Entries by Russell James

Workplace Safety and the Potential Risk Costs

This week eESI is taking a close look at workplace safety. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in FY 2016 costing the U.S. economy $200 billion. Non-fatal injuries can cost a business an average of $70,000 per incident. While workplace safety should foremost be about keeping your employees […]

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2017 Employee Health Plan Design Benchmark Summary | Shrinking Labor Pool | Increase in H-2B Visas | EEO-1 Filing Time

eESI Week’s Best For Small Business for the week ending March 30 features the new 2017 Health Plan Design Benchmark Summary and a look at the consequences of bad corporate cultures, a.k.a. toxic workplaces. Also, the latest spending bill would double H-2B visas.  Will this alleviate anticipated labor shortages? Plus, are your EEO-1 filings complete […]

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Positive GDP Report and Rate Hike from the Fed | $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill | eESI HR, Wellness, and Benefits Briefs | 5th Circuit Fails to Resolve Fiduciary Question

eESI Week’s Best For Small Business for the week ending March 23, looks at the latest economic news from the Fed and Congress’s $1.3 Trillion spending bill. Plus, we have a full slate of eESI exclusive briefs covering HR, wellness, and benefits. Also, what duty do financial advisors owe to retirement plan participants? The Supreme Court […]

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What are the Advantages of an HSA Healthcare Benefit Plan Option for Businesses and Employees ?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have grown in popularity as their ease of use and cost-savings potential have been recognized by more and more employers and healthcare consumers. What are the specific advantages of an HSA for employers and employees? We sat down with Eric Johnson, a leading health insurance industry presenter and founder of ComedyCE.com to […]

eESI PODCAST: What You Should Know About HSAs with Eric Johnson

HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) are a rapidly growing trend among small and mid-size companies because of the numerous advantages they offer employers and employees.  In this podcast with HSA expert, Eric Johnson, you’ll learn ‘why’ so many companies are adopting HSAs, and how they compare to traditional ‘co-pay’ insurance plans.   Plus, you can click […]