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The Risks are Real | San Antonio Benefits Group

Even when you proactively anticipate all the people risks that have the potential to impact your workplace, it’s easy to convince yourself there is no risk to you — that it will never happen here.You may think no one at your workplace will harass anyone, no one will sue you over an honest mistake made … Continued

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace | Texas Benefits Agency

The opioid crisis has driven overdose deaths in America to all-time highs. By 2017, the opioid mortality rate was five times higher than the rate in 1999. This crisis is not limited to one socio-economic class or one geographic area. Opioid addiction affects those in suburban homes, high-rise office buildings, and schools in every state … Continued

March Madness 2019: The Ball is in Your Court | San Antonio Benefits Agents

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made the 2019 tournament, is March 17. Games begin with the First Four on March 19 and 20 and culminate with the Final Four April 6 and 8.While this annual … Continued

Here’s to a Healthy Heart | San Antonio Employee Benefits

Heartbreaks are painful, but did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 630,000 people dying from the condition each year. This equates to one in four deaths attributed to this awful disease. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), … Continued

You Can Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence | San Antonio Benefits Agency

On Friday, February 15, 2019, five employees of a manufacturer in Aurora, Illinois, were killed by an employee they were about to terminate as they met in a conference room. Among the victims were the human resources director and a young HR intern at his first day on the job. This is just the latest … Continued

New Year’s Resolutions That Stick | San Antonio Employee Benefits

Ever wonder why the resolutions you make in January don’t stick around after March? You aren’t alone! Studies show that only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Only 8%! Why? And how do people achieve their goals set at New Year’s? We’ve broken it down for you so you can identify your goal-breaker … Continued

Advance Informational Copies of 2018 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report | San Antonio Benefits Consultants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released advance informational copies of the 2018 Form 5500 annual return/report and related instructions.Here are some of the changes that the instructions highlight:Principal Business Activity Codes.Principal Business Activity Codes have been updated to … Continued

The Big-Picture View of Risk | San Antonio Benefits Group

Many human resources and business leaders think about compliance in black-and-white terms. We simply check the boxes and evaluate compliance efforts using one measure: “Are we doing it right or not?”It’s easy to fall into the trap of failing to see the broader implications of our compliance efforts. We need to go beyond, “What’s the … Continued

Proposed 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule | San Antonio Benefits Agents

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for benefit payment and parameters for 2020. CMS also released its draft 2020 actuarial value calculator and draft 2020 actuarial value calculator methodology.According to CMS, the proposed rule is intended to reduce fiscal and regulatory burdens associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continued

Attitude of Gratitude | San Antonio Benefits Group

Having a grateful heart impacts more than just you! When you express your gratitude to others, it becomes a ripple effect and extends further than you can imagine. Watch this video to learn how to say “thank you” to others!