Archive for year: 2015

Take some time, we all need it

Look what happens when your family forgets you during the holidays…

This time of year is special to us all. “It” is in the air. Although it’s getting colder by the day, the holidays bring a certain charm to the air.

Now in my fourth year in the business world, I continue to stress over the success of my career. I worry about providing the best life possible for my family, now and for the future. Rightfully so. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take time to appreciate all that we have to be thankful for. We all worry about what the next year will bring. Read more

Benefits Are the New Salary

As I am seeing more and more shifts in the health insurance industry, this topic could not be avoided.

I would guess that 99% of employers started their group benefits package pre-ACA. Am I right? If so, what was your need for a benefits package? The most common answer I hear from employers is attraction and retention of top talent. This is exactly the case, yet many forget why it is they offer benefits. Get back to the basics. While the cost of employee benefits are continuing to rise, always remember it is an investment into your business and your employees. Read more

Why do you get out of bed each day?

To paraphrase a well-known line, your customers don’t always remember what you said to them, but they will always remember the way you made them feel. What feelings do you leave with your customers: “meh” or “WOW”? Set the stage for the rest of your relationship.


To be effectively passionate, you have to slow down enough to reflect on what it is that drives your passion. It’s likely not the tasks your boss hovers with; those are just the activities of your job, and the result of your activities is a paycheck. What I’m talking about here is your purpose. What is it that gets you out of bed every morning, fired up because you know when you do “this”, it will make a meaningful difference for someone? I’m talking about “Why” it is you are doing what you are doing. Read more

Rising healthcare cost? Consumer Driven Health Plans so crazy, they might even work

Rising healthcare costs are scaring the bankruptcy out of employers. Traditional insurance plans are excellent choices for many employers, while others are facing the point of extinction if cost continues to rise. There are options available that should be in benefit packages, which can help employers and their employees. Consumer driven health plans (CDHP) are becoming increasingly popular with many employers, and their employees. Read more