4 Reasons Why Companies Are Helping Employees with Student Loan Debt Relief

4 Reasons Why Companies Are Helping Employees with Student Loan Debt Relief

If you’re reading this article, it means you’ve most likely been around the block lately with new ideas about how to make your employee benefits package the most competitive as possible. But have you considered offering student loan assistance? I recently gave a talk with the team at EBS on how they can help the employers they work with implement student loan repayment assistance programs. Today, I’m sharing four reasons why companies are helping employees ease the burden of their student loans.

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5 Questions to Help You Assess Last Year’s Employee Benefit Renewal Process

5 Questions to Help You Assess Last Year’s Employee Benefit Renewal Process

Throughout last year, you probably worked with a broker to renew your employee benefits plans. Looking back, how did that process go for you? Now that the employee benefits renewal process is over for most of you, it’s time to reflect on how it went, and consider what you might like to change for the coming year. After all, who doesn’t want the best possible renewal experience? As you assess last year’s renewal process, here are 5 questions to ask yourself.

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These 5 Employee Benefit Areas Should Have Your Attention this Quarter

These 5 Employee Benefit Areas Should Have Your Attention this Quarter

As an employer, a new year is an excellent time to take stock of where your organization stands when it comes to employee engagement priorities and plans. It’s the perfect moment to take a pulse check and look for opportunities to improve and up-level your efforts. But it can be daunting to figure out where to start. To help you out, we’ve compiled a short, curated list of where, exactly, to focus your energies in the first half of 2018.

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Make Your End-Of-Year List and Check It Twice: Employers, Three 401(k) Questions to Ask Yourself

Make Your End-Of-Year List and Check It Twice: Employers, Three 401(k) Questions to Ask Yourself

December…it can truly be the most wonderful time of the year, unless, that is, you have yet to tackle your end-of-the-year deadlines for 401(k) employee benefit plans. Now is the time to make a list and check it twice, ensuring you’re abiding by the law while reducing risks, liabilities and costs. ‘Tis the season for giving, so here are three key benefits questions you should consider asking yourself before signing off and checking out for tinsel-wrapped holiday gift swaps, ugly sweaters and homemade eggnog.

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Why the Transition from EDI to API is Crucial

Why the Transition from EDI to API is Crucial

If you have been working with technology vendors or benefits carriers, you have probably heard EDI and API pop up in conversation. But, what do these acronyms really mean, and why are they important to your business? In this blog post, we will establish points of difference between the two models and provide insight as to why this talked-about transition from EDI to API isn’t just a passing phase or the talk of a few innovative software vendors, but a movement that should be promoted and encouraged.

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5 Steps to Creating a Company Culture That Sticks

5 Steps to Creating a Company Culture That Sticks

Ping pong tables, unlimited vacation, and a closet of healthy snacks are all things that sound like the makings of great culture, but are those really the offerings that create ambassadors for your company and generate an enviable work environment? As you look to (re)build and retain a team that will help your business grow in the right direction, an examination of your current culture is imperative. Making some smart (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) adjustments to your current plan will work wonders. Below, our team has outlined five key steps to creating a company culture that puts your people first.

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The Cost of Prematurity, Recap of a BBJ and March of Dimes Event (Infographic)

The Cost of Prematurity, Recap of a BBJ and March of Dimes Event (Infographic)

On October 6, 2017, EBS’ Managing Partner, Paul Rooney, joined an esteemed group of panelists to discuss the true costs of premature babies and what more we can do as employers at the local and national level to support healthy female behaviors – not just during gestation, but before, during and after pregnancy. Read the 5 key takeaways from the event (INFOGRAPHIC):

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5 Reasons Why the Zenefits Model Doesn’t Work

5 Reasons Why the Zenefits Model Doesn’t Work

When Zenefits got knocked with a substantial amount of bad press,it caused many business owners and benefits decision makers to second-guess whether or not leaving the traditional broker model was the right solution for their business. We hope, in explaining these five key shortcomings of this self-service model, you can be more confident in the questions to ask a potential benefits technology solutions vendor.

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Former Longfellow Financial / Arthur J. Gallagher VP Joins EBS

Former Longfellow Financial / Arthur J. Gallagher VP Joins EBS

Newton, MA. (September 6, 2017) — EBS Insurance Brokers in Newton, Massachusetts is excited to announce Kevin Ryan has joined our team of talented employee professionals as a Senior Vice President. Kevin joins EBS after 18 years with Longfellow Financial/Arthur J. Gallagher as an Area Vice President, consulting, educating and strategizing with clients on all their employee benefit needs.

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EBS Senior Partner Josie Martinez Appointed as Chair to Governor Baker’s Latino Advisory Commission

EBS Senior Partner Josie Martinez Appointed as Chair to Governor Baker’s Latino Advisory Commission

Boston, MA. (July 20, 2017) — Governor Charlie Baker today signed an Executive Order establishing the Latino Advisory Commission, appointing Josie Stamatos Martinez, Senior Partner and General Counsel of Employee Benefit Solutions as Chair.

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EBS Celebrates 20 Years in Business!

EBS Celebrates 20 Years in Business!

Newton, MA. (January 17, 2017) — EBS Insurance Brokers in Newton, Massachusetts is celebrating twenty years in business on January 17th, 2017. EBS was founded in 1997 by Paul J. Rooney as a full-service insurance brokerage and consulting firm. Over the years EBS has grown significantly and is now one of the largest employee benefits firms in New England.

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