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Supporting Your Employees During the Back-to-School Season | Ohio Benefit Advisors

As thoughts of changing weather and the impending holidays loom, September (and August, in many states) means back to school for employees with children. Don’t forget about your employees with college-age students, who may be driving them across the country to get set up in dorm rooms and ready to face life on a college … Continued

Do You Know Who Your Primary Care Physician Is? Well, You Should. |Ohio Benefit Advisors

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought about many changes to the health insurance industry. As we are now in the sixth year of implementation of the Act, we are seeing more changes coming just around the corner. Generally speaking, most health plans can be classified into two categories: HMO and PPO. With an HMO … Continued

Medical Marijuana law goes into effect September 8, 2016. |Ohio Benefit Advisors

On June 8, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 523) making Ohio the 25th state to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The legislation will allow seriously ill patients to use and purchase medical cannabis that will be cultivated and processed in-state. With regards to employment, the bill does not: Require an employer … Continued

When It Comes to Employees’ Financial Wellness, Face Time Matters | Ohio Employee Benefits

Many employers have done an excellent job of integrating financial wellness programs with their employees in order for them to improve their overall financial well-being. However, the most significant progress appears to be when employees actually speak with a qualified human being rather than relying on technology to manage investments. The key, according to an … Continued

The Road to Better Absence Management | Ohio Benefits Broker

By Stephen Coffman, Group Practice Leader The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America A more meaningful attempt to manage absences can go a long way toward helping ease the staffing and morale challenges of small and midsize businesses that often feel the impact of absences more acutely than larger firms. What’s more, in an environment … Continued

Ease into Spring Workouts

In a Reuters news story, people who are eager to step outside to exercise at the first sign of spring should be cautious. Read more as to why even the most fit should consider a brief “thawing” period to safely transition and adjust their bodies to outdoor exercise.

Obesity drives up workers’ comp claims

Obese employees make more workers’ comp claims, and they make costlier ones than non-obese employees. Read full article here

6 wellness tips for flu prevention

The flu costs businesses approximately $10.4 billion in direct costs. Minimize employee sick days and slow the spread of illness by communicating best practices in wellness and nutrition.

Employee Wellness Survey Links Company Wellness with Employee Wellness

Summer 2013 survey found a strong link between the wellness and vitality of an organization and the health and wellness of its employees. Read full article here.

Healthy employees create competitive advantage

It may not come as a surprise that healthier employees are more productive, but if your company doesn’t have a strong health culture it may be effecting your bottom line.

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