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Posted by Li-Lun Chen on October 30, 2014

It’s nearing the end of Q3. Your year looks to be on track and you have 1 more quarter to make the big push. Then, the unimaginable happens - a star player on your team resigns. It’s time to scramble the jets. You inform HR, Leadership, then make a formal announcement to the rest of your team.

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Topics: Recruiting and Staffing

Don't get cute when ERISA documents are requested

Posted by Joe Cole on October 23, 2014

Securing health insurance for your employees from an agent or broker seems pretty simple, yet as an employer sponsoring a health plan, you now have a myriad of regulations and corresponding responsibilities. Being a plan sponsor is an expensive and complex matter.

With increased government regulation and auditing, you need to know and understand your plan sponsorship obligations. I want to share this interesting article from Keith McMurdy, a partner at Fox Rothschild.

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Topics: Retirement Savings Plans

Retirement Confidence Has Risen

Posted by Phil Scott on October 16, 2014

The Employee Benefit Research Institute’s (EBRI’s) 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey revealed that 24% of workers were “not at all confident” about having enough money for a comfortable retirement, a decline from 28% who were in this group in the 2013 survey. About 18% were “very confident,” which is an increase from 13% in the previous survey.

About 22% of workers felt “very confident” that they were doing a good job of retirement preparation, while one-third of respondents felt “not at all” or “not too” confident that they’ve done so.

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Topics: Retirement Savings Plans

Medicare-eligible at 65. Now what?

Posted by Gerry Keener on October 9, 2014

Sequent is proud to host this information session about Medicare for a fifth time, which is conducted by Seniority Benefit Group. The next session will be on Tuesday, October 14th. Everyone is welcome to attend, either for yourself or on behalf of a relative or spouse that is soon to be 65.

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Topics: Benefits

You're a Subject Matter Expert! Now What?

Posted by Mark Deans on October 9, 2014

I see it on every project I have worked on - the “deer in the headlights” look on face of the business experts as they are told “Congratulations, you're going to spend the next 10 months as a SME on this project to implement (Oracle, SAP, a new planning system, etc.)!” 

You can practically hear the internal dialog... 

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Topics: Change Management

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