Employee compensation in the United States

Cross River Announces Grant of Stock Options

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:15am

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 29, 2021) - Cross River Ventures Corp. (CSE: CRVC) ("Cross River" or the "Company") today announced that it has awarded incentive stock options pursuant to its stock option plan, to various directors, officers and consultants of the Company, to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 common shares of the Company.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 29, 2021) - Cross River Ventures Corp. (CSE: CRVC) ("Cross River" or the "Company") today announced that it has awarded incentive stock options pursuant to its stock option plan, to various directors, officers and consultants of the Company, to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 common shares of the Company.
  • The stock options are exercisable at a price of $0.20 per share and expire two years from the (July 28, 2021) date of grant.
  • Cross River Ventures Corp. is a gold exploration company focused on the development of top tier exploration properties in premier mining districts.
  • Cross River's common shares trade under the symbol "CRVC" on the CSE.

Heliostar Metals Announces Stock Option Grant

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:30am

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 29, 2021) - Heliostar Metals Limited (TSXV: HSTR) (OTCQX: HSTXF) (FRA: RGG1) ("Heliostar" or the "Company") announces that it has granted to an officer, employee and new consultants of the Company stock options (the "Options") exercisable to acquire up to a total of 220,000 common shares under the Company's Stock Option Plan in accordance with the terms of the Company's stock option plan.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 29, 2021) - Heliostar Metals Limited (TSXV: HSTR) (OTCQX: HSTXF) (FRA: RGG1) ("Heliostar" or the "Company") announces that it has granted to an officer, employee and new consultants of the Company stock options (the "Options") exercisable to acquire up to a total of 220,000 common shares under the Company's Stock Option Plan in accordance with the terms of the Company's stock option plan.
  • The Options are exercisable for a period of five years at a price of $1.00 per share and will vest 1/3 immediately; 1/3 after 12 months from the date of grant; and 1/3 after 24 months from the date of grant.
  • They are exercisable for a period of five years from the date of the grant and are subject to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Heliostar is a well-financed junior exploration and development Company with a portfolio of high-grade gold projects in Alaska and Mexico.

Innovative Health Benefits Company, Gravie, Announces Two New Vice Presidents

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:16pm

MINNEAPOLIS, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravie announced today that two industry leaders have joined the growing health benefits company: Tina Armstrong, vice president of operations and compliance, and Mike Lenz, vice president of network management.

Key Points: 
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravie announced today that two industry leaders have joined the growing health benefits company: Tina Armstrong, vice president of operations and compliance, and Mike Lenz, vice president of network management.
  • "Having their expertise as part of our growing team will help Gravie continue to reimagine health benefits and bring new solutions to brokers, employers and members."
  • In her newly created role at Gravie, she will help lead operations and compliance, as well as lead the ICHRA (Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement) with Gravie health plan.
  • Gravie has been at the forefront of driving change and improving the healthcare industry by creating innovative employer-sponsored health benefit solutions that put consumers first.

More Employers Opt Out of Traditional Group Health Plans

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

In the face of rising health care costs, more employers in Georgia are moving away from offering group health insurance plans and are saving up to 15% in the process.

Key Points: 
  • In the face of rising health care costs, more employers in Georgia are moving away from offering group health insurance plans and are saving up to 15% in the process.
  • Contributing to this trend is the introduction of Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs), a new type of health reimbursement arrangement that helps control employee health care costs and offers more flexibility.
  • Digital platforms such as HRASimple reduce the administrative burdens of managing a group health plan and assist companies in executing an ICHRA.
  • HRASimple is an ICHRA administrator with a powerful web-based platform that reduces the in-house burdens of managing a group health plan.

Bend Financial Meets HSA Investing Surge with Expanded, Fully Integrated Investment Offering

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:38pm

BOSTON, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bend Financial (Bend), an industry-leading health savings account (HSA) provider, today announced the expansion of its HSA investment platform to now include a fully integrated investment offering that provides HSA investors seamless access to fractional trading, multiple investment models, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and a host of other modern features.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bend Financial (Bend), an industry-leading health savings account (HSA) provider, today announced the expansion of its HSA investment platform to now include a fully integrated investment offering that provides HSA investors seamless access to fractional trading, multiple investment models, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and a host of other modern features.
  • "The latest market research data shows just how much interest in HSA investing is growing," noted Tom Torre, CEO of Bend.
  • "Bend has always championed HSA investment potential, and our new, fully integrated investment platform is just another example of the commitment we have to staying on the leading edge of our industry and offering our accountholders and partners the best, most modern tools to maximize every aspect of an HSA."
  • Backed by DriveWealth , a pioneer in fractional investing and embedded finance committed to transforming the investment landscape, Bend's new investment experience is fully integrated into the Bend HSA platform and allows accountholders to manage all their HSA investing without being redirected to a partner site.

Defiance Grants Stock Options

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:00am

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 2, 2021) - Defiance Silver Corp. (TSXV: DEF) (OTCQX:DNCVF) (FSE:D4E) ("Defiance" or the "Company") announces it has granted incentive stock options to certain directors and officers to purchase of an aggregate of 1,425,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.90 (the"Options") in accordance with the terms of the Company's incentive stock option plan.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 2, 2021) - Defiance Silver Corp. (TSXV: DEF) (OTCQX:DNCVF) (FSE:D4E) ("Defiance" or the "Company") announces it has granted incentive stock options to certain directors and officers to purchase of an aggregate of 1,425,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.90 (the"Options") in accordance with the terms of the Company's incentive stock option plan.
  • The Options are exercisable for a ten-year term expiring June 30, 2031 and vest as follows: one-third on the date of grant, one-third twelve months following grant date and one-third twenty four months following grant date.
  • The Company has also made certain grants to other employees and consultants in accordance with the terms of the Company's incentive stock option plan.
  • Defiance is managed by a team of proven mine developers with a track record of exploring, advancing and developing several operating mines and advanced resource projects.

Welltok Puts Purchasing Power in Health Consumers' Hands with New Connect Store

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 4:04pm

The first two partners to be showcased in the Connect Store are Betr Health and Recommend by CareNexis.

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  • The first two partners to be showcased in the Connect Store are Betr Health and Recommend by CareNexis.
  • Many organizations offer health savings or flexible spending accounts for their population to spend on health and wellbeing goods and services.
  • With the launch of Welltok's Connect Store, people can now spend these designated dollars or pay directly for the innovative programs and products that meet their immediate needs.
  • The first programs to be offered in the Connect Store are:
    Betr Health is a CDC-approved, food-as-medicine movement breaking the intergenerational cycle of costly chronic disease.

LaborIQ® by ThinkWhy® Launches Total Compensation Solution To Help Businesses Customize Their Hiring Strategies

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

Every employer has unique job titles, skill requirements and compensation offerings, including bonuses and varying levels of pay incentives for their total compensation packages.

Key Points: 
  • Every employer has unique job titles, skill requirements and compensation offerings, including bonuses and varying levels of pay incentives for their total compensation packages.
  • And whether attracting senior executives, in-demand technology roles, sales personnel or hourly staff, the LaborIQ Total Compensation feature creates customized flexibility for each employer's talent strategies.
  • Previously, to create compensation packages, an employer had to sort through multiple sources or rely on old methods of crowd-sourced wage data.
  • "One of the most common struggles talent acquisition professionals have during the offer stage is helping candidates compare and understand total compensation.

Lively Surpasses Half a Billion in Assets

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Lively, Inc. , creators of the modern health savings account (HSA), today announces it has exceeded $500 million in HSA assets.

Key Points: 
  • Lively, Inc. , creators of the modern health savings account (HSA), today announces it has exceeded $500 million in HSA assets.
  • "The exponential growth we've seen over the past year has been astounding," said Shobin Uralil, COO and co-founder of Lively.
  • "It took us 2.5 years to get to our first $100M in assets while our most recent $100M was added in just the last 4 months.
  • Were on track to be the fastest HSA provider to hit $1 billion, ever."

Voya enhances retirement plan participant website experience

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today enhancements to its retirement plan participant website, providing individuals with an intuitive, accessible and more streamlined experience that makes it easier to both monitor and manage savings to ultimately improve retirement outcomes.

Key Points: 
  • Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today enhancements to its retirement plan participant website, providing individuals with an intuitive, accessible and more streamlined experience that makes it easier to both monitor and manage savings to ultimately improve retirement outcomes.
  • The latest changes to Voyas participant experience are driven by both participant feedback and insights derived from behavioral finance research through the Voya Behavioral Finance Institute for Innovation .
  • In addition to the retirement plan experience, Voya is also making enhancements to its nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) participant experience leveraging similar insights and capabilities to drive greater engagement and outcomes.
  • The enhancements to Voyas participant website experience build on the companys continued digital focus that help improve the financial wellness of all Americans with more enhancements planned for its plan sponsor and NQDC participant website experiences coming in 2021.