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Insuring the Times of Your Life | Texas Benefits Partners

Preston Newby was a youth minister. He and his wife, Tara, were driving with their son to visit family—excited to announce a new baby on the way. In the keeping with the kind of person Preston was, he stopped to help at the scene of an accident. That’s when he was struck by another car and … Continued

Is it Time for Unlimited Time off? | San Antonio Benefits Group

While more and more perks — catered lunches, on-site gyms, immunizations programs — are about employee health, wellness, and happiness, they ultimately are also designed to keep workers at work. A recent article in Quartz at Work points out that more than anything, employees want more time off and out of the office. Unlimited time off, to … Continued

Who Can I Name as a Beneficiary on My Life Insurance Policy?| Texas Benefits Agency

First off, great job on buying life insurance! You took an important step by protecting the ones you love.Every life insurance policy requires you to name a beneficiary. A life insurance beneficiary is typically the person or people who get the payout on your life insurance policy after you die; it may also be a … Continued

Hot Trends in HR | San Antonio Benefits Agency

2019 has ushered in many new trends such as retro cartoon character timepieces, meatless hamburgers, and 5G networks to name a few. Not surprisingly, trend-watching doesn’t stop with pop culture, fashion, and technology. Your company’s human resources department should also take notice of the top changes in the marketplace, so they are poised to attract … Continued

Changing marijuana laws impact HR | San Antonio Benefits Group

In more and more states, the legalization or impending legalization of cannabis requires HR teams to assess, and potentially continually reassess, company policies. In some states, legalization has been limited to medical use but, in others, it has extended to recreational use. Workforce magazine has had several recent articles focused on helping HR professionals understand … Continued

Ask the Experts: White Collar Exemptions | San Antonio Benefits Agency

Question: What determines if an employee falls within one of the FLSA white collar exemptions?Answer: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to qualify for exemption, a white collar employee generally must:Be salaried, meaning that he or she is paid a predetermined and fixed salary that is not subject to reduction because of variations in … Continued

5 Simple Tips to SPRING into Fitness! | San Antonio Benefits Agents

Spring is here! That means it’s time to ditch those Winter layers, and even that excess Winter weight. No matter what your current fitness level, Spring is a great time to refocus your habits and spruce up your routine.Get a Check Up or a PhysicalBefore starting any new fitness regimen, it’s a good idea to … Continued

More companies flirt with the idea of the four-day work week | San Antonio Benefit Advisors

Many white-collar jobs, particularly those in creative industries like PR, publishing, and design, have embraced summer hours for years, with shortened workdays on Fridays. Now, some companies are experimenting with “Winter Fridays,” says The New York Times. While clearly seasonal-specific options, both these trends are part of ongoing explorations on the impact of reduced workweeks. … Continued

DOL Issues Final Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans | TX Benefits Team

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Frequently Asked Questions About Association Health Plans (AHPs) and issued a final rule that broadens the definition of “employer” and the provisions under which an employer group or association may be treated as an “employer” sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan … Continued

The Advantages of Automation | San Antonio Benefits Partners

As schedules continue to get more and more packed with work, health, and personal responsibilities, prioritizing and organizing our lives becomes increasingly crucial. When you look at your daily to-do list, some tasks are obviously more important than others, but the significance of other tasks may be less apparent. Automating certain things, like paying bills, … Continued