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Ted Haughey of CBG Featured in BenefitsPro Article About ACA Surcharges

Ted Haughey, Senior Vice President of CBG Benefits, was recently featured in an article that was published by BenefitsPro. The article, which is entitled “PPACA’s Smoking Gun“, focuses on the modifiable behavior surcharges that have been implemented by the Affordable Care Act. The article focuses on topics such as: The financial impact of the smoking [...]

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Using Voluntary Benefits to Improve Your Employee Recruitment and Retention Efforts

With a growing number of companies increasing their usage of Voluntary Worksite solutions in their employee benefits program, it may be time for your business to analyze whether this effort makes sense for you. Yes, selecting, implementing, and promoting Voluntary Benefits will take some time — however, the advantages of doing so may make your [...]

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Are You Educating Employees About their “Hidden” Benefits?

With many companies currently preparing for open enrollment season, the focus may be on employee benefits such as health, dental, life, and disability insurance. But this can also be a great occasion to review the “hidden” benefits that employees may not be taking advantage of. In fact, by putting forth the effort year-round to make employees aware [...]

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Health Care Reform Delay: Limit on Out-of-Pocket Costs

Another important component of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed. As the New York Times first reported, full implementation of a law that would limit out-of-pocket costs has been delayed until 2015. As part of Health Care Reform, out-of-pocket costs, including co-payments and deductibles, would not exceed $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. However, [...]

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Using Employee Benefits to Improve Company Culture

In the minds of your company’s workforce, is your employee benefits program viewed as an afterthought? Do employees only view health and dental insurance as something that they expect to receive, right along with their paycheck? And in regards to your company’s management team, do they only view employee benefits as a service that must be [...]

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Achieving Goals through Alternative Employee Benefits

As employers look for ways to achieve their goals regarding employee recruitment and retention, many have started to look at alternative benefits as a source of help. I recently had the chance to offer insight on that topic in an article that was published by SHRM. Entitled “Achieving New Goals with Alternative Benefits“, the article [...]

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A New Health Insurance Plan for Massachusetts Colleges and Universities

At CBG Benefits, we have the privilege of delivering services to many of the 100 colleges and universities within the state of Massachusetts. However, we also recognize many of these institutions are dealing with rising health care costs and shrinking budgets. Well, we are happy to announce that CBG Benefits is now offering a new health insurance solution [...]

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Improve Retention by Focusing on Employee Benefits

On a daily basis, a Human Resources department may take a number of actions that could impact an employee’s attachment to the company. This may include everything from policies, to corporate events, to incentive programs. But another major factor in producing happy, satisfied employees is the Employee Benefits package. In fact, in a recent article [...]

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Could a Smartphone Replace Your Health Insurance Card?

Mobile technology is certainly having a major impact on how people communicate, as well as how they search for and consume data. In regards to Human Resources, employers must account for the growing number of employees that are utilizing smartphones and tablets to consume information related to benefit plans, workplace wellness programs, policies, etc. But there [...]

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Health Care Reform: Understanding the Impact on Variable Hour or Seasonal Employees

At our recent seminar on the topic of “Employer Responsibilities under Health Care Reform“, a number of questions were raised by employers that have a significant number of variable hour or seasonal employees. For those employers, the “Pay or Play” penalties within the Affordable Care Act certainly require a lot of attention. Calculating their total [...]

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