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Our blog features timely, relevant posts that discuss employee benefit issues and regulations affecting small and medium-sized businesses. We’ll share brief, insightful information on a wide variety of topics, including the Affordable Care Act, group health insurance, compliance, benefit communication, and employee wellness. Subject matter experts provide blog posts such as ‘Managing Employees in the Gig Economy’, ‘COBRA Liability in Mergers and Acquisitions’, and ‘Tools to Support Working Parents’. We’ll update these frequently to keep you informed, and hope you’ll visit often. Questions about a specific topic? Give us a call or contact us – we’ll help with answers and advice.


The Advantages of Automation: Prioritize What Matters Most

As schedules continue to get more and more packed with work, health, and personal responsibilities, prioritizing and organizing our lives becomes increasingly crucial. When you look at your daily to-do list, some tasks are obviously more important than others, but the significance of other tasks may be less apparent. Automating certain things, like paying bills, … Continued

The Top 5 Ways You’re Burning Out Your Employees (and How to Stop)

In today’s scorching labor market, leaders can’t afford to watch their best employees exit stage left. And yet leaders are often the ones creating the drama. It leads to greatly reduced energy levels and alarmingly increased disengagement levels–a.k.a. burnout. Research from Gallup indicates two-thirds of full-time employees experience burnout, which not only leads to their being 2.6 times more likely to quit, it … Continued

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace: Resources for Prevention and Treatment

The opioid crisis has driven overdose deaths in America to all-time highs. By 2017, the opioid mortality rate was five times higher than the rate in 1999. This crisis is not limited to one socio-economic class or one geographic area. Opioid addiction affects those in suburban homes, high-rise office buildings, and schools in every state in … Continued

CMS Disclosure Requirement for Employer Health Plans | Evansville Benefit Advisors

Do you offer health coverage to your employees? Does your group health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs? If so, federal law requires you to complete an online disclosure form every year with information about your plan’s drug coverage. You have 60 days from the start of your health plan year to complete the form. For … Continued

Have Some Heart: Tips for Heart Health | Vincennes Benefit Advisors

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special, gather up your girlfriends for a “Galentine’s” celebration, or avoid the day altogether, make sure you give some attention to heart health this month!

IRS Releases 2019 Inflation-Adjusted Limits | Evansville Benefit Advisors

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its inflation-adjusted limits for various benefits. For example, the maximum contribution limit to health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) will be $2,700 in 2019. Also, the maximum reimbursement limit in 2019 for Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements will be $5,150 for single coverage and $10,450 for family coverage. Read more about … Continued

From Resolutions to Reality: 5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions | Vincennes Benefit Advisors

Ever wonder why the resolutions you make in January don’t stick around after March? You aren’t alone! Studies show that only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Only 8%! Why? And how do people achieve their goals set at New Year’s? We’ve broken it down for you so you can identify your goal-breaker as … Continued

Ask the Experts: Using a Health FSA on COBRA | Evansville Benefit Advisors

Question: A terminated employee took COBRA for the health FSA. Can he stop making after-tax COBRA contributions after three months, then just keep paying the 2 percent admin fee and continue accessing the account? Or does he have to make full contributions in order to use it, even on COBRA? Answer: Health flexible spending account (HFSA) coverage … Continued

Gen Z is Coming. Is Your Workplace Ready?

Here are a few trends and some potential takeaways for employers. While it may feel like businesses are still reeling from adapting to the working millennial, the next generation is already knocking on the HR door. The Society for Human Resource Management went straight to a 16-year old source to see what is on the workplace … Continued

The Big-Picture View of Risk | Vincennes Benefit Advisors

Many human resources and business leaders think about compliance in black-and-white terms. We simply check the boxes and evaluate compliance efforts using one measure: “Are we doing it right or not?” It’s easy to fall into the trap of failing to see the broader implications of our compliance efforts. We need to go beyond, “What’s … Continued

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