The Real Cost of Benefits

When employees look at their paycheck stubs, they probably only focus on their wages. As an employer, you know there’s much more to the picture. To find out how the benefit and wage package you provide stacks up with the national average, check the quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report: “Employer Costs for Employee…

Could Direct Primary Care Help Control Your Benefit Costs?

A new health care model called direct primary care is being touted as an alternative to traditional health insurance. Combined with supplemental insurance, it’s proving to be an appealing alternative for employers who are looking for reasonably priced plans and great benefits for their employees. Current Insurance Situation Automobile, home and life insurance policies typically…

USI Receives American Heart Association Silver Workplace Health Achievement

The USI national wellness program has been awarded the Silver Workplace Health Achievement by the American Heart Association. In addition to an assessment of a company’s overall workplace health, the achievement is based on an index that scores companies on seven organizational best practices: Leadership Engagement Programs Policies and environment Partnerships Communications Reporting outcomes  …

Senators Unveil New Legislation to Help States Fund Health Care

This afternoon U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled health care reform legislation.  The proposal repeals the “structure and architecture” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and replaces it with an annual block grant to help states fund health care. …