Archive: Blog

  • August 27, 2019

    Secrets to reducing medication costs

    3 Tips to Share With Your Employees to Reduce Drug Costs By Jim Harenberg, CPBS, VP of Strategic Solutions While reviewing the results of our 2019 Indiana Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey and talking one-on-one with clients, I have found that employers …

  • August 26, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Open Enrollment 2020 – Benefits Notices

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9172″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. Some of these notices must be provided at open enrollment time, such as the summary …

  • August 21, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Staying Connected Working From Home

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9132″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Working from Home Connection Working from home has advantages, including no commute time. But it also has a downside. You can feel isolated from your coworkers and people, in general. According to the American Psychological Association, social …

  • August 20, 2019

    HR Consultant Brooke Salazar to Speak at Diversity and Inclusivity Seminar

    Apex Benefits will be joining Purple Ink and LUNA Language Services in educating HR professionals through a discussion titled Culturally Inclusive Benefits: Understanding What Your Workforce Wants and How to Communicate It.

  • August 18, 2019

    Another Dose of Radical Transparency – Aug 18

    I’m here to tell you that AWP is neither average or based on actual wholesale prices. AWP is not based on actual transactional, marketplace price data.

  • August 15, 2019

    New ways to combat opioid abuse: a dental perspective

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9081″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] An ache to remember By Amber Chittenden, VP of Client Engagement The opioid crisis has been increasingly problematic and difficult for employers to combat. Earlier this year, Apex hosted its “Tackling Opioids in the Workplace” …

  • August 14, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Build a Better Salad!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9064″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Leafy Greens with a Drizzle of Dressing From a simple salad — say, leafy greens with a drizzle of dressing — you can easily create a meal with a few extra ingredients. Here’s how to make heartier …

  • August 14, 2019

    Marketing Internship Applications Being Accepted

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9061″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]It’s that time of year again. Summer break is coming to an end and students are heading back to the classroom. This summer the Apex Benefits Marketing Team was lucky enough to have two interns. Before …

  • August 13, 2019

    Time to Lift the Rug: Is Your Organization Hiding from Mental Health Issues?

    Let me tell you about a 15-year employee at an organization where he was consistently a top performer – until he switched his bipolar medication.

  • August 9, 2019

    Apex Pharmacy and Wellness Experts to Present at the 2019 HR Indiana SHRM Conference

    Apex Benefits VP of Strategic Solutions Jim Harenberg, Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist, and Director of Population Health Sarah Michaels, RN, will speak at the Twenty-Fifth Annual HR Indiana Conference in Indianapolis.

  • August 8, 2019

    What “Next” Are You Preparing For?

      By Brooke Salazar, PHR, JD, Human Resources Consultant I graduated from law school in May and took the Indiana Bar Exam last week. When I say that I graduated from law school, I mean that for four years I …

  • August 7, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Moving More!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8951″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The human body is designed to move. Yet, many Americans spend at least half their waking time sitting — in cars, on sofas and in front of phones, TVs and computers. Sitting too much is now a recognized …

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