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Financial Fitness: Keep Up with the New W-4

2020 was a year of change. It included a global pandemic, record high unemployment and the United States presidential election, to name just a few of the major events that peppered the news. But one change may have slipped right under your nose unless you started a new job – the new W-4 form. The … Continued

How to Sleep Better During a Pandemic

Stay on Schedule With Your Routine Establish fixed times for waking up; showering and getting dressed (even if you aren’t leaving the house); eating meals at the same time each day; working and exercising; winding down and relaxing before bedtime; and then finally, turning the lights out and trying to fall asleep. Reserve Your Bed … Continued

Leading Through Burnout

The World Health Organization (WHO) expanded its definition of burnout as an “occupational phenomenon,” giving credence to a set of conditions that many have experienced but not been able to name. According to WHO, burnout is characterized by: “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or … Continued

Why safeguarding employees’ overall well-being has become fundamental in 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have reported increases in anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide. The toll that the pandemic takes on mental health increases daily. Before the pandemic, 5% of employed workers reported poor or very poor mental health. Now, 18% of employed workers struggle with mental health issues. The COVID-19 … Continued

Wellbeing After Quarantine featuring Cassie Sobelton of SynBella

  Watch this informative podcast, featuring Cassie Sobelton of SynBella, where she discusses the transition of going back to work that many of us will shortly face and what we can do to optimize our wellbeing during the transition to our “new normal.” OVERVIEW Returning to work after a long period of quarantine (and for … Continued

Preventing remote employee burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic

The shift to telecommuting has made it possible for employees to work while staying safe and preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but it has also created a few challenges, including increased levels of workplace stress and employee burnout. Burnout is a serious syndrome that may be affecting your employees. As … Continued

Workplace Wellness | MI Employee Benefits

Picture this: You are sitting at your desk at 3pm and you realize you haven’t gotten up from your chair all day. You look around and see that you’ve been snacking instead of eating a lunch. You have read the same sentence 4 times and still can’t figure out what it means. Your back hurts, … Continued

Wearable Technology | MI Employee Benefits

Don’t lie–we ALL love gadgets. From the obscure (but hilariously reviewed on Amazon) Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer to the latest iteration of the Apple empire. Gadgets and technology can make our lives easier, make processes faster, and even help us get healthier. Businesses are now using the popularity of wearable technology to encourage employee wellness … Continued

6 Reasons Self-Funded Plans Are Gaining Popularity | MI Benefit Advisors

Since the ACA was enacted eight years ago, many employers are re-examining employee benefits in an effort to manage costs, navigate changing regulations, and expand their plan options. Self-funded plans are one way that’s happening. In 2017, the UBA Health Plan survey revealed that self-funded plans have increased by 12.8% in the past year overall, … Continued

Summer Survival Guide | Michigan Employee Benefits Firm

We are halfway through our summer break and by now you have heard 1,000 times, “I’m bored!” from your kids! How do you survive the summer and keep your sanity? Follow these tips to make this summer break memorable and tackle the challenge of keeping your kids engaged. Keep A Routine Kids thrive with schedules. … Continued