Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The May 2016 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
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Agnes Nines discusses the productivity potential of a comprehensive approach to absence management and how employers of any size can benefit.
Eurozone GDP finally returned to pre-crisis levels after posting 2.2% growth in the first quarter. The currency block’s output might have recovered, but significant headwinds remain.
People often associate accountability with negative consequences, but in our definition there can be either positive or negative consequences that follow action. It is important to notice that a Best Boss doesn’t just hold employees accountable for results, but also himself.
In September 2015, Sally Quillian Yates, a United States Deputy Attorney General, issued a seven-page memorandum entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” which has attracted an enormous amount of attention. The so-called “Yates Memo” sets out six points which Yates says demonstrate the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attitude in prosecuting individual malefactors. This memo, which applies to both criminal and civil actions brought by the DOJ, states that it is the department’s intention to assure that the individuals responsible for misdeeds are targeted from the beginning of every investigation.
Ali Payne, Kathleen Schulz and Rebecca Kruske discuss organizational culture and other key drivers of a successful total wellbeing strategy.
Tim Easterwood considers the power of cost-effective voluntary benefits to provide choice to a diverse workforce looking to supplement their financial safety net, and enhance their personal lives.
You will not want to miss this encore webinar about the value of Pre-employment Integrity Testing. This webinar will talk about the value of integrity testing and you will also learn how Mark Walker and the Merchants Information integrity testing helped Frank Russo, the Senior Vice President of Risk and Legal Affairs, cut costs for Silverado Senior Living. Integrity testing applies to all industries.
Rick Strater discusses the potential for a defined contribution and private exchange strategy to manage benefit costs, and offer employees an opportunity to control their own future – through greater choice.
Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit came down hard on an insured that was attempting to elude the notice provisions of an excess policy.