TAMPA, FL. August 25, 2023 – For the second year in a row, Grooms Benefits has been named a "Top Employee Benefits Consultant” by Mployer Advisor, a leading independent platform for employers to research, review, and evaluate insurance brokers. Only 12 winners in the Tampa Bay area received this prestigious award that recognizes less than 5% of all employee brokerages nationwide.
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For those of us that take a holistic approach to wellbeing, it is pretty common knowledge that a positive attitude can lead to greater mental, emotional, and even physical wellness. However, these benefits don’t stop with personal health. Ongoing research continues to show that creating a positive work culture improves employee performance, productivity, and lowers healthcare costs.
Groundhog Day: A popular U.S. tradition originating in the late 1800's that is celebrated every February 2. The superstition suggests that if the honored groundhog emerges from Gobbler’s Knob and sees his shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. But, if the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring will arrive early.
Managing the most important aspects of any business – its finances and its people – is frequently entrusted to two distinct individuals, each with their unique priorities, motivations, and personalities. The roles of CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) play pivotal roles in the success of mid- and large-sized enterprises. However, harmonizing these roles to foster strategic collaboration and establish shared objectives that align with the company's overarching goals can often be a formidable challenge.
Large employers with over 100 employees should start strategic business preparations now to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23, which may prompt more employers to mandate the shot.
President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. Along with providing financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for other purposes, the law contains the following measures of special interest to large and small employers.
As the coronavirus rages on, and vaccines continue to become more widely available across the country, employers and businesses are starting to consider a major decision ahead:
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer found in women, and the second deadliest. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
Employers have been vigilant about helping employees get screened for diseases like cancer and other chronic illnesses in an effort to improve the physical well-being of their workforce, thus creating a more loyal and productive staff. However, employers have been less focused on one particular condition that impacts 1 out of every 8 employees: depression.
Employees are facing an immeasurable amount of stress right now. As they struggle to balance their work lives, home lives and finances, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic offers the opportunity for many employees to experience a mental health issue, or a period of feeling mentally unwell.
Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent the following email to his workforce about the company’s deliberate phased approach for returning to work.
As the coronavirus makes its way through communities across the globe, another health problem has been spreading right along with it – stress.
The world is so different today than it was just a week ago. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is sweeping through our nation and across our world. Uncertainty is at an all-time high, and we’re experiencing a complete disruption of life as we know it.
COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) is continuing to spread globally at a rapid rate, and as more cases are confirmed in the United States, it’s leading to increased anxiety and confusion over what can be done to prepare.
February is American Heart Month, and to celebrate CVS Health is offering ‘Know Your Numbers’ heart health screenings in their MinuteClinic every Thursday in February, including Valentine's Day. Best of all… it’s free!
More than 156 million full-time workers in the U.S. spend most of their daily waking hours in the workplace. The importance of this statistic does not come as a surprise to anyone, as over half of all employers in the United States have some type of employee wellbeing or health-promoting program to ensure they are addressing the work-life needs of current and prospective employees.
The uptick in interest for client financial wellbeing programs has grown exponentially over the last couple of years. We’re so fortunate to work with forward-thinking client groups looking for help bringing this important pillar of the wellbeing spectrum to the foreground.
Imagine taking one hour out of your employees' day every month and dedicating it to benefits education. This may seem like a big task when there are so many other things that are considered a higher priority. But, when benefits education isn't a point of focus in the workplace, it's very likely that it's not being focused on at all.
For decades, employers and benefit managers have thought of wellbeing programs as one-dimensional, with the focus on physical health only, by offering benefits like on-site fitness centers, gym discounts or a health program that encourages more movement.
Business owners, HR leaders, and team managers – listen up. Your employees are totally stressed out.
In this ultra-competitive recruitment and hiring environment, retaining current employees is a critical component of firm success. Not only is a low turnover rate good for the bottom line, but it also means you are creating and building upon a firm foundation for the future.
Protecting your business, employees and customers during a time of emergency can very well determine if your business is able to reopens its doors after.
If it’s about 6-8 weeks before open enrollment, you’ve started to realize that you’ve got a lot to do. The next 2 months are going to fly by in whirlwind of activity, so we are going to dedicate this week’s entire blog post to one of the most crucial - most absolutely essential - pieces of your open enrollment communication.
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