There are many ways insurance professionals volunteer. Iman Thomas chose to help at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. (Contributed photo: I. Thomas)

One insurance professional’s experience volunteering

This month USI Insurance Services celebrates “USI Gives Back,” a celebration of the volunteer spirit shared by the thousands of employees nationwide giving back to the communities where they live and work. USI Northeast’s Iman Thomas shares her heartwarming story about volunteering at an orphanage in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Read her firsthand account of the…

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Change in Status

Under the Affordable Care Act, an employer must offer coverage to a Full-Time Employee (“FTE”).  A FTE is an employee that works, on average, 30+ hours per week or 130+ hours per month.  An employer determines an employee’s FTE status by analyzing the hours worked using a measurement method – the look-back measurement method or…

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The Benefits of Wellness Programs

Nearly two-thirds of workers who go to the gym for fitness and weight-loss classes say their employer-sponsored wellness programs helped them reduce healthcare costs. A survey by HealthMine, a Dallas-based healthcare technology company, found 62 percent of 750 wellness plan participants agreed the programs helped them reduce healthcare costs, while 38 percent said the programs…

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Form EEO-1 Reminder

Private industry employers with 100+ employees and federal contractors with 50+ employees are required to perform the following functions: 1) to report the number of employees; 2) the race, ethnic and sexual identity of the employees; and 3) identify the job category of the employees. The Form EEO-1 is due annually to the Equal Employment…