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Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Whats-Cooking-3-Voluntary-Policies-for-Women-300x200Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount of cooking and cleaning, and caring for children.² As an employer, you can help your female employees (and their male counterparts too) protect themselves and their families with three key voluntary policies: life, disability, and cancer/specified-illness insurance. Life insurance coverage is important to women …

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Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits Foundation

Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits FoundationWhile health care reform hasn’t gone into full swing mode yet, your business can lay a firm foundation for 2015 by following these simple tips: Choose a benefits strategy Though penalties may not yet be a reality, now is the time to plan ahead and make benefits decisions for 2015. As you research, keep in mind that it’s not simply a benefits package you should be after. Since health care costs continue to rise at rates faster …

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Happy & Healthy Employees

aflac july BZCreating a worksite wellness program is a great step toward encouraging healthy habits with employees. The benefits don’t stop there though: Studies reveal correlations between worksite wellness programs and performance! But, what’s the best part about wellness? It can be scaled: From gym memberships to health-oriented email tips to on-site fitness facilities and personal health coaching, programs can be successful with any level …

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Cut Costs Without Cutting Fun

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail  Keeping track of expenses and putting money aside is challenging, but there are six easy tips employers and brokers should share with workers to help them become financially fit. Organize financial records Toss unneeded financial records and create electronic or hard copy folders for easy storage. Set a monthly budget and stick to it Keep and review a record of your expenses to develop a good idea of where to cut back. …

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Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate with your employees about their benefits with the new online Employee Communications Toolkit that has customizable messaging tools. Whether you communicate via intranet, newsletter or magazine, the Employee Communications Toolkit gives you ready-to-publish communications materials that you can customize for your …

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Freaky Accidents

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail When it comes to accidents, American workers have a sense of invincibility. But accidents happen all the time, and no one can predict when or whom they’ll strike. Whether it’s the NASCAR driver who broke his foot playing Frisbee or the pitcher who missed a game because he strained his wrist playing Guitar Hero, accidents can be just as financially disabling as physically disabling. Luckily, employers can help protect their …

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Stay Ahead of the Curve

Stay Ahead of the Curve Stay ahead of the curve in 2014 with these five benefits and HR trends. Increased Focus on Accountability With soaring health care costs, consumer and provider accountability are gaining attention as potential solutions. There may still be plenty to accomplish, but companies are taking steps towards accountability solutions that may truly help employees see lower or no-cost health care services. Private Insurance Exchanges Separate …

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Invoicing: What You Miss Out On By Not Automating

Invoicing mess from not automatingAs the saying goes, "Show me the money!" Keeping a steady stream of cash coming in is critical to any business. If you provide the kinds of goods or services that require you to invoice customers, then listen up.  Doing your invoicing efficiently and on time is important. But no matter how efficient you and your bookkeeper might be, you're probably losing time and money when you do that invoicing manually. By automating your invoicing …

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A Tight Ship: 15 Ways Online Businesses Automate, Reduce Errors and Save Money

Run a tight shipOnline businesses … some say they are the best of all possible worlds.  You can run one from almost anywhere. Costs can often be kept lower, unlocking additional value in your business because you may have no need for impressive offices, equipment or facilities.  Even aspects such as inventory can be managed virtually or at a distance these days.  You can work around your own schedule, creating the business you want on your own timetable. …

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Improve Profits Through Technology: How Real Life Small Businesses Do It

pie-chart-profitAh technology ... let me count the ways it benefits your business.  It helps you close sales faster, get paid faster, and ship product faster.  It helps the bottom line -- you capture more opportunities, increase customer loyalty, and do it all in fewer man hours. In short, by wisely using technology your business works smarter, not harder. But sometimes, deploying technology to improve profits sounds like something the OTHER guy does. You …

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