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The effectiveness of an employee wellness program is dependent almost entirely on who you ask. If you ask an employer, they may point to an ambiguous ROI as a reason why they dislike employee wellness programs. Ask an employee, and they may tell you a wellness plan is not just essential but is an employer’s […]
In 2012, the Affordable Care Act established the latest act of compliance rules employers need to know and adhere to. These compliance standards added to an already robust set of benefits compliance rules most employers have to follow. Luckily The Olson Group is here to help. In this article, we’ll give you a detailed breakdown […]
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin Education is a vital if oft-overlooked, portion of any outstanding employee benefits package. Employers may not understand its importance, but education can make a world of difference in the engagement in and effectiveness of, your employee benefits plan. Per BenefitsPro, many large employers report […]
We all know how much havoc stress can wreak on your life. But do you know how much stress can negatively impact your business? Per Mental Health America, stress costs employers $500 billion in lost productivity, annually. Financial stress, in particular, has a significant adverse effect on both your employees and business as a whole. […]
You’re in the hospital with a prolonged illness. Or, you’re at home recuperating from a severe injury. If you’re lucky you might have a short-term disability or emergency savings to help with expenses. But, eventually, you’re going to have to go back to work. Are you prepared to return? Does your employer have a plan […]
Every year millions of Americans use their personal vehicles to travel for business purposes. There are a variety of reasons employees use personal vehicles for business. Whether it’s to make a sales call or pick-up office supplies, these trips are vital to your organization’s operations. Keep reading to learn the new standard mileage rate and everything […]
Every year the benefits industry is inundated with a series of ever-changing numbers your employees must attempt to keep straight. Next year, due to the recent tax overhaul, there are even more numbers for your staff to remember. But, luckily for you, The Olson Group is here to tell you what these numbers are and […]
Most people know women in the U.S. make around 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. So, the gender pay gap for women in this country has long hovered around 20 percent. But recent research from the Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) suggests this number may be much more significant than we previously […]
There are a seemingly countless number of factors to consider when looking for a job. But, there are a couple of questions every person must ask themselves when considering a job opportunity. Per TalentLyft, candidates need to ask, Why should I work for your company instead of somewhere else? And, what’s in it for me? […]
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 […]
Voting in America is more than just something, “you should do.” In the U.S., voting is widely considered an individual’s civic duty. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t vote, especially in mid-term elections like the one yesterday. According to research by Vote.org, around 60 percent of Americans didn’t vote in the last midterm election. That’s because many […]
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 […]
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