HSA Employer Contributions that work with Technology

Employer contributions to an HSA (Health Savings Account) are a helpful way to encourage employees to enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with an HSA. If your organization is considering offering an HSA with an employer contribution, your benefits administration (Ben Admin) technology must be able to accommodate the intended contribution strategy. Exploring … Continued

Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs for School Districts

by Chris Branvold, Consultant, Commercial Lines Department and Education Practice Group Member Educational institutions comprise various work environments, including classrooms, school buses, and sports facilities. Therefore, protecting these diverse types of employees with proper safety procedures and workers’ compensation insurance represents a high priority for school districts and a large portion of their insurance costs. … Continued

Insurance Issues in the Education Industry

Schools, colleges, and universities are intricate networks of different types of jobs across multiple facilities and locations. From an insurance perspective, they face many kinds of risk exposure. At Henderson Brothers, we have been serving the education industry for decades. We understand the school environment and the nuances of resolving education-related issues. Here are several … Continued

Employer Retirement Plans Have Evolved. Has Yours?

  by Joe Cravotta, AIF®, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant at HB Retirement   With benefits evolving, financial wellness emerging and a war for talent raging, employers must evaluate if their retirement programs are keeping pace with the changing marketplace to ensure they are meeting the needs of current and future employees. Today, employers are shouldering … Continued

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are Important – Do you have the right technology in place?

In a 2021 report on DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) Tools, research noted that the total number of DEIB tech vendors increased by 87%. There are various solutions with suggested tools offered by vendors across four overarching categories and multiple subcategories: Acquire: Includes candidate sourcing and selection. Advance/Develop: Includes learning and development, performance management, … 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

Preparing for Hurricane Season

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which is scheduled for May 1-7 this year, encourages individuals to evaluate their personal hurricane risks and implement measures to keep themselves and their homes protected during a hurricane. Hurricanes have become an increasingly prevalent concern throughout many Southern states and along much of the  East Coast. In fact, the National … Continued

Tips for Traveling Abroad

(Photo by Dan Novac on Unsplash) The World Travel & Tourism Council has estimated bookings for international travel to be up by 130 percent over last year. Are you planning on traveling abroad? Are you Prepared? Our Round-up of Travel Abroad Tips: Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, … Continued

Our Checklist: 7 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Spring

Are you ready for spring home maintenance?  Here’s our checklist to ensure your home is all set for the upcoming months: 1. Clean your gutters Cleaning your gutters is an important spring home maintenance tip that you need to make sure you complete. Cleaning your gutters to remove any dirt, leaves, tree branches, etc. out … Continued