Posts by Mark Bailey, Jr.

5 Wellness Initiatives to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace

5 Wellness Initiatives to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health disorders—which include depression, anxiety, stress and other psychological disorders—affect nearly a quarter of all adults, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Employees afflicted with poor mental health could potentially experience the following symptoms: Reduced focus Low productivity Reduced cognitive abilities Poor physical wellbeing The monetary repercussions of poor…

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Compliance FAQ: If Our SPDs Are Available on Our Intranet, Does That Meet ERISA Distribution Requirements?

The short answer is no. Simply posting the Summary Plan Description (SPD) on your intranet is not enough. Employers must ensure the intended recipients receive the SPDs. For example, merely providing employees with access to a computer in a common area (e.g., a computer kiosk) is not a permissible means to electronically furnish ERISA-required documents.…

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Compliance FAQ: Do We Need to Continue Offering Benefits to an Employee Moving From Full to Part-Time?

Compliance FAQ: Do We Need to Continue Offering Benefits to an Employee Moving From Full to Part-Time?

An employee who regularly works 30 or more hours per week is considered full-time and, therefore, must be offered health coverage by an employer, subject to the employer mandate. If an employee is reasonably expected to work full-time hours, based on determinative factors such as comparable full-time positions, how it was advertised in a job…

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Welcoming Account Executive Braden Brodsky

Braden Brodsky, Account Executive, Benefits at The Bailey Group

We are pleased to welcome Braden Brodsky to The Bailey Group team as an Account Executive on our Benefits team. Take a moment to get to know Braden in his own words and you’ll see why we’re so excited to have him on our team. Before The Bailey Group I joined the insurance world straight…

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Your Medicare Card Is Getting an Upgrade

Person holding up the new 2018 Medicare card

If you’re a person with Medicare, your card is about to get a much-needed facelift. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are in the process of mailing out brand new Medicare cards to members. CMS is making the change to protect seniors from identity theft and scams by making the card more secure. The…

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