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SCOTUS 2018 Roundup and 2019 Preview | San Antonio Benefits Consultants

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard several cases with employment implications during their 2018 session, including the following four cases we covered in detail. (Click the case names to read the full articles.)Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro: Encino shifted the burden of proof in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption cases … Continued

Ask the Experts: Marijuana and the ADA | San Antonio Benefits Partners

Question: Is medical marijuana use protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? If so, what accommodations would be considered reasonable?Answer:You are not required to accommodate medical marijuana use under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Even though medical marijuana is legal in many states, under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), marijuana is still … Continued

Solving Problems – While Increasing Employee Satisfaction | San Antonio Employee Benefit Consultants

“Design thinking” is a fairly common term. Even if the phrase is new to you, it’s reasonably easy to intuit how it works: design thinking is a process for creative problem solving, utilizing creative tools like empathy and experimentation, often with a strong visual component. The term dates from 1968 and was first used in … Continued

DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice | San Antonio Employee Benefits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). All employers with group health plans are required to distribute a CHIP notice at least once a year to employees living in certain states. There is no need to send … Continued

Summer Survival Guide | San Antonio Benefits Advisors

We are halfway through our summer break and by now you have heard 1,000 times, “I’m bored!” from your kids! How do you survive the summer and keep your sanity? Follow these tips to make this summer break memorable and tackle the challenge of keeping your kids engaged.Keep A RoutineKids thrive with schedules. The idea … Continued

Exercise Frequency Linked to Artery Health | San Antonio Benefits Agency

A new study determines that working out two to three times per week for 30 minutes is sufficient to keep the middle-size arteries (the ones that supply oxygenated blood to the head and neck) young. People who exercised four times a week or more additionally kept their main arteries — which provide blood to both … Continued

AMCORP named a 2018 “Best Places to Work” | San Antonio Benefits Agency

Congrats to AMCORP for being recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a 2018 “Best Places To Work” (small business)Independent employee benefits and financial planning firm AMCORP has kept it in the family.The independent employee benefits and financial planning firm was founded in 1981 by William Zinsmeyer after his 13-year career at Prudential. Later, … Continued

Everyone Wins When Growth Is The Goal | San Antonio Benefits Firm

It’s a dilemma. On the one hand, today’s buzzing, multifaceted working environments challenge employees more than ever before. On the other, these same working environments are often also overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes it seems like success means mania—but this doesn’t have to be the case. More and more frequently, experts urge offices to focus not … Continued

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Life Insurance | San Antonio Benefit Agency

Life insurance blah blah blah. Is that what you hear when someone mentions it as part of your new job’s employee benefits round-up or when you see something about it on TV or social media?  Not to worry: we’ve got the low-down on what you need to know. And it’s really not as overwhelming (or … Continued

Leadership, Now With More Humility | San Antonio Employee Benefits

More and more, we are learning that scientists, marketers, programmers, and other kinds of knowledge workers lead office lives very similar to famous innovators like Watson, Crick, and Franklin, who discovered the structure of DNA. How so? All of these people live work lives structured around progress in meaningful work. And when this progress occurs, it … Continued