8 Ways to help employees find time for fitness

Between responsibilities at work and responsibilities at home, it certainly can be easy for people to miss out on time for themselves and their fitness. That can be a dangerous choice, however, since skipping on physical inactivity has adverse health effects comparable to that of smoking and obesity. On the other side, those who exercise during the day reported a 15 percent boost in performance at work, a happier mood and increased ability to meet deadlines.1

Posted on March 29, 2016 in Wellness

3 Reasons brokers “benefit” from an enrollment partner

| By: Rachel Hamann, Regional Sales Representative, Gulf Coast Region |

Getting the best results is often dependent upon using the right tools and resources. You wouldn’t ask an engineer to perform open heart surgery and you wouldn’t recruit a philosophy professor to quarterback your favorite football team. When it comes to enrollment, if you want the best results, enrollment professionals can make all the difference.

Posted on March 24, 2016 in Employee Communication Enrollment

March Madness: take your chances on the tournament, not your health

Mathematically, the odds of filling out a perfect bracket in the NCAA tournament are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (that’s 9.2 quintillion). When factoring in the probability based on seeding, your odds increase significantly to a whopping 1 in 2,400,000,000,000 (2.4 trillion).1 So, we’re telling you there’s a chance!

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Why you should spring for a spring break

Whether you’re looking to warm up from all the cold weather or just want a change of scenery, spring isn’t far away which means many travelers have their eyes set on spring break. For anyone on the fence about whether they should travel this year, there are a number of health, work and economic reasons to spring for a spring break.

Posted on March 11, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Understanding the millennial insurance gap

In 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce.1 The ever-increasing numbers of millennials translate to an increasing need for brokers and employers to understand the unique financial and insurance needs of this generation. It’s not just important because of the number of millennials in the workforce; of any generation millennials may be most in need of financial education and insurance protection. In our latest infographic, we take a look at bridging the millennial insurance gap.

Posted on March 08, 2016 in Broker News Industry

How to grow your business — Part III: Social media strategy for B2B

By: Amanda Emery, Associate Director, Online & Broker/Employer Marketing |

Getting started on social media

If you haven’t already, check out the second blog in this series here for all you need to know before jumping into strategy.

Posted on March 03, 2016 in Marketing

How to grow your business — Part II: Using social media for B2B

By: Amanda Emery, Associate Director, Online & Broker/Employer Marketing |

Many companies may understand that social media is important, but that doesn’t mean they understand why. Keep in mind that in order for you to understand how to create a successful social media strategy, you must first understand the “whys” behind social for you to be effective.

Posted on March 01, 2016 in Marketing

The burden of medical debt

| By: Shaun Urista, Regional Sales Manager, South Central and Gulf Coast Regions |

New data released by the Kaiser Family Foundation has helped to highlight the financial pressure that far too many families face due to medical debts. What may come as a surprise, is that a significant portion of those facing medical debt are insured. And, while those without insurance are more likely to experience difficulty paying medical bills, it’s clear that many families need a solution to cope with medical costs.

Posted on February 27, 2016 in Broker News Industry Sales

How to grow your business — Part I: Finding your niche

By: Amanda Emery, Associate Director, Online & Broker/Employer Marketing |

Year after year I seem to get the same questions when it comes to what companies should be doing to increase leads, get brand awareness, or get on social and build their online presence. But the fact of that matter is, no matter what you do, you’ll never be everything to everybody.

Posted on February 24, 2016 in Marketing

5 Surprisingly heart-healthy foods

February is American Hearth Month which means you’re likely to see plenty of reminders about exercising and eating healthy to promote heart health. While that is certainly good advice, you may be surprised to learn that some foods that usually get a bad rap actually have benefits for your heart. Below are five surprisingly heart-healthy foods.

Posted on February 12, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

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