Five Elements Challenging the Workforce During COVID-19

May 29, 2020
During a recent Return to Work Alera Group webinar, nearly 500 participants were polled on the most significant challenges facing their workforce at this point in the COVID-19 crisis. Employers throughout the U.S. have had to transition their employees to remote work, or make other adjustments in... Find out more »

Making a Charitable Contribution

There are benefits and limitations when you decide to donate stock. Why sell shares when you can gift them? If you have appreciated stocks in your portfolio, you might want to consider donating those shares to charity rather than selling them. Why, exactly? Donating appreciated securities to... Find out more »

“Backdoor” Roth IRAs

May 28, 2020
If you make too much money to open a Roth IRA, you could create one this way. You can sum up the appeal of a Roth IRA in three words: federal tax benefit. Potential earnings in a Roth IRA grow tax free as long as the owner abides by the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) rules, and withdrawals... Find out more »
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Three Key Questions to Ask While Creating Your Return-to-Work Strategy

May 27, 2020
Employers across the country are planning their strategy for returning employees to the worksite—whether that is an office building, a factory, a job site or another location. As employers develop and execute their strategic playbook, there are three key questions they should ask... Find out more »
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Resources for Reopening a Workplace Amid COVID-19

May 20, 2020
With the nation in various stages of reopening from shutdowns related to COVID-19, businesses and other organizations are following procedures to keep their employees and their customers safe. Some are in the planning stages, while those that never closed are operating differently from how they did... Find out more »
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Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

May 18, 2020
We are nine weeks into this new mode of work and the pace doesn’t really seem to be slowing at all for most of you.  Each week, the landscape we are living and working in seems to change dramatically, and with that comes new challenges and projects. We seem to be in a constant... Find out more »
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Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

May 11, 2020
We have all felt the mental health impacts from this crisis and so many of you have done an amazing job making this a focus in the programming you are bringing to employees during this time.   A study published this week paints an even bleaker picture than I imagined.  More than 1 in 4... Find out more »
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Being Prepared for a HIPAA Audit

May 4, 2020
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) periodically audits covered entities (i.e. health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers) to ensure compliance with HIPAA’s regulations.  HIPAA audit or investigation penalties for noncompliance can amount to millions of dollars... Find out more »
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Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

COVID-19 has changed the way that people around the globe live and work. As we begin to shift toward recovery, the needs of employees are also changing rapidly. As your team's needs continue to evolve, wellbeing teams and leadership will be key in helping employees acclimate to a new normal.... Find out more »
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Mental Health Tips for the Month of May

May 1, 2020
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, especially in these times of self-isolation, it’s a good time to remind your employees of the importance of taking care of their mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), millions of Americans are affected by... Find out more »