Life insurance: More important and less expensive than you think

Life insurance: Most people know they need it, yet many people still don’t have it. Still others have some, but not enough. If you fall into one of those categories, consider this: Life-changing events happen in an instant. When it’s … Read More


Leverage transparency to reduce health care insurance overspend

Tired of paying for group health insurance increases every year? While many variables are out of your control, there is one thing within employers’ control: pricing awareness. The Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center reports, “Providing patients, physicians, employers … Read More


Are you protecting your most vital asset?

Like many people, it’s probably hard for you to imagine being so disabled from an injury or illness that you could no longer work and earn a paycheck. However, it happens more often than you might think. According to … Read More


Blue Bell: a painful reminder of growing product recall challenges

  In another hit for the food industry, Texas-based ice cream maker Blue Bell announced it’s pulling all of its products from store shelves, temporarily shutting down some of its plants and advising people to throw away any of its … Read More


Get Ready for OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down

  This spring (May 4-15), OSHA is taking a stand on preventing falls in construction. Actually, they’re taking a stand-down. Here’s how they describe it: “Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for … Read More


Emergency preparedness: Are you ready for another Texas twister season?

In Illinois, one person was killed and eight more were injured after a tornado recently tore through a small town. Multiple tornadoes were spotted in eastern Iowa during the same severe weather outbreak. And in Texas, thousands were left without … Read More


Workplace wellness: Connect the dots, lower your risk

It’s no secret that healthy people make healthier employees. They’re absent less often, they’re more productive, they file fewer workers’ comp claims and they cost companies less. Since your employees are your most critical investment, keeping them healthy should be … Read More


New Voluntary Benefit Option: College Assistance Program

Financial stresses are a big distraction for employees during work hours, and those stresses are a growing drain on their productivity. That’s one of the findings of the 2014 Financial Wellness in the Workplace Survey by the Society for Human … Read More


Feeling Lucky? Why Uncle Sam May Be Saving You Some Green This Year!

If your business is subject to the “pay-or-play” provision of the Affordable Care Act, you should be feeling lucky because Uncle Sam may be saving you some green this year. Under the original employer mandate, smaller applicable large employers (ALE) … Read More


Fire and ice – major hazards for homeowners

There’s a saying in Texas; “If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes.” This year North Texans had to wait an entire month for the weather to change as they endured record snowfall. Although snow in the Sun Belt … Read More