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

Two HR & People Strategy Events You Can’t Miss This Spring

EBS has teamed up with some of the most forward-thinking, noteworthy companies in order to foster an environment of active peer group discussions and facilitate connections among HR and people operations leaders. Be sure to RSVP to any and all of these events you’re interested in attending! Seats fill up quickly. We’re eager for you … Continued

EBS Welcomes Kelly DiGiovanni As Benefit Analyst

 EBS is excited to announce our most recent hire, Kelly DiGiovanni, as a Benefit Analyst. Kelly will be responsible for gathering claims experience data, plan documents and summaries, identifying common trends within client claims and participating in key benefit projects and renewals. She will also coordinate plan proposals from the carriers and conduct analyses to present to the client, and … Continued

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: Five Actions to Remain Compliant

by David Weaver, President at Compensation and HR Group, HR Thought Leader You’ve probably heard about the new amendment to employer labor laws that will be effective in Massachusetts beginning July 1, 2018. This new law, the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, enacted to prohibit pay discrimination based on gender, has got many employers scrambling to make … Continued

4 Reasons Why Companies Are Helping Employees with Student Loan Debt Relief

by Laurel Taylor Laurel Taylor is the Founder and CEO of FutureFuel.io, connecting students and growing professionals with top employers offering meaningful student debt repayment. She is the 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Payment and FinTech Event Winner and has been featured on CNBC.   PS – If you like what you’re about to read and are debating … Continued

5 Questions to Help You Assess Last Year’s Employee Benefit Renewal Process

by Kevin Ryan, Senior Vice President Throughout last year, you probably worked with a broker to renew your employee benefits plans. Your broker considered what changed in the marketplace, researched new and growing trends, and decided on a plan that they thought would benefit both your employees and your organization. Looking back, how did that … Continued

These 5 Employee Benefit Areas Should Have Your Attention this Quarter

  As an employer, a new year is an excellent time to take stock of where your organization stands when it comes to employee engagement priorities and plans. It’s the perfect moment to take a pulse check and look for opportunities to improve and up-level your efforts. But it can be daunting to figure out … Continued

Make Your End-Of-Year List and Check It Twice: Employers, Three 401(k) Questions to Ask Yourself

by Neil Tremblay, Managing Director December…it can truly be the most wonderful time of the year, unless, that is, you have yet to tackle your end-of-the-year deadlines for 401(k) employee benefit plans. It’s crucial to not only complete many of these tasks by December 31, but also get ahead by preparing for tax season going … Continued

Why the Transition from EDI to API is Crucial

by EBS, Employee Benefit Solutions If you have been working with technology vendors or benefits carriers, you have probably heard EDI and API pop up in conversation. But, what do these acronyms really mean, and why are they important to your business? EDIs (Electronic Data Interchanges) and APIs (Application Program Interfaces) help transfer data from … Continued

5 Steps to Creating a Company Culture That Sticks

by EBS, Employee Benefit Solutions Ping pong tables, unlimited vacation, and a closet of healthy snacks are all things that sound like the makings of great culture, but are those really the offerings that create ambassadors for your company and generate an enviable work environment? Offices are often plagued with extremes; either pride in a … Continued