USI Receives Vertafore Vanguard Award for Innovation

Vertafore awarded USI the Vanguard Award for Innovation during the recent NetVu18, the largest technology conference in insurance, held in Atlanta, Georgia, this spring. The Vertafore Vanguard Award for Innovation goes to the agency, carrier, or MGA who contributes to expanding and growing the industry through their innovative application of Vertafore solutions. Vertafore announced that…

Communicating the Value of Your Health Benefit Plan

You’ve worked hard to choose and provide the right group health benefit plan for your employees. The premiums are reasonable, the deductibles are low and plan participants have a good choice of health care providers. That’s a good start, but there’s something else you should do — educate your employees. The more your employees know…

HR Technology is not ‘One Size Fits All’

HR technology is not “one size fits all.” While some brokers and consultants solicit only their “preferred partners” for benefits technology, it is USI’s mission to conduct comprehensive due diligence for our clients, presenting all available market options and recommendations.  View our latest video explaining USI’s consultative model to help HR professionals evaluate and implement human capital management (HCM)…

Smart Phones and Overtime

A survey of employed email users finds: 22% are expected to respond to work email when they’re not at work. 50% check work email on the weekends. 46% check work email on sick days. 34% check work email while on vacation. Source: Mother Jones In several cases, non-exempt employees have sued their employers for unpaid…