Disability Insurance: A Key Part Of Paid Leave and Absence Management Plan

Absences can be hard on both an employee and employer, which is why disability insurance can be a potent addition to your benefit plan. However, there is a way to make absences easier to manage. The following tips are based on an article written for the Council for Disability Awareness blog byMarjory Robertson, assistant vice president…

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6 Keys To Attracting and Retaining Top Employees In 2019

Benefits play a big role in how employees — and potential employees — perceive a company. The following tips are based on articles written for the Council for Disability Awareness blog by benefits experts Phil Bruen, VP, Group Life and Disability Products at MetLife and Diane Russell, SVP Marketing, Lincoln Financial. 1. Know that most…

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Do You Know the Financial Implications Of Taking A Career Break? Five Questions to Ask Yourself

When it’s time to start a family, many parents-to-be are so focused on decorating the nursery and choosing the right car seat that they can overlook the life-altering impact a baby can have on their financial life. And we’re not just talking the exorbitant cost of diapers—we’re talking nearly 4 million dollars in “potential income.”…

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14 Cheap but Fun Ideas for a Valentine (or Any Time!) Date Night

Love isn’t free…that is, if you are trying to prove your love with an extravagant Valentine’s Day gift. In fact a survey from the National Retail Foundation found that Americans are expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year…an average of $161.96, which is up 13 percent from the average in 2018. Think…

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Ten Ways To Show Your Employees You “Love” Having Them Work For You

Want to keep your employees happy? The answer might be easier than you think—in fact, a surprising 81 percent of employees say they would work harder for an employer who made them feel appreciated. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to let your employees know how much you appreciate their…

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Resolution Reboot: Ditch the February Funk and Recommit to Your Resolutions

When February rolls around, some of us fist pump the air. “Yay! A whole month with my resolution.” Others (a larger amount, by the way) think, “Ugh. I have already failed.” Here’s the thing: February is a great time to reboot your resolution. In fact, ANY TIME is a great time. There is nothing magical…

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Keeping Your Office Healthy: Five Ways to Keep Germs at Bay

It used to be that one sign of a good worker was just powering through the day, even if you felt crummy. Now, the opposite is true, as workplaces get wise to the fact that a sick employee isn’t likely to get much done—except potentially spreading their germs to the rest of the team. In…

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5 Tips for Snow Day Survival

As any third grader will tell you, there’s really nothing better than a snow day. You’re up early and dressed, because you weren’t sure if the bus was coming. And though it usually requires 45 minutes of parental nagging to get you to put on your boots and coat, once you confirm classes or cancelled,…

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In a crisis? How disability benefits can support you

More than 155 million U.S. workers are insured for a disability through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. They receive this insurance coverage through their payroll taxes, or FICA taxes, as a part of the Social Security program. When those who experience a chronic health condition, injury or sudden medical crisis need support –…

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Retirement 101: Planning for your financial future

If you’re like many Americans, retirement planning may not be high on your “to-do” list. When life is busy and you’re shouldering the burden of looking out for yourself and your family, setting up a retirement plan can slide down the priority list – especially if you’re hoping it will somehow be easier in a…

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5 tips to prevent the spread of an infectious superbug

In the winter, we tend to be in closer quarters indoors and constantly around friends and family. It is important to be conscious of infectious diseases, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which are spreading rapidly among public places like gyms and schools. MRSA prevention should continue at home, especially for groups at higher risk,…

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