USI’s 2019 Employee Benefits Outlook

The 2019 Employee Benefits Outlook offers expert insights from USI’s national practice leaders on the trends and market conditions affecting benefit programs. The Outlook provides thoughts and perspectives on trends, topical issues and solutions for consideration, including: How artificial intelligence is increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of HR teams Improving price transparency to manage pharmaceutical costs…

New Jersey Update to Paid Leave and TDI

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s paid family leave and short-term disability laws. Assembly Bill 3987 and Senate Bill 844 apply to the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (NJFLI) benefit, allowing NJ employees time to bond with a newborn or care for a sick family member.…

USI Insurance Services Acquires GFI Insurance Brokerage

USI Strengthens Commercial, Employee Benefit and Personal Risk Presence in Northeast Region USI announced earlier this week the acquisition of New York-based GFI Insurance Brokerage. For more than 15 years, GFI Insurance has been delivering commercial property and casualty, employee benefit and personal risk solutions to clients in the Northeast region. Commenting on the announcement, James…

USI Comments on the Rise of Telemedicine

In case you missed it, USI’s national health care practice vice president, Jeff Levy, was featured in Business Insurance Magazine’s November 2018 cover story, “Telemedicine expands care, adds exposures.” In the article, Jeff states, “We’re a mobile society. We are a consumer-driven society. We have to get our health care when it’s convenient for us, not when…

USI Northeast Brings Nonprofit Leaders Together at Local Boys and Girls Club Event

By: Mary Jo Jacobs, Vice President, Employee Benefits USI Insurance Services Last week, I had the pleasure of bringing together a powerhouse of New York nonprofit professionals at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s (BGCNR) Keystone Leadership Talk Series. Thanks to USI Northeast’s support for the Club and this phenomenal event, we were able…