Open Enrollment is Here:
Are You Ready?
Employers Added 250,000
Jobs in July
Is Healthcare Fraud
Costing Your Company?
How ACA Market Premiums
Measure Up To Expectations
Healthcare Benefits For US Employees
5 Things To Do After Your
5 Things To Do After
Your Job Interview
When your interview is over,
your work isn't done! Here are some tips for how to keep a potential
employer engaged after you interview:
1) Send a Thank You Note
A simple email the day after your interview can hammer home your
interest in the job. This is particularly important if you know they
were seeing multiple candidates the same day.
2) Follow Post-Interview
You might need to take care of some documentation for your possible
future employer or be instructed to take a test online. If you were told
to check-in by email, only send emails.
3) Follow Up Phone Call
In today�s busy tech savvy world, most employers enjoy the speed and
convenience of an email. But phone calls are a great follow up if the
hiring process has moved beyond the expected time frame.
4) Prepare for a 2nd Interview
Should a second interview opportunity arise, demonstrate your deeper
knowledge. Be able to answer the question, �Why do you want to work
here?� with specific examples.
5) Follow Up With Your Contacts
Now is not the time to disappear while you wait for an answer.
Continue networking within the company. If you were pointed to the job
by a current employee or have a prominent contact at the company, inform
him/her you have completed the interview.
the rest of the list at Salary.com
Benefits & HRIS Analyst
� At least 4
years experience administering both Health & Welfare benefit programs
(COBRA, ACA, FMLA) and 401(k) provisions
� Broad working
knowledge of HRIS and ATS (ADP Workforce Now preferred) processes, and
the full job description
Annual Open Enrollment:
A Challenge, But Also An Opportunity
by Sam Gruenbaum, President, BTHR Solutions
While we all know that time
flies, the fact that annual enrollment season is upon us again (at least
for a majority of employers) is almost shocking. It seems like the world
of benefits is constantly absorbing change and reacting to a variety of
political, economic and environmental influences and the current
atmosphere proves that on a daily basis.
Whether it is trying to stay
in front of ACA compliance, helping employees work through the ups and
downs of the financial markets as they plan for retirement, or simply
trying to anticipate how the unpredictable political environment we live
in will impact benefits and HR administration, managing benefit plans
and the human resources function is never easy and this year is
certainly no exception.
But maybe we all need to view
the annual enrollment process as more of an opportunity instead of a
burden. Yes, it�s a lot of work, but it also offers the chance to review
plans and ensure compatibility with your objectives using the newest plan
designs and mechanisms. It also gives you the opportunity to reinforce the great value
of the programs you provide.
255,000 jobs in July
Job creation crushed estimates in July as the economy added 255,000
positions, according to the Labor Department. The headline unemployment
rate held steady at 4.9 percent, and hourly wages also moved higher,
increasing by 8 cents or an annualized pace of 2.6 percent.
Fraud Costing Your Company?
billion is lost annually due to fraud, waste and abuse in the US
healthcare system, a third of total healthcare spending. To put this
into perspective, medical fraud dwarfs the largest bank robberies in
history combined. Much of this cost is ultimately borne by patients,
their families and companies paying for corporate health programs as
such inefficiencies increase healthcare and insurance costs.
How ACA Market
Premiums Measure Up To Expectations
In late 2009, as the debate over the ACA began before the U.S. Senate,
the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the average
nationwide premium for a benchmark plan would be about $5,200 for single
coverage in 2016. The actual average benchmark premium in the ACA
marketplaces in 2016 is $4,583, or 12% below what CBO originally
projected. Even if benchmark premiums rise by 9% in 2017, as expected,
they would on average remain below what CBO estimated in its projections
of the cost of expanding coverage under the ACA.
Healthcare Benefits for US Employees
sweeping changes to its benefits program that will allow U.S. employees
to choose from up to six different medical insurance providers instead
of one. The changes come a week after the coffee company announced
several workplace upgrades including higher wages for store workers.
They're unusual because they come at a time when many companies have cut
back on health care to try to control costs.
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