Are health insurance co-ops really a good deal for businesses?

Posted by Paul on Jun 13, 2012 7:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, wellness programs

What businesses can do to control their group health insurance costs

Posted by Paul on Mar 22, 2012 6:31:00 AM

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When I talk with CEOs or owners about the challenges facing their business, the conversation almost always turns to the increase in their group health insurance costs. And inevitably, the question follows: What can we do to control our company's health care costs?

As author H. L. Mencken once observed, there are no simple solutions to complex problems. This insight is right on target when it comes to the health care system where costs are rising faster than inflation.. But even though there may not be a simple solution, there are strategies that can help you control costs. Here are two that can have a significant impact:

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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, Mid-State Insurance

Employee Wellness; a win-win Strategy for Businesses and their People

Posted by Paul on Jan 9, 2012 7:21:00 AM

PWP_Blog_photoIt's that time again. People are continuing to make resolutions for the new year. And, as always, topping most lists are resolutions to exercise more, lose weight, manage stress, and stop smoking.

To encourage this trend, many companies are implementing employee wellness programs. Others are using employee communications to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Whatever strategy is used, here are just a few of the many benefits that an emphasis on wellness offers to both companies and their people.

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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, wellness programs

Reward of Payroll Deduction Plans for Small Businesses and Employees

Posted by Paul on Sep 20, 2011 3:43:00 PM

 

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Topics: voluntary benefits, Paul's Blog, MilleBen, employee benefits, payroll deduction plan, Mid-State Insurance

How Employee Benefit Plans Promote Loyalty

Posted by Paul on Aug 2, 2011 9:49:00 AM

The economic challenges of the past few years have forced a growing number of companies - including many of our small business clients - to do more with less. While this may be good for productivity and the bottom line, it can have an unintended consequence - leading employees to feel overworked and underappreciated.  PWP_Blog_photo 

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Topics: disability insurance, voluntary benefits, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, Mid-State Insurance

How can Brokers Help with Health Care? Mid-State has the Answers

Posted by Paul on Jul 11, 2011 7:40:00 AM

Lately I've found myself using the term 'maze' in talking about the complexities of the health care system. That got me thinking about what a cornfield maze looks like from a couple of perspectives. Viewed from an airplane, it can be a thing of beauty. But for people trying to navigate its twists and turns, it can be an exercise in frustration. Without a guide, they can spend countless hours trying to find their way through it.  PWP_Blog_photo 

 

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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, health insurance broker, business insurance

Do You Need Individual Disability Insurance?

Posted by Paul on May 23, 2011 2:17:00 PM

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Individual Life Insurance, How Much is Enough?

Posted by Paul on Mar 16, 2011 9:48:00 AM

Life insurance has long been considered a cornerstone of financial planning for both individuals and families.

So when I read recently that the number of Americans with individual life insurance policies is at the lowest level in 50 years, I was surprised. I was even more surprised to learn that 30 percent of Americans have no life insurance at all.

 
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A Message for the New Year

Posted by Paul on Feb 11, 2011 11:34:24 AM

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