Coronavirus Resource Center from Alltrust Insurance

This post was last updated on September 14, 2020

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, Alltrust Insurance aims to keep you and your employees up to

Maximize Your Health Savings Account

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are great ways to save tax-free money for medical expenses both in the

Telemedicine in 2020

 

The Future of Work, Part 2

The future of work is now. You’ve probably heard that being said since the onset of COVID-19 and the

Employee Engagement in a Post-COVID Workplace

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want

The Future of Work, Part 1

The hardest thing about the future of work is defining the concept. The chief reason has to do with

How to Attract and Retain Employees with Voluntary Benefits

Finding the right candidates for your organization and then navigating the onboarding process can be

The Employee, As An Asset, Has Never Been More Accurate

 

Coronavirus Resource Center from Alltrust Insurance

This post was last updated on September 14, 2020

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus

How We Learn

“Everyone learns different” is a phrase we have all heard at some time in our educational endeavors. It

Top Ten Best Practices: Employers Supporting Employee Mental Health

 

Effective Leadership Begins With You

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions:

2021 HSA and HDHP Limits

 

Mental Health Exercises for a Strong Mind

When someone says they want to get healthy, you naturally think of physical health. However, we do have

IRS Provides Temporary Flexibility for Cafeteria Plans, Health FSAs, and DCAPs

As part of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) continued response to the COVID-19 public health

5 Tips for Building Trust When Employees Return to Work

The day where people return to normal routines around work doesn’t seem as far off today as it did just a

Engaging Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented changes for many industries. As

CBD: Fact or Fiction?

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this

Stop. Stay Home. Start Something.

We are seeing so many changes to our work, personal, and social life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What Employers Need to Know

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the Act) was signed into law by President Trump on

Checking In: A Message from the CEO of Alltrust

Hello Everyone,

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know

*Updated March 27, 2020 - On the evening of March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Part 1 in a series on COVID-19 and its effect on our workplace begins below. Look for additional

Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose

Did you know that a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene can actually reduce your likelihood of other

The Importance of Sleep

Everyone knows that eating healthy, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and not smoking leads to a

The Importance of Career Pathing

This year, it’s expected 50 percent of the workforce will be Millennials.  HR professionals have been

Communication in the Workplace

Today’s workforce looks markedly different than it did just 10 years ago. 1 in 3 workers in the US are

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Having just wrapped up Thanksgiving, we are now only 2 ½ weeks out from Christmas! While we start planning

12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved

Insuring Man's Best Friend

We’ve all heard the saying “A dog is a man’s best friend” and we know it’s true! Pets give us

November Is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness is LifelongNovember is Men’s Health Awareness Month and the Movember Foundation

Diabetes Education & Prevention

Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body converts food to energy. Diabetes

Don't Leave Your FSA Money on the Table in 2019

As 2019 is nearing an end, many people are looking at this year’s medical expenses to plan for how much

Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it

New Fair Labor Standards Act Provisions

At the end of September 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule on the threshold for

Nutrition Tips for Busy Families

The typical family in the US looks quite different today than it did 30 years ago. School, sports, church,

Corporate Learning: L&D’s Untapped Resource

Corporate learning has become a corporate challenge.  Never before has the learning function been under so

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

Let’s say you are getting ready to make your favorite breakfast—avocado toast. You’ve toasted the bread,

Workplace Violence and Negligent Hiring: How Background Checks Can Reduce Risk

When you think of legal action against employers for workplace violence, you may immediately think of

Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2020

OVERVIEW

On July 23, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2019-29 to index

5 Tips to Beat the Heat

There’s no denying that summer has arrived. In fact, the news has been abuzz with Alaska’s heat wave in

5 Ways to Advance Your Company Culture

How to instill your core values into new hires and grow it in your existing employees

In today’s highly

Volunteering Time Off, Part 2

In part 2 of our series on Volunteering Time Off we explore the benefits of VTO for the company.

HSA and HDHP Limits

The IRS has just announced the new inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and qualified high deductible health

Volunteering Time Off--Part 1

This month we are launching a series exploring the topic of "Volunteering Time Off" or "VTO".  Part 1 of

Gig economy 101

By now you’ve heard of the term “gig economy” but you may not know what it means. Is it describing the

Exiting a PEO:  A Checklist of Considerations

 

Many small to mid-size companies look for solutions to outsource certain aspects of their

What Is Disability Insurance and Do I Need It?  | Tampa Benefit Advisors

"Your most valued asset isn’t your house, car, or retirement account.  It’s the ability to make a living.”

Paid Family Leave: What’s the Right Model?

When the Family and Medical Leave Act went into effect in 1993, advocates cheered. But they also lamented

Identity theft

Recently, the “Happiest Place on Earth” wasn’t living up to its name for many families. For almost a full

It's Intern season

Summer internships offer students opportunities to gain real-world experience and hands-on career

Hot HR Trends

2019 has ushered in many new trends such as retro cartoon character timepieces, meatless hamburgers, and

7 Weird Ways To Help Combat 'Hermit' Habits As A Remote Worker

 

 

Spring Into Fitness With These 5 Simple Tips

Spring is here! That means it's time to ditch those Winter layers, and Winter weight. No matter what your

March Madness 2019: The Ball is in Your Court

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s

The Advantages of Automation: Prioritize What Matters Most

As schedules continue to get more and more packed with work, health, and personal responsibilities,

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

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

Legislators Look to Slash Obamacare Excise Tax

House lawmakers introduced legislation this week in a new attempt to repeal the Cadillac tax, the

The Heart of the Matter: Tips for Heart Health

February is Heart health month. While heartbreaks are painful, did you know that heart disease is the

As Alltrust Insurance’s new VP of HR Consulting and Training, Dan Posada Further Expands Alltrust Offerings

January 31, 2019 – Alltrust Insurance is excited to announce that Dan Posada now serves as the Vice

From Resolutions to Reality: 5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ever wonder why the resolutions you make in January don’t stick around after March? You aren’t alone!

Ask the Experts: Using a Health FSA on COBRA

Question: A terminated employee took COBRA for the health FSA. Can he stop making after-tax COBRA

5 Ways to Say Thank You

As we begin this new year of 2019, we have also closed 2018 with lots of celebrations, gift-giving, and

2019 Health Plan Compliance Calendar

Employers must comply with certain filing and disclosure requirements each year in connection with their

5 Ways to Update Your Employee Handbook by Year’s End

How long has it been since your organization updated its employee handbook? It’s time to brush off any

Despite Judge's Ruling, the Affordable Care Act Remains in Full Effect

On Friday, December 14, a federal judge in Texas ruled that without the individual mandate penalty, the

Celebrate the Season Safely

As the holiday season approaches, the economy is humming along, unemployment is low, and companies are

Florida Approves 13.8% Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

A revised workers compensation rate filing for a 13.8 percent decrease by the National Council on

Ask the Experts: Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

Question:  Our company received a rebate check from our health insurance carrier. As the employer, we pay

Cybersecurity: Employees Are the First Line of Defense

Cybercriminals are becoming more focused on users of company networks as a weak link in the security

8 Tips for Handling Tough Employee Conversations

Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, 42% of new cancer patients lose

Looking Backward to Plan Forward

 

We have entered Open Enrollment season and that means you and everyone in your office are probably

Ask the Experts: Mandatory Flu Shots

Question: Can we require our employees to get flu shots?

Ask the Experts: Distributing ERISA Notices Electronically

Question: Our company is getting ready for open enrollment. Can we distribute ERISA notices electronically

Ask the Experts: Service Dogs and the ADA

Question: We have a new employee in our call center who has a service dog. She came to her interview and

Look Backward to Plan Forward | Tampa Bay Benefit Brokers

We have entered Open Enrollment season and that means you and everyone in your office are probably reading

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan

Back to School Time Off Tips | Tampa Benefit Advisors

The coals from the Labor Day barbecues have cooled, the beach chairs have been returned to their sheds,

5 Signs You Need to Up Your Life Insurance Coverage

Depending on the type of life insurance policy you have, you could be covered anywhere between one year