annual Gillette Event: Reimagining Diversity & Inclusion

by Amy Allen, Partner at blumshapiro’s HR practice; EBS Gillette event moderator An enthralling and thoughtful discussion took place last Thursday at EBS’ third annual Gillette event where 100+ HR, people and talent leaders gathered to engage in a conversation that ultimately challenged us to ask ourselves, how are we defining diversity in the workplace … Continued

Panel Blog Series: How Employers Can Create Inclusive Environments for All Generations

 by Jacquelyn B. James, Director of the Sloan Research Network on Aging and Work; EBS Gillette event panelist Since the 1980s, the retirement age has steadily risen from the late 50s to early 60s. In addition to longevity and health, the increase in retirement age is also due to the restructuring of pensions from defined benefit plans … Continued

Panel Blog Series: Giving Every Employee a Voice: Inclusivity and Belonging in the Workplace

 by Kimberly Castelda, Chief People Officer of Bullhorn; EBS Gillette event panelist Company leaders understand that an inclusive company culture can lead to better retention and productive, happier employees. Employees even become more innovative when they feel they are included, according to a report by Forbes. More than ever before, organizational leaders are shifting their approach … Continued

Governor Baker Appoints EBS’ Josefina Martinez to the State Ethics Commission

This post originated on mass.gov  BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker recently appointed Josefina Martinez to the State Ethics Commission and designated existing member Maria Krokidas as Chair. The Commission works to foster integrity in public service in state, county and local government, and to promote the public’s trust and confidence in that service and to prevent conflicts … Continued

Panel Blog Series: Rethinking Employee Perks and Implementing a Program Your Team Will Love

 by Amy Spurling, Co-Founder and CEO of Compt; EBS Gillette event panelist Today’s companies want to set themselves apart, not only in the products and services they offer, but also in how they support their employees. That’s partly because employees expect more than a good salary with health care benefits. With the advent of sites like … Continued

Association Health Plans: What You Need to Know About the New Rule

by Paul Rooney, Managing Partner If you own a small business, you may be intrigued by the expected expansion of Association Health Plans under a new rule that got a stamp of approval from the Trump administration this spring. Will they meet your needs or the needs of your employees? Can they save you money? … Continued

EBS Welcomes New Senior Vice President and Industry Veteran

EBS Insurance Brokers in Newton, Massachusetts is excited to announce that Joanne Angevine has joined our team of talented employee professionals as a Senior Vice President. Joanne joins EBS after 12 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as an account executive and a new business development executive. At EBS, Joanne will be managing … Continued

Choosing Digital Health Solutions for Your Employee Benefits Package

 by Valeria Tivnan, Director, Population Health and Wellbeing In today’s employee benefits ecosystem, there are more digital health solutions available than ever before. From tools that help employees manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes, to nutrition apps that help them lose weight, employers are now able to offer solutions that truly support their employees’ overall … Continued

Compensation & HR Group, led by President, David Weaver, Named EBS Partner

NEWTON May 29, 2018 / EBS, Employee Benefit Solutions has named Burlington, Massachusetts-based consulting firm, Compensation & HR Group (CHRG), as their affiliate compensation partner. Human Resources, people operations and talent leaders have confided in EBS about the need for a resource that can provide compensation support and direction, especially with the Massachusetts Pay Equity … Continued

3 Things to Consider When Coming out of a PEO

by Joe Moran, Senior Partner & Business Development Manager Professional employer organizations (PEOs) can be a great option for smaller employers who typically outsource the bulk of their HR or employee management-related tasks like payroll, health benefits, workers compensation, training, compliance, and other areas. And oftentimes, small businesses may be able to leverage the scale … Continued