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How to Create the Best Time Off Policies for Small Businesses

Every employee needs a day off occasionally. Many small businesses offer generous paid time off (PTO) policies as a way to compete with larger companies. Not only does this create an attractive incentive for top talent to hire on, but it also helps reduce employee turnover. What Is Paid Time Off? Paid time off is time employees can use for personal purposes while getting paid...

How to Avoid Costly Claims from Winter Storms

Winter storms can do serious damage to your home. In 2021, storms during the winter months caused a record $15 billion in insured losses in the U.S., as reported by the Insurance Information Institute (III). Some of the costliest winter events by insured losses from 1950 to 2021 include: Polar vortex Freezes Blizzards Winter storms Winter damage Cold waves Ice storms Does Homeowners Insurance Cover...

Here are the Advantages to Having a Health Savings Account

Many employers today are offering high-deductible health insurance plans along with health savings accounts (HSAs). The downside is the high deductible – the amount you must pay out-of-pocket for covered medical expenses before your health plan kicks in. Nevertheless, HSAs have a number of benefits for employees. How Does a Health Savings Account Work? An HSA is a medical savings account that is only available...

What Does a Top-Tier Group Benefits Package Include?

Most companies offer their employees some benefits, but the quality of these packages can vary widely. Top-tier group benefits packages are ideal, as these benefits help attract and retain the best talent in your industry, making it more possible for your company to win the hiring game in a competitive market.  Retaining Top Talent – A Group Benefits Strategy that Works. Some companies are in...

Should I Purchase a Car with License Plate Lights?

Depending on where you live, you may be required to have license plate lights. Consider buying a car with license plate lights or installing a light on your existing vehicles. The lights illuminate your license plate, and if your state requires it, ensure the lights are in good working order – you could be pulled over and cited if the light is burned out.  Advantages...