ICHRA: An Rx for Medical Insurance

by Chris Shipley, Vice President, Employee Benefits   Today’s employees want more freedom to choose a benefits package-including medical- that meets their individual and family health and lifestyle needs. Employers, especially in today’s economy, desire programs that reduce costs, offer more control and predictability, and simplify administration. Bridging these seemingly opposite needs is a new … Continued

The 5 Ws of HR Technology Security

Has your organization authored a security plan for your HR Technology? If not, the time is now. With more and more scams plaguing the digital world these days, it’s imperative for business leaders to know what steps to take in an HR technology emergency. Start the process of authoring an HR technology catastrophe preparedness plan … Continued

Mental Health Month: 5 Mental Health Employee Benefits Trends for 2022

May is National Mental Health Month – a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience. Mental health has been a hot topic recently, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past two years, so many people have experienced issues such as burnout, depression, anxiety, … Continued

3 Top Technology Opportunities to Watch in 2022

Skills-based systems or Talent Intelligence systems. These are systems that identify the skills that somebody has, the skills required for a job and they use that information for recruiting, development, internal mobility, career growth, and potentially even for pay. This is the massive technology investment that’s been going on for the last five or six … Continued

Expect An Expert Episode 8: Paylocity Integration with Employee Navigator

In this episode of Expect An Expert, Maggie Boucher, Senior Consultant at Henderson Brothers’ Employee Benefits Practice, has invited Eric Gargis , Senior HCM Consultant, at Paylocity to discuss payroll integration with Employee Navigator, a benefit administration solution that Henderson Brothers offers as a value-added benefit administration solution to our clients. Maggie Boucher may be … Continued

How To Budget For A New Human Capital Management (HCM)

2022 is here, and for a lot of us it came too fast. Organizations are still managing an increasingly hybrid workforce, dealing with hurdles around new COVID variants, and competing in the war for knowledge worker talent. Underneath it all, there is a growing appetite for new and improved HR technology. The employment and compliance … Continued

The Heat Is On: Vaccine & Testing Solutions

Employers nationwide are making moves on vaccination and testing tracking, now that the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard is here to stay; many business leaders are overwhelmed trying to find a technology solution that fits their current tech atmosphere. OSHA will not begin issuing citations for noncompliance before January 10th, and for testing noncompliance … Continued

Expect An Expert Episode 7: Specialty Pharmacy Strategy

In this episode of Expect an Expert, we’ll be discussing specialty pharmacy strategy. We’ve invited our Directory of Pharmacy Solutions, Dr. Chris Antypas, to speak about specialty medications and their impact on work, cost, and pharmacy benefits for employers. Time Stamps: 00:49 Dr. Antypas’s unique background and experience 01:51 Could you tell us more about … Continued

Gender Identity and HR Technology

Gender identity is a common topic of discussion among employers these days and the need to capture an employee’s preferred gender identity within the workplace has increased. So how can your organization ensure a balance of inclusion and compliance while maintaining your technology? Many companies currently capture two or three classifications for gender—such as female, male, … Continued

Preparing HR Technology for the OSHA Vaccination ETS

OSHA has submitted the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) which is a division of the White House Budget Office. Once the review is final, it will be posted on the Federal Register for public access. We expect that once the ETS goes into effect, Employers will have a rather quick … Continued