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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 …

Employee Retention Attracting Talent

Having met with dozens of C-Suite and HR professionals over the past six months, I do not recall seeing a topic so consistently on the forefront of employer’s minds as recruiting and retention of employees is today. Beyond the need to have competitive pay and benefits, here are ten ideas to consider as you work …

Success takes flight with objectives

If I am going birding, there is one question I must answer before I set out. And that same question has to be answered before I can suggest a wellness solution to an employer. Whether we are looking for birds or looking to implement a wellbeing strategy, knowing our objective is critical to success. In …

Hidden Taxes in Healthcare Finance

“Follow the Money” is a phrase that became popular following the 1976 film “All the Presidents Men.” So, let’s “Follow the money” in healthcare to help us understand how Medicare and Baby Boomers impact your Employer-based Health Insurance costs. Before doing so, it’s important to understand a few dynamics in our country.  First, consider the …

We are making sure you are aware of ongoing negotiations between Wellstar Health System and Cigna.  Cigna’s current contract with Wellstar ends on March 31, 2021. Cigna is now sending written notifications to Cigna members who have received care from Wellstar within the last 12 months.  Negotiations between CIGNA or any insurance company and a …

Income Protection The Foundation of a Sound Financial Plan

Few assets are more valuable to an individual than their ability to earn an income over their lifetime.  For many, this can mean millions of dollars over the course of a career.  Income is like the gas in the tank of your financial life, enabling you to pay the mortgage and basic living expenses, provide …

bald eagle atlanta

It’s not every day we get to see a Bald Eagle soaring across the skies of metro Atlanta. Yet, last month, I had the special treat of seeing the national bird. While uncommon, the sighting wasn’t totally random. Although a novice, I have recently become an avid birder. On this day I decided to take …

Employee Assistance Program EAP

Wouldn’t it be nice if COVID-19 was the only thing you had to deal with right now? This time last year, our family was in the middle of nine solid weeks of going to the hospital every day. We visited with and cared for our daughter, who had broken her neck and was now paralyzed. …

Benefits of Sleep and COVID-19

The buzz is growing around the mental health effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Financial stress, social distancing, unemployment and job insecurity, concern for family and friends, and fear of the illness are now piled on top of the challenges facing us prior to ever hearing of COVID-19. In a previous post we shared the importance …