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help employees control health care spending with a CDHP (consumer driven health plan)

By Barrow Group Staff / April 30, 2021
What is a CDHP?   Employers may be familiar with high deductible health plans (HDHPs) and healthcare savings accounts (HSAs).   A Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) is simply the combination of those benefits—an HDHP paired with an HSA, FSA or HRA.   We can show you how a HDHP ...
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Topics: CDHP, FSA, Health Care Savings Account, HSA, HRA

laughter is good medicine!

By Barrow Group Staff / April 27, 2021
Beginning with April Fools Day, National Humor Month, in April, was conceived as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor.  A variety of studies have now proven that there is truth in the proverb "Laughter is good medicine."...
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Topics: April-Fools-Day, laughter, National-Humor-Month, Laughter-And-Medicine

how to save big on workers compensation premiums via the mod factor

By Barrow Group Staff / April 23, 2021
Take a minute and a half to watch a video that will help you save on workers compensation premiums.  By understanding your experience modification factor (also called Mod Factor) you can save money on your premiums.   Questions?  Contact: Kevin Kilcoyne at Barrow Group:  ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, Reduce-Costs, workers-compensation-premiums, Experience-Modification-Factor, Mod-Factor

the american rescue plan:  good news for entertainment-industry workers

By Barrow Group Staff / April 22, 2021
Finally, some good news!  On Thursday, March 11, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. This long-awaited, comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation is a victory for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members....
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Topics: COVID-19, unemployment-benefits, IATSE, Film-and-Television, American-Rescue-Plan, Entertainment-Industry

osha's website provides a range of workplace injury statistics

By Barrow Group Staff / April 19, 2021
The stories are nearly as gruesome as what you'd see in a horror flick, but sadly, these stories are true.  By visiting OSHA's (Occupational Safety & Health Administration's) website, you can see a list of every reported workplace injury and ruling against companies that has ...
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Topics: staffing, workers compensation, OSHA, OSHA-Fatalities, OSHA-CITATIONS

dol violations:  wage and hour Case studies

By Barrow Group Staff / April 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The WHD also enforces the family and Medical Leave Act and a number of other ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, workers compensation, FMLA, FLSA, WageAndHourDivision, DOL, DOLViolations

What H.R. Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Barrow Group Staff / April 13, 2021
One thing we've learned from the Covid-19 pandemic is that Human Resources' teams must act swiftly to ensure safeguards are in place to protect employees.  Watch this one minute video to learn more.          ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, human resources, COVID-19, Health-Crisis

film offices around the country want your production dollars. . .

By Barrow Group Staff / April 09, 2021
But some more than others!   WHEREVER FILM INCENTIVES TAKE YOU, WE’LL BE THERE. Finding the best production incentive for your film, TV, web or commercial project can mean millions in net savings for your budget....
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Topics: Film, TV and Entertainment, Film-and-Television, Film-And-Television-Insurance, state-film-incentives

Can an organization save money on health insurance while increasing benefits?

By Barrow Group Staff / April 07, 2021
yes!...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, benefits, Health-Insurance, Major-Medical-Insurance

fatal vehicle crashes up 24% in 2020--even with less people on the road

By Barrow Group Staff / April 02, 2021
The National Safety Council (NSC) has released preliminary data showing vehicle fatalities in 2020 increased by 24% compared to 2007 and 8% compared to 2019. It’s estimated that more than 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020 across the country. This increase is the ...
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Topics: fatal-vehicle-crashs, NCS, road-safety, USDOT

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