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How Inflation Influences Layoffs | Maryland Employee Benefits Agency

The United States, like some other countries around the world, including the United Kingdom and China, are facing an inflation crisis in this post-pandemic era. Inflation has great influence on Human Resources because it can cause the need for wage stagnation and budget cuts. The biggest disappointment during times of high inflation is the possibility … Continued

5 Things You Should Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act | MD Employee Benefits Firm

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 makes it illegal for companies to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, according to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This legislation, which has been amended in the years since it was originally signed into law, provides guidelines to employers for accommodating and being fair … Continued

PCORI fees are due by Monday, August 1, 2022 | Maryland Benefits Team

By way of background, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the Institute’s work, a small annual fee—commonly called the PCORI fee—is charged on group health plans. Grandfathered health plans are not exempt. Most employers do not have to take any … Continued

Benefits Education 101 for Employees | MD Employee Benefits Leaders

Companies spend a large amount of time and money creating valuable benefits plans for employees.  But after all that work, they often get low participation.  Good benefit choices require an effort from employers to ensure that employees have help in understanding their benefits options.  To make things even more complex, employers are having to consider … Continued

How to Build a Learning Culture | Maryland Benefits Agency

Most HR leaders agree that building a strong learning culture is the foundation for achieving positive business outcomes and effectively confronting the future of work. In addition, a younger generation of workers is demanding more of employers, and they expect career development and continuous learning to be the norm. As a result, learning culture influences employee engagement … Continued

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