Human Resources

What if we told you there was a way you can deduct all of the medical expenses that are not covered by your insurance plan. Doesn’t that sound interesting? We’re talking about things like deductibles, co-insurance, doctor visits, doctor’s who don’t take insurance, eyeglasses, therapy, etc. Basically, all the things that you shake your head at and wonder, “why am I paying thousands of dollars for every year, after tax dollars?” We’re here to tell you that there is a way to make all of these expenses deductible through a Discriminatory Medical Reimbursement Plan. This plan is available to: Subchapter…
Getting disabled. It’s easy to think, “that’s never going to happen to me” or “stuff like that only happens to other people”. We get it, nobody thinks they’re going to be the victims of a disability. Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans can expect to be disabled for 5 years or more? You heard us right, 1 in 7. Most people dismiss the idea of becoming disabled without giving it a second thought. We think it’s one of the biggest mistakes employers and employees can make. Becoming disabled could be financially catastrophic, especially for families that rely on…
Written by Angel from the be the change HR Team Workplace “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)” is a hot topic these days. Organizations are looking for ways to create a safe space for their team members and DEI Programs can help you get there. In our previous blog, “Why Do You Need to Prioritize DEI?”, we listed some reasons why you should invest in DEI. So what exactly is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion?  Diversity The first thing that comes to mind when we think of the word diversity is having people of different colors in the workplace (speaking…
Written by Raul Pereyra HR Pro | Human Resources Consultant As you read every word of this article you’ll become amazed at the possibility of taking your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy to the next level by doing one simple thing.  That one simple thing is considering how behavioral outcomes shape your strategy to foster inclusion within your organization. Consider these points as you read about the role that behavior plays in your planning process. Keep your approach to DEI simple and deliberate. Paint a clear path to follow and then begin your journey. Put in the hard work:…
Today we want to share a hack around discrimination in employer contribution to employee benefit plans. The question we often receive is: Can you give different employees different levels of employer contribution? The short answer is “Yes you Can.” It’s commonly thought that employers don’t have a lot of discretion in designing and delivering health care benefits for their employees. But the reality is, there are many ways employers can enhance the delivery of their benefits by defining the class of eligibility. Thus creating legal and non-discriminatory ways to enhance employee benefits by class. Now while it is possible, there are…
In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by James Kerr, one of today’s foremost authorities on leadership and company culture. Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Jim Kerr. Jim is one of today’s foremost authorities on leadership and company culture. His clients include the Home Depot, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, and General Dynamics. These companies to this day use his…
I’ve previously stated that the hybrid workplace is here to stay. Some think it is a short-term phenomenon like working from home during the pandemic. However, there is mounting evidence that employers are making sweeping changes to the way they operate their workplaces. SAP, the global software company, recently announced that they are adopting a 100% flexible and trust-based work policy. This announcement acknowledges the interests of the employees and SAP’s commitment to their people, “We continue to believe in a workplace based on trust and empowerment because employees are at the heart of what we do.” Salesforce announced earlier…