Matt Schwartz

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Age Discrimination: The Economic Toll

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 27, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Age discrimination – specifically the practice of hiring younger workers in favor of older ones – is a growing problem in the United States and across Europe. Ageism makes less and less economic sense as birth rates go down and the world’s population ages. However, this form of discrimination earns the least public condemnation.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Webinar: Considerations for Employers Handling COVID Vaccine Mandates

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals receiving federal financial assistance.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19

Homeowners: Here are 7 Fall Maintenance Tips

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Summer is officially over and winter is just around the corner. Now is a good time to prepare your home for cooler temps and unpredictable weather conditions.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

Advice on Dealing With Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

An article via Employee Benefit News details the external and psychological obstacles that can stand in the way of employees reaching their full potential. Anxiety can be a major culprit when it comes to workers failing to reach their goals, keeping them from performing their best on the job.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Meet Core Value Winners: Maureen Lippy and Mike Morgan - September 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:09 AM

Every month, Schwartz Insurance Group selects a peer-nominated associate to receive a Core Value Award. The winner is chosen because they "lived" one of our agency's core values - typically an event or accomplishment above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers. This month we have a tie: Maureen Lippy has "lived" our core value of "Quick to Smile" and Mike Morgan has proven that "There's Only Opportunity!"

Here are their stories:

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Topics: Business Insurance, Core Value Winner

Medicare Part D Notice Due by October 14, 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 13, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Service (CMS) requires employers to provide an annual “Notice of Creditable Coverage” to all Medicare-eligible employees and their beneficiaries, or ALL employees if you do not track Medicare-eligibility, before October 15 of this year.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

4 Easy Tips for Burning Calories at Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 9, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

Sitting at a desk for eight plus hours every day can wreak havoc on your health and your waistline – even if you work out on a regular basis.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

Six Employer Questions to Answer Before Imposing a Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Many employers are struggling to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among their workforce, concerned not only about both the safety of the workforce but also the costs of COVID-19 treatment that could be avoided through vaccination.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Engagement, COVID-19

Key Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Sep 3, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

An informative article on cnbc.com pointed out that remote workers are fast becoming the new normal - and this was true even before the COVID-19 crisis. People love the freedom of working from home or anywhere else they choose, and the pool of available talent is dramatically larger for companies when they aren't limited to their own city when searching for employees and freelancers.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Funding Group Health Insurance Plans, Managing Risk and Controlling Costs

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Sep 1, 2021 @ 10:09 AM

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
1:00 p.m. Central time

Many employers are familiar with traditional fully-insured arrangements, but there are many other funding methods in the health insurance market. This webinar will provide an overview of the ways employers can fund their group health insurance plans.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events