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ESOP Interview Spotlight-Jennica Faucett

Jennica Faucett – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

June 23, 2024
1. What do you like most about your role? I love problem-solving and being able to help our clients improve upon their current program and experience. 2. How do you think being in an ESOP affects work culture? In my time here, it’s been easy to see that the ESOP has a very positive impact…
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ESOP Interview Spotlight-Jeff Eiserman

Jeff Eiserman – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

June 18, 2024
1. What do you like most about your role?   I love feeling like I can help our clients fix problems and/or better prepare for the future.  We are so fortunate to work with quality people.  It is a privilege to be a part of their trusted team. 2. How do you think being in…
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ESOP Interview Spotlight-Kevin Robbins

Kevin Robbins – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

June 9, 2024
1. How does being in an ESOP affect your personal work? Prior to joining Ollis, I worked for large national organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees. There were some good things working for them, but you would often feel and hear that you had no input in the functions of your work, couldn’t impact…
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ESOP Interview Spotlight-Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

May 31, 2024
1. How does being in an ESOP affect your day-to-day work? It definitely helps me stay positive when things get stressful and is a great reminder of how everything I do affects the company as a whole. 2. What is something new you have learned about being in an ESOP that you did not know…
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ESOP Interview Spotlight-John Akers

John Akers – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

May 24, 2024
1. What do you like most about being in an ESOP? The all for one and one for all mentality it evokes. We as a collective team are in charge of our own destiny, and our team is performing well. 2. When did you start to feel the impact of being an employee-owner? I had…
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DOL Issues Gag Clause Attestation Resources for 2024

DOL Issues Gag Clause Attestation Resources for 2024

May 24, 2024
On May 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued various resources to assist health plans and health insurance issuers in annually submitting their attestation of compliance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act’s (CAA) gag clause prohibition. These resources can be used to submit the next gag clause attestation, which is due by Dec. 31,…
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ESOP Interview Spotlight-Myleah Shrimpton

Myleah Shrimpton – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

May 18, 2024
What makes you excited about being in an ESOP? My excitement for the ESOP has grown throughout my years with the company. When I started, I was 26 years old, and the ESOP felt like this ethereal, far-off concept. I was grateful for it, but I did not understand the impact. Through time, especially when…
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IRS Announces Excepted Benefit HRA Limit for 2025

IRS Announces Excepted Benefit HRA Limit for 2025

May 18, 2024
The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted limit for excepted benefit health reimbursement arrangements (EBHRAs) for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2025. Effective for 2025 plan years, the maximum annual employer contribution for an EBHRA will increase to $2,150 (up from $2,100 for plan years beginning in 2024). Excepted Benefit HRAs An EBHRA…
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ESOP Interview Spotlight-Tina Hrdlicka

Tina Hrdlicka – ESOP Interview Spotlight!

May 12, 2024
How does being in an ESOP affect you, personally, in your workday?   Being a member of a company with an ESOP makes me always think of how I’m impacting the company as a whole. It’s always in the back of my mind. I try to bring my best self to work with a positive…
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Cyber Liability Cybersecurity Awareness Programs Benefits and ImplementationCyber Liability Cybersecurity Awareness Programs Benefits and Implementation

Cyber Liability: Cybersecurity Awareness Programs: Benefits and Implementation

May 12, 2024
Businesses of all sizes are susceptible to cyberattacks such as phishing scams, malware attacks and ransomware schemes, which can create significant financial loss and lead to major reputational damage. Therefore, businesses need to take measures to mitigate cyber risk. Implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity awareness program is one of the most important strategies for recognizing and…
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