Employee benefits

As Part of Succession Planning, Eastern Insurance Group LLC Announces Promotion of Timothy J. Lodge to President and CEO Effective January 1, 2022

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:29pm

Eastern Insurance Group LLC , a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank , is pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy J. Lodge to President and CEO of Eastern Insurance as part of its succession planning.

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  • Eastern Insurance Group LLC , a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank , is pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy J. Lodge to President and CEO of Eastern Insurance as part of its succession planning.
  • Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Accounts, and was promoted to the Eastern Insurance Executive Leadership Team in 2019.
  • Timothy Lodge, incoming President and CEO of Eastern Insurance added, Under John Koegels leadership, Eastern Insurance has distinguished itself by delivering exceptional service to our customers and being a great place to work.
  • Eastern Insurance Group LLC, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank.

Calfee, Halter & Griswold Partner Patrick Hayes Co-Authors The NSCP Firm and CCO Liability Framework Guide

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:43pm

Cincinnati, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick D. Hayes , Partner and Investment Management practice leader at the law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP and member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) Board of Directors, recently co-authored The NSCP Firm and CCO Liability Framework, a guide providing a practical approach to the topic of chief compliance officer (CCO) liability.

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  • Cincinnati, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick D. Hayes , Partner and Investment Management practice leader at the law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP and member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) Board of Directors, recently co-authored The NSCP Firm and CCO Liability Framework, a guide providing a practical approach to the topic of chief compliance officer (CCO) liability.
  • The results of the surveys were incredibly instructive and provided the baseline for the Regulatory Advisory Committee to develop The NSCP Firm and CCO Liability Framework, said Hayes.
  • The NSCP Firm and CCO Liability Framework ("NSCP Framework [1] ") provides a practical approach to the topic and complements an earlier publication by the New York City Bar Association titled New York City Bar Association White Paper on CCO Liability.
  • The NSCP Framework states, To more effectively address the issue of CCO liability, the NSCP believes it is necessary to focus on the larger context of the compliance function within firms and to do so earlier in regulatory reviews, whether during examinations or enforcement investigations.A copy of The NSCP Firm and CCO Liability Framework guide provides additional details.

Newfront Welcomes Pedro Reyes to Employee Benefits Team

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 6:06pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Newfront, a tech-enabled, full-service brokerage based in San Francisco, CA, welcomes Pedro Reyes as Senior Vice President and Producer to its Employee Benefits team.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Newfront, a tech-enabled, full-service brokerage based in San Francisco, CA, welcomes Pedro Reyes as Senior Vice President and Producer to its Employee Benefits team.
  • "Pedro joining Newfront is a tremendous win for both Newfront and his Employee Benefits clients," said Newfront President Brian Hetherington.
  • Pedro joins Newfront from Marsh, where he spent 15 years enriching, marketing, and managing clients' employee benefits programs.
  • Pedro is the newest addition to the Employee Benefits team, following Producers Justin Leech and John Meister .

The Pandemic’s “Great Resignation” Indicates Employee Feedback Is More Important Than Ever for Benefits Decision-Making

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 2:21pm

Three out of four companies base employee benefits decisions on employee feedback, up 33% since 2019, an Artemis Health survey shows.

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  • Three out of four companies base employee benefits decisions on employee feedback, up 33% since 2019, an Artemis Health survey shows.
  • Employee benefits leaders indicated a 23% increase in their focus on fighting attrition.
  • Despite the cost of individual employee benefits reaching an average of $7,739, benefits leaders are focused primarily on healthcare quality as opposed to healthcare costs in designing benefits packages.
  • Companies that self-identified as falling behind their peers in benefits design were more likely to cite lack of C-suite support for benefits data solutions.

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Elects Patrick Hayes and Brad Liu to Partner

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 8:52pm

Cleveland, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick D. Hayes , attorney with the firm's Corprate and Finance group and Yizhou (Brad) Liu , attorney with the firm's Intellectual Property group have been elected Partners.

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  • Cleveland, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick D. Hayes , attorney with the firm's Corprate and Finance group and Yizhou (Brad) Liu , attorney with the firm's Intellectual Property group have been elected Partners.
  • "Patrick is an incredibly talented lawyer with keen knowledge and insight, and his business acumen and leadership inspire confidence in clients and colleagues alike."
  • Hayes designed the podcast as a personal master class for the securities industrys legal and compliance professionals.
  • Liu has first-hand experience before both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA).

Employee Benefit Insurance Carriers Meet COVID Vaccination Accommodation Requests with the FINEOS Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) Solution

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 3:33pm

Employee Benefit carriers that have already implemented the FINEOS IDAM solution are uniquely positioned to provide their customers a frictionless experience for employees requesting a COVID-19 accommodation.

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  • Employee Benefit carriers that have already implemented the FINEOS IDAM solution are uniquely positioned to provide their customers a frictionless experience for employees requesting a COVID-19 accommodation.
  • However, many employers feel unprepared to manage the accommodation requests that may follow by implementing such workplace rules.
  • The good news is that Employee Benefits carriers that have implemented the FINEOS Integrated Disability and Absence Management solution on the FINEOS Platform are well prepared to navigate this hot compliance issue and help their employer customers navigate this demand, says Lori Welty, Esq ., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney, FINEOS.
  • Contact FINEOS today to request VIP access to watch a 15-minute video recording of the FINEOS IDAM workplace accommodation functionality.

Denver’s James Fraser Joins Alliant

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Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 7:06pm

Alliant has added longtime employee benefits consultant James Fraser to its Employee Benefits team in Denver.

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  • Alliant has added longtime employee benefits consultant James Fraser to its Employee Benefits team in Denver.
  • As Senior Vice President, Fraser will provide strategic employee benefits solutions for a diverse base of regional and national clients.
  • Jamess vast expertise in the employee benefits sector make him a strong asset for our Employee Benefits Group and our clients across the nation, said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits.
  • Fraser has two decades of experience designing and deploying innovative employee benefits programs for clients across a range of industries and sizes.

Homes and Hope for Kentucky to Build New Homes for Tornado Victims in Mayfield

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Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 1:05pm

190 mile-an-hour winds leveled large swaths of Mayfield, Kentucky, killing more than two dozen people and hospitalizing many others.

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  • 190 mile-an-hour winds leveled large swaths of Mayfield, Kentucky, killing more than two dozen people and hospitalizing many others.
  • Homes and Hope for Kentucky (HHK) has a different mission: to assure the long-term recovery and sustainability of this small southwestern Kentucky community, population 10,000.
  • But we can bring new homes and new hope to people who've lost everything right before Christmas," said Homes and Hope for Kentucky Co-Chair, Heather Nesler.
  • ABOUT HOMES AND HOPE FOR KENTUCKY, INC.
    Homes and Hope for Kentucky, Inc. (HHK) is a directed fund, operating under the umbrella of the Mayfield Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

S'moresUp Providing Pioneering "Family Wellness Benefits" to 1.3M Vantage Circle Corporate Employees

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 9:00am

What's more the "Great Resignation" brought about by COVID has made retaining employees critically important, and more and more companies are developing curated corporate perks for employees.

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  • What's more the "Great Resignation" brought about by COVID has made retaining employees critically important, and more and more companies are developing curated corporate perks for employees.
  • S'moresUp, which is now used by more than 160,000 families, has joined Vantage Circle to launch a program for employees worldwide that helps them with family management.
  • This new "family health" benefit joins things like health and wellness benefits that Vantage Circle provides for its corporate partners, and is seamlessly offered through the internal employee dashboard at a marginal cost.
  • "Our goal is to provide best-in-class corporate wellness solutions that are specifically designed for today's global workforce," said Dhritiman Bora, Sr. Manager-Brand Partnerships, Vantage Circle.

TI-TRUST Chairman of the Board, Donald K. Gnuse Retirement Announcment

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:16pm

Quincy, IL, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, TI-Trust, Inc. (TI-TRUST) announces the retirement of long-time Board member and Chairman of the Board, Donald K. Gnuse.

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  • Quincy, IL, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, TI-Trust, Inc. (TI-TRUST) announces the retirement of long-time Board member and Chairman of the Board, Donald K. Gnuse.
  • In 1956, TI-TRUSTs predecessor received trust powers and in that same year Mr. Gnuse began his work in banking.
  • Mr. Gnuse has spent his entire 65 year career devoted to banking and trust services.
  • I am happy to have been a part of it and to have helped grow TI-TRUST into the organization that it is today said Mr. Gnuse.