Helping Employees Control their Healthcare Decisions during Open Enrollment

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How to help employees take control of their healthcare during open enrollment By Shobin Uralil Open enrollment season is here, and while your HR team has spent weeks preparing, many people would rather go to the DMV than review the details of healthcare plans. According to new research by Unum, a benefits provider and insurance company, 75% […]

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Please don’t miss this opportunity – Special Enrollment for Small Business Ends 12/16

2020 No Contribution/No Participation Option Period Is Open;  Applies to: Small Groups (1-50 employees) Deadline: Dec. 16, 2019 From Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2019, small groups purchasing ACA/Metallic plans can opt to waive participation and contribution requirements. The No Contribution/No Participation Option is available to new groups: Applying for coverage during the annual open […]

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Top 15 Best Places to work Honor!

The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) recently awarded ABM Insurance & Benefit Services Inc. as one of “Houston’s Best Places to work” for 2019.   The HBJ conducts surveys every year, surveying employees, vendors and clients.  Surveys are ranked on a scale of 1 to 100.    We were pleased to award ABM Insurance & Benefit Services, […]

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A how-to guide for reference-based pricing

A how-to guide for reference-based pricing By Caroline Hroncich October 22, 2019, 3:49 p.m. EDTEmployers and advisers alike have been buzzing about about reference-based pricing (RBP) — a relatively new method for managing health costs set outside traditional insurance carriers.While a small number of employers have implemented RBP, it has helped some companies save money. For […]

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The cost of not having an Updated, Comprehensive Employee Handbook

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DO YOU HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE, COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK? A well-written and well-maintained employee handbook is vital from a legal standpoint. Our clients have access to two versions of a completed employee handbook that is regularly reviewed and updated by attorneys. DO YOU HAVE A SMALL OR UNDERSTAFFED HR DEPARTMENT?  HR departments are often short […]

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What is Labor Day and Why do we celebrate it?


Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.   It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th […]

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What are you doing to keep your Employees?

In a “Full Employment Economy”, employers are having a difficult time keeping their top talent.    While a higher income may win over some employees, studies have shown that most employees would trade additional salary for security and “perks”.    Establishing a comprehensive employee benefit program will change the culture of your organization. Did you […]

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