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4 Lessons From 2020 to Carry With Us Into 2021

By Dr. Gustavo, International Award-Winning Speaker | Amazon Best-Selling Author | Culture Hacker | PhD Psychologist | Avid Skier | Full Bio HERE | Presented by Vistage. To hear directly from more national experts like Dr. Gustavo, join us for our engaging Leadership Speaker Series events: CEO Tools: Actionable Insights For Every Leader

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Middle Management is Where Culture Goes to Die

By Dr. Gustavo, International Award-Winning Speaker | Amazon Best-Selling Author | Culture Hacker | PhD Psychologist | Avid Skier | Full Bio HERE | Presented by Vistage. To hear directly from more national experts like Dr. Gustavo, join us for our engaging Leadership Speaker Series events: CEO Tools: Actionable Insights For

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Your 2020 Guide to Background Screening Compliance

By Metrodata Services Your 2020 Guide to Background Screening Compliance Finding talented employees is a challenge. And just when you discover the right candidate, it’s time to move on to the hiring process. This may involve background checks, credit reports, drug screenings, driving records and more. Are you starting to

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Five Things to Know About Individual Health Insurance Coverage

By Cathy Aquino, Director, Government Sales, Independent Health Five things to know about individual health insurance coverage Now more than ever, it’s important to have access to high-quality and affordable health care coverage. But what if you are currently unemployed? Or your employer doesn’t offer a group plan? Or you’ve

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Telehealth is a Safe and Convenient Way to Connect With Your Doctor

By Dr. Deirdre Wheat, Medical Director, Population Health Management, Independent Health Telehealth is a safe and convenient way to connect with your doctor   As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become the new normal for millions of Americans. Employers and their employees are now relying

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Individuals May Have Options if They Recently Lost Health Coverage

By Cathy Aquino, Director, Government Sales | Independent Health During this time of change and economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, hundreds – if not thousands – of Western New Yorkers are experiencing layoffs and job eliminations. In many cases, this means they’re also losing their employer-sponsored health insurance.

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How Health Savings Accounts benefit both employers and employees

By Richard Argentieri, Senior Vice President of Sales | Independent Health More than ever before, employers are putting their employees in greater control of their own health by offering high-deductible health plans (HDHP). According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 43.4% of persons under age 65 with private

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Tax reform creates historic wealth planning opportunity

By Cheryl Jankowski, CPA | Partner, Lumsden McCormick LLP Tax reform legislation doubled the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption to $11.18M (as indexed for inflation) per person. This created a seven-year window for increased wealth transfer planning. The increased exemption amounts expire on December 31, 2025.

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Step by Step: How to Begin a Worksite Wellness Program

By Michelle Carbery, Corporate Wellness Specialist at Independent Health The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that lost productivity due to absenteeism in the U.S. costs employers $225.8 billion annually, or $1,685 per employee. Employers who implement a comprehensive workplace wellness program can help bring down these

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