2003 was a strange time for the United States. It was a year that gave us a lot of sad news: the invasion of Iraq, the deaths of Gregory Peck and Johnny Cash, and the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia. But, 2003 gave us a lot of happy news too. Beyoncé released her first […]
About Travis Martin
Travis Martin has over 16 years of experience helping educate individuals how to make the best benefits decisions for themselves and their families. Travis serves as an Employee Benefits Consultant for The Olson Group and holds his health/life license in the state of Nebraska. Travis is originally from Southwest Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska -Kearney with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Entries by Travis Martin
When you think of the best employee benefits, what do you picture? Is it health insurance, paid time off, or maybe flexible work arrangements? One thing you’re likely not imagining is your boss. Even if you’re one of the lucky few with a great boss, most people don’t consider their supervisor a benefit. But those […]
This month, Netflix aired an episode of their series Explained by Vox, which covered the gender wage gap in America. It’s commonly known women in the United States earn just 81 cents to every dollar a man earns. But, this episode revealed other interesting statistics that hint at the true cause of this gender pay […]
This year, the White House has shaken up the healthcare landscape, without repealing the ACA. Since the beginning of 2018, the Trump administration has reintroduced both short-term, and association, health plans. Each of these plans, give employers additional options and flexibility for providing healthcare coverage for employees. In this article, we will define both plan […]
Let’s imagine you’re sick. Your face is pounding, and it’s impossible to breathe through your nose. You have mucus running down the back of your throat with the steady consistency of the Mississippi River. You know you’ve got a sinus infection. But the last thing you want to do is leave your house. Much less […]
Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency and the Affordable Care Act is still, somehow, alive. Despite the push to repeal and replace the ACA, the law remains intact. So, let’s check out what you need to know, as an employer, about ACA compliance for 2018. What’s Staying the Same (For Now)? Employer Mandate The […]
Student loan debt, in 2018, has continued its climb. This month the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced student debt now totals over $1.41 trillion in outstanding loans. Student debt is now the second largest source of household debt. In fact, student debt is the only form of consumer debt to grow preceding the Great […]
It’s easy to understand how an absent employee costs a business. If you’re expecting an individual to be at work, doing work, it creates a distinct gap when they’re not there. Absenteeism is easily identifiable and trackable. Presenteeism, on the other hand, is not. This issue is more challenging to understand, track, and alleviate than […]
By this point, you’ve likely already read, heard, or consumed some information regarding our country’s recent tax reform. But, in case you haven’t, here’s the skinny: On December 20, 2017, the Senate passed a tax reform bill which will have significant financial implications for our country, for years to come. The reform, the first of […]
From large corporations to government entities, to your best friend at work, Fred, data breaches and identity theft are happening to everyone. Not only is identity theft happening to more people, but it’s also occurring more frequently. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has been the number one consumer complaint for 14 straight […]
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