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5 Strategies for reducing health benefits costs in 2021

By Barrow Group Staff / September 18, 2020
Health benefits costs are almost certainly going to rise in 2021. They’ve been trending upward for years—over 50% in the last decade, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation—and the current state of economic uncertainty over COVID-19 won’t slow things down. Realistically, ...
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Topics: health care, employee benefits, open enrollment, health-insurance-costs

fauci predicts there could be a safe and effective covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year

By Barrow Group Staff / September 16, 2020
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Topics: COVID-19, Covid-19-Vaccine, Vaccine

promote awareness of safety standards to prevent falls in construction

By Barrow Group Staff / September 14, 2020
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Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, Staffing-Week, staffing industry, Falls-In-Construction, National-Safety-Week

Staffing Week Celebrates the Contributions of Staffing Firm Employees

By Barrow Group Staff / September 09, 2020
National Staffing Employee Week, which takes place Sept. 14–20 this year, celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms. Staffing firms across the nation will host special events honoring their greatest asset: their temporary and ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, Staffing-Week

Why do we celebrate labor day

By Barrow Group Staff / September 04, 2020
From the History Channel: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1...
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Topics: staffing, Labor-Day, Child-Labor, Industrial-Revolution

the 2021 open enrollment checklist is here

By Barrow Group Staff / September 02, 2020
2021 Open Enrollment Checklist To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2021. Employers should review their plan documents ...
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Topics: employee benefits, open enrollment, Open-Enrollment-Checklist-2021, ACA-Affordability-Standards, FSA-Contributions, HSA-Contribution-Limits

small business owners believe cyber attacks won't happen to them

By Barrow Group Staff / August 31, 2020
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Topics: cyber security, information-security, unauthorized-access, internet-security-policy, cyber-attacks

Identify Potential Health and Safety Failings Through Mock Investigation

By Barrow Group Staff / August 27, 2020
When workplace health and safety incidents happen, it’s important to respond appropriately—that’s where incident investigations can help. Conducting an investigation allows employers to identify potential health and safety failings that led to the incident and make necessary ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA, Incident-Investigations

temporary staffing agencies must consider their worker's credentials and their client's risks

By Barrow Group Staff / August 26, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, Employee Screening

EEOC Issues new Guidance on Opioid Addiction and the ADA

By Barrow Group Staff / August 21, 2020
On Aug. 5, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two new publications that aim to clarify existing requirements related to opioid addiction and employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)....
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Topics: ADA-and-Drug-Addiction, Opioid-Epidemic, Drug-Addiction, EEOC-and-drug-addiction

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