The Path Forward During COVID-19: Managing Work and Your Mental Health

You’re invited to join Cigna as their medical and behavioral experts discuss how the pandemic has changed the way we work, considerations for returning to worksites, managing mental health through it all and building a resilient workforce. Lean more about this virtual forum and how to register by clicking HERE.

Community Health Equity During Covid

Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. To stop the spread of COVID-19 and move toward greater health equity, we must work together to […]

Re-Opening Your Business-Guidance from CDC

This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening […]

Simple Scale: The Ultimate Business Hack for Entrepreneurs

Before you start to read this article, we encourage you do some research on the startup lifestyle. It is a well agreed upon fact that starting, building, funding, and growing a startup or small business is intensely difficult. In fact, many sources suggest that at minimum, building a successful startup can require its people to work somewhere between seventy and one hundred hours a week for the first three to five years of a new company. If your startup is one of the few that has actually succeeded, you may find that you are still working around the clock to keep your vision alive. We list these facts and figures not to scare you or to deter you from chasing the entrepreneurial dream. We just want to ask one simple question: What if there were an easier way?

Your HR Departments’ Role in Sexual Misconduct

Lately, the news seems to be awash with more and more people coming forward with anecdotes involving sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. As more of these stories unfold, it is astonishing to see how many of them involve inappropriate workplace behavior.

The top three reasons why you should partner with Idilus

You’ve done it. As a busy business owner/founder, you’ve finally realized that you don’t have time to worry about the details like human resources, payroll, and benefits packages for your employees. You have decided to partner with a PEO and outsource those duties to a company that will not only help you, but take care of you. Where do you go from here?

The Scary Reality of What You’re Paying for Healthcare

Recently, we stumbled across this video from a popular show called “Adam Ruins Everything.” In this video, host Adam Conover takes a deeper look at the healthcare industry and explains why going to the hospital is so expensive. In true reference to the title, he does ruin everything.

Major Provider Leaves Marketplace on Healthcare.gov

You may have recently heard that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will no longer be offering group plans through the Healthcare.gov website. According to the Chicago Sun Times in a recent article, “When Obamacare went into effect, the federal government predicted that 4 million people would be covered through its Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP. It hit less than 6 percent of that goal.” This means 27,000 businesses nationwide will be left without insurance.

DOL Overtime Rules: What Employers Need to Know

In May, the Obama administration announced new overtime requirements that may affect more than four million workers in the United States. According to the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules, which amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, salaried employees who are paid less than $47,476 per year must be paid overtime – even managers and others in supervisory roles.