Hospital Pricing Rule is a Step in the Right Direction


It seemed like a good idea: "Since so many people are frustrated by healthcare pricing that can seem secretive and arcane, let’s require hospitals to make their prices public."
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Why Technology Matters


Poll anyone off the street, and they'll absolutely agree that technology matters.
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Are Captives the Remedy for Small Organizations to Save on Benefit Costs?


Traditionally, only big organizations considered self-funding employee benefits.
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Unraveling PBMs and Their Role in the Marketplace


Once upon a time, buying a new car meant purchasing it directly from the automaker.
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Three Approaches to Leading Change


FirstPerson has been in a state of change for a long time.
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Am I Offering the Right Benefits Package?


Benefits have always been a key factor in the employee-attraction equation, but recent research suggests they’re becoming even more important.
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Is Your HR Software Hurting Your Employee Experience?


With so many options available in the human resources technology space, it’s no surprise that HR software often turns into a love-hate relationship with employers.
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The Change Generation is Coming


Most leaders already know they have a culture gap between leadership and the employees they need to hire.
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Expanding Your Wellness Program: Financial Well-Being


When you think about wellness programs in the workplace, do you think of physical activity, health screenings, or lowering health insurance costs? While all of these things are very important, well-being includes so much more than physical health; it also includes financial, social, and mental health.
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Your Money Line: A Groundbreaking Tool for Employee Financial Wellness


The party was going so well, until a single question stopped the frivolity in its tracks: How tall is David Letterman? You don’t know who asked it, or why they asked it, but the question was asked, and the debate was on.
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How Male Allies Partner with Women for Gender Equality (Part 1)


For the next wave of gender equality, it is critical that men are involved in the movement.
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Why You're Struggling to Figure Out HR


When hiring for a specific role, it's easy to fixate on finding the perfect person.
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How to Talk About Power in the Workplace


Whether it involved company cultures (Uber) or specific individuals in positions of power, 2017 saw issue after issue of bad behavior from authority figures; however, these events also created something positive—a new conversation.
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How to Protect Your Children from Becoming Victims of Pay Equity


When evaluating compensation, always remember that “market is a range,” and there is no single “right number” for how much a position or person should be compensated within the range.
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Seeking Out Work-Life Harmony


There is something special about this time of year .
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Small Business Workplace Trends for 2018


Each year, our team of advisors identify trends emerging in the workplace.
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Opportunity Knocks When Things Blow Up


I’m talking a lot with my leadership team about the new direction FirstPerson is taking to add to our core practice of group benefits.
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Unexpected Partners Addressing Employee Health Care: Much Needed Solutions


In the past week, three titans of industry (Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway) who normally would not be thought of as partners, defied conventional wisdom and in a joint statement announced they are working together to solve health care.
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Welcome to the New HR


It’s no secret the concept of brand loyalty is dying.
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Mastering the Art of Delegation


Grit.
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