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Financial Fitness for the New Year | VA Employee Benefits Consultants

It’s often thought that having money leads to happiness.  While that’s not necessarily true, being financially secure does create a sense of well-being which impacts your mental and physical health.  To address our whole health in 2023, we need to understand the relationship between financial and physical wellness. Inflation, at 7.1%, has made financial stress … Continued

10 HR Trends for 2023 | VA Employee Benefits Consultants

The new year is on the horizon, and everyone is predicting what 2023 HR trends to anticipate. Recently, HR Exchange Network posted a question on Terkel.io to discover what Human Resources and business leaders will be navigating, challenging, and experiencing in the year ahead. Here are the answers: Bring It with Gamification “Gamification is one of the … Continued

Recent Prescription News from Kroger | VA Employee Benefits Agents

All of us at D&S are worried about the increasing cost of prescription drugs. For many, the therapeutic value provided through maintenance medications is crucial to those living with and effectively managing their chronic diseases. Effective January 1, 2023 Kroger is discontinuing their agreement with Express Scripts who is the pharmacy benefit manager for fully … Continued

Top Benefits for 2023 | Virginia Benefits Team

A hot labor market that has seen scores of employees leave their jobs for new and better opportunities has HR and benefits leaders planning to up the ante when it comes to benefits that sway workers to stay. But at the same time, employers also are aware of soaring costs and inflation concerns and are … Continued

Achieving Healthy HR: Thoughtful Compensation | Virginia Benefits Group

The pandemic and job market have made it difficult for employers to attract and retain talent, negatively impacting operations and profitability. Mineral’s Healthy HR framework shows you what companies with high productivity, morale, and engagement have in common. The Healthy HR framework is built on performing well on all four of the following pillars: thoughtful compensation and benefits, … Continued

What Employees Want: Praise and Recognition | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

“What gets recognized gets reinforced, and what gets reinforced gets repeated.” -Unknown In today’s ultra-competitive work environment, the companies with the winning edge are the ones that have the best-trained and well-skilled staff. However, even the best employees cannot perform well (or may even jump ship) when they are not motivated enough. Praise and recognition … Continued

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