The Cost of Prematurity, Recap of a BBJ and March of Dimes Event [Infographic]

The U.S. birthrate is at an all time low. Women are making choices to seek out spouses and start families later in life, which can increase the likelihood of premature birth. Last Friday, October 6, 2017, EBS’ Managing Partner, Paul Rooney, joined an esteemed group of panelists to discuss the true costs of premature babies … Continued

5 Reasons Why the Zenefits Model Doesn’t Work

by Lisa Johnson, Director of HR Technology As you may know, last year, Zenefits got knocked with a substantial amount of bad press, causing many business owners and benefits decision makers to second-guess whether or not leaving the traditional broker model was the right solution for their business. Zenefits earned its notoriety from their online … Continued

How to Decide If Self-Insurance Is Right For Your Company

by Kevin Ryan, Senior Vice President The perception that self-insurance is better for bigger businesses (and comes with obscure and complicated baggage) is slowly melting away as market conditions have stimulated an increased interest. Whether this risk management tool is implemented during an up or down insurance market cycle, the benefits of self-insurance remain consistent … Continued

Interview Part II of II: Companies Doing Flextime Right and What You Can Learn From Them

EBS recently interviewed Managing Principals at Flexwork Global, Karen Kelly & Emily Klein. Karen Kelly provides expertise in the design, development, and implementation of flex and mobile work programs with a focus on policy and procedure development and program design and management. Emily Klein helps companies achieve success by designing strategic workforce initiatives that strengthen mobility … Continued

Former Longfellow Financial / Arthur J. Gallagher VP Joins EBS

EBS Insurance Brokers in Newton, Massachusetts is excited to announce Kevin Ryan has joined our team of talented employee professionals as a Senior Vice President. Kevin joins EBS after 18 years with Longfellow Financial/Arthur J. Gallagher as an Area Vice President, consulting, educating and strategizing with clients on all their employee benefit needs. At EBS, … Continued

Why Traditional Unlimited Vacation Policies Don’t Work

  by Valeria Tivnan, Director of Population Health Strategy and Wellbeing On the surface, unlimited vacation policies sound like a good idea, but they could be hurting your business. New data from the 2017 Emerging Workforce Study suggests that employees are clearly interested in paid vacation as a benefit — 41% saying they would accept … Continued

EBS Director of Population Health Strategy Wins EBA’s 2017 Wellness Adviser of the Year

EBS is thrilled to announce that Valeria Tivnan, Director of Population Health Strategy and Wellbeing, has been named by Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) as their 2017 Wellness Adviser of the Year. Valeria Tivnan consistently upholds EBS’ longstanding mission of implementing cutting-edge wellness programs for our clients. Val has over 20 years of experience in the health … Continued

Interview Part I of II: How the Current State of Workplace Flexibility in Massachusetts is Changing

EBS recently interviewed Managing Principals at Flexwork Global, Karen Kelly & Emily Klein. Karen Kelly provides expertise in the design, development, and implementation of flex and mobile work programs with a focus on policy and procedure development and program design and management. Emily Klein helps companies achieve success by designing strategic workforce initiatives that strengthen mobility … Continued

EBS Welcomes Brian Testa as Business Development Manager

EBS is thrilled to announce that we’ve hired Brian Testa as Business Development Manager. Prior to joining EBS, Brian has spent the past twenty years in an HR and privacy leadership capacity, scaling organizations in Boston’s startup and emerging technology space. He has experienced many similar – if not the same – pain points and … Continued

EBS Senior Partner Josie Martinez Appointed as Chair to Governor Baker’s Latino Advisory Commission

This press release originated from mass.gov BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today signed an Executive Order establishing the Latino Advisory Commission and joined Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary Rosalin Acosta and members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus to swear-in members of the commission.  The commission will focus on addressing the concerns of the … Continued