In partnership with Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC, we have released the results of the 2017/2018 “Upper Midwest Annual Wage Increase Survey.”
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Take two actions immediately: 1) Visit the Equifax website to determine if you have been impacted. 2) Take appropriate steps to protect yourself from future cyber attacks.
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Wind. Floods. Rain. Are you covered? As the insurance industry evolves, the definition of what perils are covered by a policy is evolving too. Find out if you’re covered or need to take action to protect yourself.
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Changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could still happen but are becoming increasingly unlikely this year. Therefore, employers need to take charge of their health plans and ensure they address rising costs under the current framework. While there are plenty of possible strategies that exist, working with an advisor can ensure you find the best strategy that fits with your culture, is compliant, and does the best job to reduce or mitigate costs.
Effective OSHA compliance can offer many advantages to organizations. Complying with OSHA standards can reduce your workers’ compensation costs by helping you eliminate unsafe workplace conditions and making your company a safer place to work. Compliance also means you are less likely to prompt inspections from an OSHA compliance officer stemming from employee complaints.
Employers have a vested interest in their employees’ health. As the dominant health insurance provider, employers are continuing to experience rising healthcare costs and wondering how to influence this trend. An important part of influencing healthcare costs is to understand your employee populations and their differences.
When an employee takes a leave of absence, many employers struggle to determine the impact the leave will have on employee benefits. Must the employee's benefits continue? Which ones? Who pays? While some employee benefits have mandatory requirements under certain leave laws, many do not. Leave of absence benefit eligibility and administration is something best to consider early and apply consistently.
On July 1, 2017, paid sick and safe time leave laws went into effect in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding Minneapolis’ ordinance except as it applied to employers outside of the city limits. If you are a St. Paul or Minneapolis employer, you’ll want to make sure your organization is complying before penalties begin to be assessed.
The recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S., will have a ripple effect for years to come. What can you do about it? Here are two actions you should take immediately. 1) Determine if you have been impacted by the Equifax breach. Anyone with a credit card could be affected. 2) Take appropriate steps to protect yourself from future cyber attacks.
There are great software options available that can help you administer and manage your safety program and OSHA compliance. These programs will reduce your data entry, build multiple functionalities and benchmarks, and track and document your training for OSHA. Here are some suggestions on how to approach finding, evaluating and purchasing safety management software.
How can you get your managers to be better about having purposeful conversations at the right time, and with the proper tone? The best place to start is by giving them greater confidence and skills for managing conflict and having difficult conversations. Being a supervisor or manager requires two distinct sets of skills: task management and relationship management.
Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting (ABRC) in partnership with Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC, has released the results of the 2017/2018 “Upper Midwest Annual Wage Increase Survey.” Among all participants, the average 2017 wage structure increase was 1.92% and the average projected 2018 wage structure increase is 2.03%.
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