Insuring the Times of Your Life | VA Benefits Advisors

Preston Newby was a youth minister. He and his wife, Tara, were driving with their son to visit family—excited to announce a new baby on the way. In the keeping with the kind of person Preston was, he stopped to help at the scene of an accident. That’s when he was struck by another car and … Continued

Millennials are HR’s biggest challenge in the multi-gen workplace | Virginia Employee Benefits

Dive Brief:Almost half of HR professionals (48%) reported millennials as their largest non-desk work group, but 32% said they are the hardest generation among Gen Z, Gen X and baby boomers to engage, according to research from Speakap. The corporate social platform surveyed 250 HR professionals in the U.S. and U.K. on their use of technology to retain and … Continued

Who Can I Name as a Beneficiary on My Life Insurance Policy? | Virginia Benefits Agency

First off, great job on buying life insurance! You took an important step by protecting the ones you love.Every life insurance policy requires you to name a beneficiary. A life insurance beneficiary is typically the person or people who get the payout on your life insurance policy after you die; it may also be a … Continued

Hot Trends in HR | Virginia Benefits Experts

2019 has ushered in many new trends such as retro cartoon character timepieces, meatless hamburgers, and 5G networks to name a few. Not surprisingly, trend-watching doesn’t stop with pop culture, fashion, and technology. Your company’s human resources department should also take notice of the top changes in the marketplace, so they are poised to attract … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update — April 2019 | Virginia Employee Benefits

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Enforcement and Litigation DataOn April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the agency’s website, … Continued

Spring into Fitness with These 5 Simple Tips! | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

Spring is here! That means it’s time to ditch those Winter layers, and even that excess Winter weight. No matter what your current fitness level, Spring is a great time to refocus your habits and spruce up your routine.Get a Check Up or a PhysicalBefore starting any new fitness regimen, it’s a good idea to … Continued

It’s Intern Season | VA Benefits Partners

Summer internships offer students opportunities to gain real-world experience and hands-on career development. Conversely, internship programs give employers access to highly motivated and educated young workers and give junior managers more experience training and supervising. There are benefits for everyone involved.However, there are some people risks that many employers overlook. One of the largest issues … Continued

Court Blocks New DOL Rules on Association Health Plans | Virginia Employee Benefits

In March, a federal district court struck down a Department of Labor (DOL) Rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs). Issued in 2018, the DOL rule aimed to expand the availability of AHPs to a greater number of small businesses as an alternative to standard ACA-compliant small group insurance policies. For details, see our June 2018 … Continued

The Advantages of Automation | VA Employee Benefits Partners

As schedules continue to get more and more packed with work, health, and personal responsibilities, prioritizing and organizing our lives becomes increasingly crucial. When you look at your daily to-do list, some tasks are obviously more important than others, but the significance of other tasks may be less apparent. Automating certain things, like paying bills, … Continued

The Risks are Real | VA Employee Benefits Company

Even when you proactively anticipate all the people risks that have the potential to impact your workplace, it’s easy to convince yourself there is no risk to you — that it will never happen here.You may think no one at your workplace will harass anyone, no one will sue you over an honest mistake made … Continued