Benefits and the FMLA Leave

This question was recently asked of the ThinkHR Hotline team: What benefits must be continued while an employee is on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave? What should we do with an employee who is not making his share of the co-payments while out on leave? Their expert answer: Family and Medical Leave Act… Read more »

Work-Life Plans Boost Value Of Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary benefits have been gaining traction with employers and employees as valuable supplemental coverage to a core benefits package. For example, in today’s age of skyrocketing medical costs, programs such as Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness insurance are increasingly popular with workers concerned about paying for health care. Although these primary plans have been garnering… Read more »

Preparing for Winter in the Workplace

When Old Man Winter starts raising heck, you want to be prepared. Of course, Maryland isn’t Siberia, but we do get our fair share of wind, rain, ice and snow, and it’s always best to put winter prep in place before you get stuck cleaning up a mess. Below we’ll talk about several things you… Read more »

Business Insurance 101

Shopping for business insurance doesn’t have to be a daunting task.  Sure, the terminology and general language can seem foreign to those never dealing with it before, or even having some experience. One easy way to break it down to the basics is to remember all business insurance covers one of four things; liability, property, persons, or… Read more »

What Are Columbia MD Group Benefits All About?

When it comes to having Columbia MD Group Benefits, there are many advantages not to be overlooked. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the most common group benefits that can bring about the most value to you and your family. Group Life Insurance For starters, did you know that you can purchase… Read more »

Top Benefits of Outsourcing Benefits and Payroll Tasks

You likely spend a good portion of your time on benefits and payroll tasks. And while handling benefits and payroll internally does have its advantages, there are many reasons to consider outsourcing the involved activities. Here’s a quick look at the advantages your company can gain. More time to focus on core operations When you… Read more »

It’s Time to Give Your Employees the Benefits Package They Deserve

What types of benefits are you providing to your employees? Are you offering a comprehensive package? If not, you need to be. Sure, investing in insurance and benefits for your employees is going to cost money, but it’s tax deductible, and best of all, offering a well-built package will help attract the top talent working… Read more »

Group Disability: A Financial Safety Net For Your Workers

If sickness or injury kept an employee off the job for weeks — or months — how would he or she be able to pay the bills? The answer: Group Disability insurance provides an invaluable source of income, averaging about 60% of his or her earnings, for up to two years (depending on the policy)…. Read more »

How to Build a Better Relationship With Your PCP

How’s your relationship with your primary care physician or PCP? Because your doctor diagnoses illness, performs preventative checkups and looks out for your physical wellbeing, you want to build a better relationship as you take care of your health now and into the future. 1. Have an Agenda What do you expect from a doctor… Read more »