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A speaker’s comment took me aback last week when he said, “Today is the slowest pace of change we will ever see in our lifetime.” – Jack Uldrich  Really? The pace of change will become more rapid? Here are thoughts, some of which are borrowed, on how to deal with the pace of change: Slow …

Perhaps the most common incentives for participating in a wellness activity are rewards offered to all employees who complete the activity, as in, “Everyone who completes this challenge will win a water bottle.” But is there a way to offer incentives that don’t provide a payout to everyone? The answer is “Yes”. Can it be …

As a Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), The Benefit Company is joining UBA in its 20th-anniversary celebration as the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization. Twenty years ago, a group of fellow employee benefits professionals met at the Society of Financial Service Professionals Success Forum in Las Vegas to discuss: the future …

My dad often mentioned to me a line out of a Robert Browning poem, “…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”  It took me years to grasp its’ meaning, yet now I recognize the phrase offers guidance to relish one’s journey. Knowing healthcare perfection is beyond reach, our company’s journey …

Trust Moves Faster

In conversations with various people, I find it common for an overarching theme to involve trust. People often ask me what sources of information I trust, who do I trust, and, most importantly, why do I trust. I don’t know if I made this up or read it somewhere, but there’s a statement I am …

Finding Margin Through Increased Productivity

With the new year and resolutions upon us, many folks use this season to focus on personal development and self-improvement.  The options for such are wide and varied, and our attempt at “boiling the ocean” makes the subject complex. A simplified and clarifying question regarding that very topic came up on an internal call today.  …