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Build your winning team

Team building is more important now than ever, as many companies transition to online work. Cohesive teams are integral for any organization’s success. Learn what you can do as an employer and manager to streamline team connection and success.

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Encourage proper diabetes management in the workplace

Pharmacy costs are rising, premiums are increasing, wellness program results are lackluster, and now several employees are suffering from diabetes, a dangerous condition with high-cost claims. Diabetes is physically and monetarily costly, but these concerns can diminish with proper disease...

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5 benefits of moving to an online enrollment system

Paper enrollment forms are rapidly being replaced with cost-saving technology. The future of benefits enrollment is online, and the transition to an online platform with carrier integration has several advantages.

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Avoid parental leave policy missteps

Paternity leave, which allows fathers to take time off work to care for a new child, is gaining popularity as an equitable maternity leave benefit. Employers must offer both benefits, neither benefit, or a generalized parental leave program to ensure employee equality under Title VII.

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Trending benefits: new options for your employees

Benefit plans should reflect employee needs, which change as new generations enter the workforce. Employers competing for in-demand talent leverage their benefit packages to attract and retain quality employees. In a full-employment economy, employers are adopting new benefit options in response...

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Confidently and compliantly take on terminations

No one wants to terminate employees, but when it’s necessary, there’s no substitute for good planning.

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Violence is unpredictable; be prepared

No one wants to imagine violence in their workplace, but it can happen at a moment’s notice and preparation is key. According to the National Safety Council, workplace violence is the third leading cause of worksite deaths.

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Ways to address mental health in the workplace

An estimated 18% percent of Americans 18 and older experience symptoms of a diagnosable mental health condition, and nearly half of those have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Alarmingly, 56% of those diagnosed with a mental health condition do not receive treatment. When these...

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Medical marijuana in Missouri leaves employers with questions

Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment during the 2018 midterm elections, which legalizes the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients with serious and debilitating illnesses. Passage of Amendment 2 has left local HR professionals and company owners searching for answers on...

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Outsourcing more services may be the secret to small business success in 2019

Launching a small business can be one of life’s most rewarding and difficult challenges. Owners often get into trouble by taking on too many responsibilities without the necessary resources. Bookkeeping is one area many owners think they can handle, but soon discover the labor intensive and...

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BUKATY PODCAST

Episode 12: Enrich your company's HSA benefits

Uncover the hidden benefits of health savings accounts (HSAs). Our in-house expert reveals why HSAs are the fast-growing employee benefit.

Episode 11: Regulation changes to know in 2020

Our compliance officer recaps the more significant regulatory from 2019 that will affect your business in 2020. 

Episode 10: Lower costs with a dependent audit

Verifying plan membership is valuable to your company's bottom line. As much as 10% of dependents on your plan could be ineligible for group coverage! Learn more about conducting a dependent audit in your organization.

Episode 9: Make open enrollment a breeze

Bukaty experts share their thoughts on how to avoid open enrollment complications. Planning and communication are key.

Episode 8: Avoiding employee lawsuits

Discover how your business could be at risk for lawsuits, and learn strategies to minimize your chances of getting sued. Our podcast guest shares HR tips you won’t want to miss.

Episode 7: Management training is more important than you realize

Don't leave your managers untrained and unprepared. This episode explores the importance of training your company leaders and how it can be detrimental to your business if you don't.

Episode 6: A benefits package for all ages

Rather than limit your company to an outdated one-size-fits-all benefit package, explore customized, generationally based benefit options for your employees. Each generation has different benefit preferences and Bukaty has the technology and benefit lineup to cater to their needs.

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