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Going Live

Posted by Coby Randles on Jan 20, 2017 11:57:32 AM

Exciting news! We have just gone live with two new updates

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Tags: health insurance brokers, New Year, HR, employees, employer, broker, 2017, Form I-9

Which benefits will your clients offer in 2017?

Posted by Emily Kubis on Jan 18, 2017 10:23:58 AM

Brokers: Download our voluntary benefits forecast

Millennials are now the largest generation in the United States workforce, and employers are reevaluating their benefit strategies to best recruit and retain these workers.

A competitive benefits package has always been a priority for many employers, but the changing workforce will result in new needs and challenges in 2017 and beyond.

And with a defined contribution strategy, clients’ costs won’t go up just because they’re offering more. Many brokers think the cost of voluntary benefits is what keeps employers from offering more robust packages, but that isn’t true. Most additional benefits can be offered at little to no hard dollar cost for the employer. It’s the transactional costs—paperwork, audits, and more—that keep your clients from offering more competitive ancillary options.

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Tags: broker software, health insurance brokers, HR, technology, hr software, broker, 1095-c, online benefit administation, 2016, voluntary benefits, benefits administration, CRM

Two must-have technology tools for insurance brokers

Posted by Emily Kubis on Jan 13, 2017 2:03:47 PM

Watch our webinar for more

There are two technology tools insurance brokers need to grow their businesses in 2017—a CRM and a benefits administration platform. Our recent webinar, which you can access here, digs deep into both of these technologies and how brokers can use them to stay competitive.

Check out the recording to learn more about using the CRM BenefitsGuide and BerniePortal, our proprietary benefits administration technology, or read on for a brief overview.

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Tags: broker software, health insurance brokers, HR, technology, hr software, broker, 1095-c, online benefit administation, 2016, benefits administration, CRM

3 Compliance changes for 2017

Posted by Sarah Weinstein on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Changes to be aware of 

Every year more benefits advisors are being forced to become compliance advisors. While there are many changes certain to come in the changing year, here are the ones you should be aware of right now:

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Tags: health insurance brokers, New Year, HR, employees, employer, broker, 2017, Form I-9

New year, new form

Posted by Coby Randles on Jan 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

What's new? 

2017 not only means a new year, but it also means a new I-9. The I-9 form is used to verify US employment authorization of individuals hired for employment. Both employers and employees must complete the form and present acceptable documentation, such as a passport, state ID card, Social Security card, etc. Recently, there have been some updates to the I-9 form, so we are going to touch on some of those key points.

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Tags: health insurance brokers, New Year, HR, employees, employer, broker, 2017, Form I-9

Updated Guide: The 1095-C Tornado

Posted by Coby Randles on Jan 5, 2017 10:50:42 AM

What's in the e-book? 

One of the most confusing new compliance requirements of the ACA is 1094-C/ 1095-C reporting. Benefits brokers have always been seen as trusted advisors and these new reporting requirements are going to be something that clients ask about. In fact, you probably already started to receive questions from your clients about them.

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Tags: health insurance brokers, HR, employees, employer, broker, 2016

2016 Year in Review: BerniePortal

Posted by Coby Randles on Dec 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Looking back

Throughout 2016, BerniePortal has released many new features for our clients to utilize in making their work experience a less stressful one. From rolling out our Time & Attendance feature to releasing an iPhone app, our team has been hard at work. Here’s a look back at some of those 2016 releases.

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Tags: health insurance brokers, HR, employees, employer, broker, 2016

2016 Round Up: Top blog posts of the year

Posted by Sarah Weinstein on Dec 16, 2016 10:09:46 AM

 

Year in review

2016 was a big year in benefits technology. From Zenefits mishaps to regulation changes, we were busy keeping our readers up-to-date on the latest in the world of benefits technology.  We thought we’d share our top posts of 2016 so you can enjoy them too:

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Tags: broker software, health insurance brokers, HR, hr software, broker, 1095-c, online benefit administation

How would Trump expand HSAs?

Posted by Emily Kubis on Dec 14, 2016 9:36:41 AM

Popular proposal could see traction in 2017

Expanding Health Savings Accounts is a popular conservative health policy likely to see traction under President Donald Trump next year.

But what does expansion mean for the tax-advantaged savings accounts? Many employees already have HSAs, which allow consumers to contribute funds tax-free and use them for qualified medical expenses.

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Tags: broker software, health insurance brokers, HR, hr software, broker, 1095-c, online benefit administation, 2016

Time & Attendance Feature

Posted by Coby Randles on Dec 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Time & Attendance

Time and attendance can be a very time consuming process for employers. With all of the paperwork, tracking and editing employee’s timecards, this simple task can turn into what seems like, endless hours of work. Luckily, we have recently released one of our newest features that focuses on cutting the workload down tremendously when it comes to keeping track of employee’s weekly hours. Our Time & Attendance feature allows employers to focus on other business management tasks while employees are able to access this feature with the click of a button.

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Tags: broker software, health insurance brokers, HR, employees, employer, broker, 2016

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