5 Takeaways from EBS' 4th Annual Gillette Stadium Event

5 Takeaways from EBS' 4th Annual Gillette Stadium Event

Last month, EBS’ fourth annual Gillette event joined together over 100 HR, people, and talent leaders, all eager to learn from our five speakers about how to improve employee agency by creating a healthier benefits experience. These experts facilitated timely and meaningful discussions which harmonized on a central philosophy that unprecedented change in the HR landscape is here, and employers have an exciting opportunity to continue to elevate their employees’ experiences at work. 

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EBS Welcomes New Director of HR Technology, Christina Harrold

EBS Welcomes New Director of HR Technology, Christina Harrold

Newton, MA. (October 3, 2019) — EBS Insurance Brokers, in Newton, Massachusetts and Springfield, Massachusetts, is excited to announce that Christina Harrold has joined our team as the new Director of HR Technology. Christina comes to EBS from a leading OFCCP compliance and diversity recruitment firm, and prior to that an administrative service organization where she provided oversight and direction to her team to enhance client service, introduce technology solutions, and increase client retention. Christina’s 20 years of experience with technology and insurance related experience will easily translate into her new role as Director of HR Technology with EBS as she collaborates with clients to identify the best technology solutions for their organization.

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Video: Heading Into Renewal Season, Don't Discount these PFA Benefits and Considerations

Video: Heading Into Renewal Season, Don't Discount these PFA Benefits and Considerations

As HR and finance leaders head into renewal season and plan for 2020, a Participating Funding Arrangement (PFA) can be a viable, and often overlooked, long-term solution. Watch as Senior Vice President at EBS, Kevin Ryan, unpacks the key benefits of the PFA, criteria that make an organization ripe to adopt a PFA solution and considerations for implementation.

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Video: Three Important Dates to Prepare for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Requirements

Video: Three Important Dates to Prepare for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Requirements

Employer requirements for the Massachusetts Paid Family Leave notice fall on three important, fast approaching dates. Watch and learn from Senior Partner and General Counsel at EBS, Josie Martinez, on what changes HR leaders should be aware of and what employers needs to do, when, in this short video clip:

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Panel Blog Series: Rise of the Machine: AI in HCM

Panel Blog Series: Rise of the Machine: AI in HCM

by Keith Webb, Pre-Sales Director of SaaS Technology and Innovation, Ultimate Software; EBS Gillette event session leader

It’s frequently cited in ads, social media, product brochures, boardroom chats and earnings calls. And if you’ve attended an HR Industry trade-show, picked up a Human Capital Management trade publication, listened to a podcast, or received collateral from a life-cycle vendor, you’ve no-doubt noticed that the march towards AI-powered Advanced Analytics is fully underway. From acquiring new talent to predicting future workforce requirements, HR Departments are infusing machine-learning into their arsenals at a staggering pace.

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Panel Blog Series: Alternative Funding Methods

Panel Blog Series: Alternative Funding Methods

by AJ Somaini, Pharmacy Consultant, and Steve Tardanico, Executive Vice President at Reimbursement Specialists, Inc.; EBS Gillette event session leaders

It has been almost a decade since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed by Congress, and with the tighter regulations imposed on health plans came just as many alternative funding methods designed to offset the monetary detriment to employer sponsored health plans caused by the ACA. Among trends like captives, private exchanges, and partially self-funded plans, came two more focused solutions: Rx Carve Outs and Participating Funding Arrangements (PFA).

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Motion Connected Provides Technology Platform to EBS, Employee Benefit Solutions’ 2019 Client Activity Challenge

Motion Connected Provides Technology Platform to EBS, Employee Benefit Solutions’ 2019 Client Activity Challenge

Newton, MA. (September 3, 2019) — EBS Insurance Brokers, in Newton, Massachusetts and Springfield, Massachusetts, will use Motion Connected’s technology platform for their 2019 Client Activity Challenge, which encourages employees to improve their health with wellness-related activities.

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Panel Blog Series: Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Landscape of Leave Management Programs

Panel Blog Series: Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Landscape of Leave Management Programs

There may be a lull right now in statehouses around the country, but when the 2020 legislative sessions ramp up, expect a flurry of Paid Family and Medical Leave bills. There certainly was in 2019. Get ready for more of the same next year. Will your state be the next one to pass mandatory PFML laws?  Or will 2020 be the year that Congress finally adopts a national program?  And what does all this mean for employers?

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Panel Blog Series: The Inner Landscape of Resilience

Panel Blog Series: The Inner Landscape of Resilience

One thing anyone who has a job can agree on is that stress in the workplace is inevitable. It’s a constant that permeates every industry, every title, every salary tier in every region. There are a number of factors that contribute to this stress, like looming deadlines, hard to reach quotas, demanding bosses, and work environment or culture – all of which only begin to scratch the surface of why workplace stress is able to thrive.

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Participating Funding Arrangements (PFAs): What Employers Need to Know

Participating Funding Arrangements (PFAs): What Employers Need to Know

Today’s employers are doing everything they can to provide the best possible benefits programs to their employees. But they also want to make sure these benefits programs are the right fit for their employee population, especially as many employers have found that their employees are over-insured. That’s why many employers are embracing Participating Funding Arrangements, otherwise known as PFAs.

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Ensuring Wellness Compliance in 2019: 5 Ideas for Building Your Program

Ensuring Wellness Compliance in 2019: 5 Ideas for Building Your Program

When it comes to developing employee wellness programs within your organization, your primary aim should be to serve your team. And although wellness programs help employees, they also need to be compliant. We examined the fallout from the AARP suit against the EEOC wherein AARP challenged that the EEOC’s rulemaking with respect to wellness programs was arbitrary and did not provide valid reasons for the incentive levels. When the EEOC decided to strike a Section from the ADA and another from GINA, the question begs, where does this leave us?  Can employers still have effective employee wellness programs?  

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4 Keys to AI’s Future in Employee Benefits

4 Keys to AI’s Future in Employee Benefits

Artificial Intelligence holds a lot of promise in helping organizations better understand the needs of its employees. Its ability to make sense of large amounts of information helps HR technology experts like myself discover actionable insights and new ways of solving problems. What is AI’s role in the workplace— and how might you best leverage AI technology to coordinate employee benefits and create simple solutions at an organizational level? Here are four keys to consider as you weigh the future of AI:

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5 HR Takeaways From EBS’ 3rd Annual Gillette Event: Reimagining Diversity & Inclusion

5 HR Takeaways From EBS’ 3rd Annual Gillette Event: Reimagining Diversity & Inclusion

Company leaders understand that an inclusive company culture can lead to better retention and productive, happier employees. But creating one that includes and prioritizes every individual’s voice can sometimes feel overwhelming. So, how can you ensure everyone’s voice is heard? As the Chief People Officer at Bullhorn, I’m committed to bringing inclusivity into everything we do. Here are some of my insights on how to give every employee a voice.

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