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Industry topics, tips, and information your business needs to know. Learn our take on the ever-changing employee benefits and wellness landscapes, as well as newly-introduced policies, legislation and more.


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Let Me Tell You About the First Time I Dunked on a Big

1992. North Central vs Ben Davis. Bounce pass into me (tall 4), low post. Pivot, square to face basket 5 ft out. Ball fake to right. Power dribble, power step left and two hand slam over the collapsed big. It
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Should you go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

If you’re faced with a sudden illness or injury, making an informed choice on where to seek medical care is crucial to your personal and financial well-being. Making the wrong choice can result in delayed
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Hire to Fit Your Company Culture

Poor hiring decisions can be extremely costly for your company, in terms of business interruption, wasted recruiting and training resources, lower employee morale and more. You may realize that an individual is not a good
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Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Workers

As baby boomers continue to retire, many vacancies in your work force will be filled by the next generation: millennial workers. Current estimates forecast that millennial workers will comprise 50 percent of the labor force
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Maintaining a Healthy Work Life Balance

Each of us understands something different by work-life balance. However, in principle we all share the idea that what this means is to have a satisfying amount of time available for outside work activities. This
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The Importance of Sleep

As employees struggle to balance work, family and social obligations, one thing that is often neglected is sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get seven to eight hours of
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Have You Considered Offering Student Loan Repayment Benefits?

The price of a college education has soared in recent years—for example, in 2015, Harvard’s annual tuition and fees (not including room and board) was $45,278. However, if yearly tuition increases had kept on pace
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The Importance of 401(k) Education

Whether employees are close to retirement or have decades left in the workforce, saving for retirement is a key component of their financial security. Offering a 401(k) account or other retirement benefits as part of
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Understanding Different Types of Life Insurance

When you buy life insurance, you are buying financial protection in case an accident occurs that you and your family cannot afford. If you were to die tomorrow, who would provide for your family? Life
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Financial and Physical Wellness Go Hand in Hand

You have probably heard of the significant benefits associated with workplace wellness programs; perhaps you have even implemented one in your organization. What many employers (and others) don’t realize is that financial wellness is just
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Helping Employees Be Smart With Their Money

Today many employees look to their employer for advice on their finances and retirement planning; many employees even have come to expect it. Employers who offer such advice and education can foster higher satisfaction and
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Unlimited PTO Policies

An employee benefit that seems to be growing in popularity is employers offering unlimited PTO. Numerous studies have revealed the importance of employees taking time off work for vacation. Leaving the office for a week or
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Flexible Workplaces to Benefit Your Bottom Line

Technology advances and flexibility in the workplace have redefined the workday for many organizations and their employees. Having a flexible working environment means that your organization defines “work” differently and, as a result, new guidelines
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The Benefits of Standing and Treadmill Desks

Standing and treadmill desks have been a rising trend in business settings across the country, including here at Apex Benefits where we have a standing desk of our own. Although experts agree that sitting for
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Next in Line: Generation Z

I know, how could we already be discussing Generation Z when Generation Y is just now fully hitting the workplace. In the next few years, members of Generation Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—will begin
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Unpaid Internships: Complying with the DOL

As summer quickly approaches, you may be considering bringing on interns to offer new ideas and perspectives on your business. The two most popular types of internships are paid internships and unpaid internships. Unpaid internships
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Employee Turnover: Taking Steps to Reverse the Trend

Unfortunately, the era of low employee turnover and noncompetitive talent attraction and retention seems to be fading in the modern, competitive job marketplace. In a number that has been steadily rising since 2011, the amount
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The Frontier of Benefits: Going Non-traditional

In today’s corporate environment, competition by employers over the existing talent pool is fiercer than ever. Employee loyalty continues to decline, with 21 percent of American workers intending to leave their employer in 2016. [1]
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Communicating beyond the window

With the ACA open enrollment window finally behind us, many employers and HR professionals believe that communicating benefits is over and done with, not to be picked up until we begin to draw close to
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ACA Open Enrollment: Insight Before The Window Closes

Open enrollment for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, ends this year for Americans on January 30. Before the window closes, however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released
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How Will Wellness Programs Change in 2016?

Time and time again, employee health and wellness promotion has proven itself to be a trend that will not be going out of the workplace anytime soon. The benefits of employee health and wellness programs
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Benefits Trends: What to Look For in 2016

The employee benefits industry is in a near-constant state of flux. With changing atmospheres in employee benefits, health care costs, and technology available to organizations, businesses and employees alike are likely wondering what could be
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Communicating Employee Benefits

With the open enrollment period upon us, nearly every business is likely wondering how to properly interact with their employees in the context of benefits. The difference between successful and unsuccessful communication towards employees can
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EDUCATING EMPLOYEES ON VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Offering voluntary benefits is a great way to enhance your benefits package, differentiate from competitors and increase employee satisfaction—all with little impact on your budget. But while employers may choose to offer numerous types of
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CALORIES THAT COUNT

My Personal Weight Loss Journey: Frank Eagan I have struggled with being overweight for most of my adult life. I managed to shrug off the sobering truth about my condition by telling myself I carry
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FINANCIAL WELLNESS: FINDING FISCAL ZEN THROUGH COMMON CENTS

Your mortgage is due on the 15th, utilities by the 10th, insurances need to be covered by the 28th, and what about setting aside for your savings every 1st of the month? Your personal finances
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THE BENEFITS OF A WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAM

According to a recent Workplace Wellness Programs study by the RAND Corporation, about half of U.S. employers offer wellness initiatives. These programs may include wellness screenings, interventions and more complex programs. Workplace wellness refers to
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WORKSITE BENEFITS = MORE OPTIONS

The employee benefits landscape is changing dramatically, causing employees to utilize worksite benefits to enhance their employer-paid offerings. Worksite benefits represent a new trend in employee benefits for employers who want to offer their employees
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DO YOU PRACTICE HEALTH SAFETY

Practicing proper health safety involves living your life in a way that will reduce your risk for major health problems down the road. A lifestyle following proper health safety is a smart way to live,
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PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH: THE KEY TO A COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Workplace wellness is an important element of keeping any company running smoothly, and an often-overlooked element of workplace wellness is psychological health. Beyond physical health, taking measures for psychological health can benefit companies through increased
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Since 2003, Apex Benefits has built a reputation on providing customized, calculated solutions that aid our clients in making effective benefits decisions for their employees. We believe that a company is only as good as its employees, which is why our team works with you personally to find employee benefits plans that truly benefit your company. We’ll provide the tools, resources and expertise to aid in benefits decisions, creating a continuous conversation about strengthening your workforce and making your business better.