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Delivering High Quality Benefits and Services: A Customer Testimonial

I recently had the chance to chat with Manny Lopes, CEO of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. At CBG Benefits, we certainly are honored to have them as a client. Their organization does a tremendous amount of good work in the community. Below is what Manny had to say about working with our company. Customer [...]

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Wellness Program Tax Credit Incentive

Employers in Massachusetts  may qualify to receive a state tax credit as an incentive for offering a workplace wellness program. Official details can be found on the Health and Human Services website. Below is a brief overview of the regulations that have been proposed. Overview of the Incentive Program Here are a few of the [...]

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5 Wellness Program Tips for Companies on a Budget

While many companies recognize the need to promote employee wellness within their organization, the truth is that many fail to devote the necessary resources towards doing so. If you currently find that the company’s budget is limiting what you can do in this area, here are 5 tips that can help you implement and promote [...]

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Using Video Presentations to Improve Employee Engagement

There is no doubt that it can be challenging to capture the attention of our employees when it comes to HR communications. Whether they are feeling overwhelmed by their workload, consumed by external affairs, or distracted for other reasons, we may be finding that the information we’re sharing with them just isn’t having an impact. [...]

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Benefits and Employee Self-Service

Many folks that work in Human Resources today rightfully acknowledge that their office entryway is seemingly a revolving door… one that ensures that employee’s questions may get answered, but that very little time (if any) is left to work on growing the company’s business. With many HR departments being asked to do more with less, that “revolving [...]

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Key Health Care Reform Employer Requirement Postponed

This week, one of the employer requirements associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was postponed. The requirement is in regards to providing employees with a written notice about the ACA’s health insurance exchanges. The original deadline was March 1, 2013. However, the Department of Labor announced that employers will not be held to that [...]

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Posted in: Human Resources, Legislation

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New Rules for HIPAA Privacy and Security Protections

On January 17th, 2013, new rules were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that modify various HIPAA rules. The changes are primarily designed to engage privacy protections for patients and to strengthen the ability of the government to enforce the law. Here is an overview of some of the key [...]

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Helping Employees Achieve Weight-Loss Goals

According to the results of a recent poll by ComPsych, weight loss is the top employee health concern. Depending on the type of business you may be in, you may not necessarily view physical fitness as extremely relevant to the success of our company. But as employers, we certainly want our employees feeling focused and [...]

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5 Standards for Health-Contingent Wellness Programs

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, guidance is being provided on how Workplace Wellness Programs will be impacted. Two of the major changes that the ACA is bringing in this regard are: Codifying the HIPAA requirements for health-contingent wellness programs Increasing the maximum reward that can be offered to participants Here [...]

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3 Keys to Success: Consumer-Directed Health Plans

With enrollment in consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) continuing to rise — according to various reports, enrollment has more than doubled since 2008 — it’s important that the companies offering these plans take steps to ensure they will succeed. Below are three areas where companies need to strategically take action. Increase Educational Efforts One of the key [...]

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