A Complete Guide to the MA Paid Family & Medical Leave + NEW Top Off Legislation

January 9, 2024
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By now, most employers and employees in the Bay State are familiar with the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program, which provides support for employees who need to take time off for family or medical reasons. However, new “top off” legislation went into effect on November 1, 2023, allowing employees receiving PFML benefits… Read More »

Building Employee Benefits on a Budget: 6 Areas to Start

December 19, 2023

You have a small growing business and want to provide employee benefits, but between the administrative undertaking and the cost, it’s an intimidating idea. So where do you start? How do you keep it manageable and affordable while doing your best for your team?  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average cost of… Read More »

16+ Unique Employee Benefits to Keep Your Workplace Competitive

December 5, 2023
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Do employees still care about their benefits? Yes, perhaps more than ever—it’s not just about compensation! While they’re not willing to accept the bare minimum, Forbes Advisor found that one in 10 workers say they would take a pay cut as a tradeoff for better benefits. As employers strive to remain competitive, offering unique employee… Read More »

Employer’s Guide to Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

August 16, 2023
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As an employer, you may have a general understanding of short-term and long-term disability insurance. But do you clearly understand these benefits and the difference between each? Disabilities can impact anyone, and having the right policies ensures your team members can receive the necessary assistance without unnecessary stress. Everyone should have some type of disability… Read More »

Maternity and Paternity Leave vs. Parental Leave: What’s Right for Your Team?

July 18, 2023
Maternity and Paternity Leave vs. Parental Leave: What’s Right for Your Team?

As employers contemplate ways to stay ahead of the competition, boost employee morale, and enhance their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, many are debating between maternity and paternity leave or parental leave policies.  America is one of the only developed countries that doesn’t offer nationwide paid parental or family leave. The Family and Medical… Read More »

New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave: 2023 Update & Guidance

July 12, 2023
New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave: 2023 Update & Guidance

In exciting news for both employers and employees, New Hampshire joined a growing list of states and Washington, D.C., when Governor Chris Sununu signed the Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan into law on June 25, 2021. The law went into effect on January 1, 2023. This unique voluntary program is the first in the… Read More »

Insulating Your Business & Employees Against Inflation Effects

March 15, 2023

What are the effects of inflation on businesses and employees? And what can employers do to stay ahead and secure both their company and their people?  For one thing, if you’re not already considering inflation, how it affects your team, and what you can do to alleviate the strain, you’re already behind. Perhaps you haven’t… Read More »

Lifestyle Spending Accounts: Elevating Employee Wellness Benefits

February 14, 2023

More employers are coming up with creative ways to attract and retain talent. Many are now implementing lifestyle spending accounts, also known as lifestyle savings accounts. Adding lifestyle spending accounts to their employee benefits packages helps employers stand out. These funds are an excellent solution for companies that wish to support their employees’ physical, financial,… Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About RxPass by Amazon Pharmacy

February 8, 2023

On January 24th, 2023, Amazon Pharmacy rolled out RxPass. The prescription subscription service allows Prime members to order generic medications delivered to their doorstep for a flat monthly fee of $5. The initial list includes over 50 generic drugs that treat more than 80 common health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, and… Read More »

8 Styles of Flexible Work Schedules for Progressive Employers

December 23, 2022

As workers demand better work-life balance, a growing number of employers are implementing flexible work schedules. But what is a flex schedule, exactly?  Rather than the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., flex schedules allow employees to work the hours and days that best suit their lifestyles while still… Read More »