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


Business interruption due to terrorism attack – are you prepared?

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013 were life-changing events – not only for those directly involved, but for an entire nation. They shattered our collective sense of security and instilled a … Read More


The ripple effect of wage and hour noncompliance

If you’re still not convinced that wage and hour issues are a growing threat to your business, consider these developments: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Texas lawmakers are both cracking down on noncompliance with worker classification, minimum wage, … Read More


Employee benefits: how to attract and retain the next generation

Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – are reshaping the nation’s workforce, and U.S. businesses are slated to become ever more interested in their talent through the coming years. Is your organization doing all it can to attract … Read More


This year, send your loved ones a Valentine’s lifeline

What are you doing for that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day? Flowers and a box of candy? Dinner and a movie? How about a life insurance policy? While that probably won’t do much to set the mood … Read More


Are you driving your business straight into a costly lawsuit?

It seemed innocent enough. Tim had his employee, Sandy, drive her personal vehicle to a vendor to pick up supplies once a week. The arrangement had worked out well for a long time. Tim wasn’t worried about insurance because he … Read More


What will 2015 bring for workers’ compensation in the Lone Star State?

  For employers around the country, workers’ compensation continues to be a huge and growing challenge. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has only added to the confusion. Although employers in the Lone Star State aren’t legally required to … Read More


New Year, new tax season, new ACA provisions

More than 100 million people in the U.S. make New Year’s resolutions every year – and every year, more than 88 million of them fail to follow through. However, one thing we don’t forget so easily is tax season, and with new … Read More