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August 12, 2022

Brokers’ Toolkit: Focus on Value to Sell During Inflation

Today we are seeing some of the highest, fastest inflation rates we’ve seen in decades. This can make the sales environment scary for brokers. Many of […]
August 9, 2022

The Real Value of Great HR

At Mineral, we know HR is key to the success of a business because it is our business. But recent findings from our State of HR […]
July 20, 2022

Focus on Heat Safety to Manage Rising Temps

Rising temperatures are making heat exposures more dangerous But there are things you can do to prepare for heat related illness at work Some factors can […]
July 12, 2022

PCORI fees are due by Monday, August 1, 2022

By way of background, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the […]
June 28, 2022

The Power of Allies: Everyone has a Role in Pride

Authenticity is a big part of mental health, and allies have a lot of power to help. A lack of authenticity at work can cause a […]
June 22, 2022

Introducing Mineral’s 2022 State of HR Report 

The pandemic hit most businesses like a tsunami. It arrived suddenly and upended existing workplace practices and operations. Now, as the worst of the pandemic flood […]
June 10, 2022

Personal Pronouns: Creating A Safe and Welcoming Workplace 

Attention to pronouns and using a singular ‘they’ isn’t new. People have been doing it for more than 300 years. Giving people a chance to express […]
May 20, 2022

Survey Shows DE&I has taken a Backseat During the Pandemic  

Company DE&I priorities took a backseat for many organizations through the pandemic Only 16% of companies that prioritized DE&I before the pandemic report that it remains […]
May 18, 2022

A Safer Workplace is Within Your Reach

We all want what’s best for our businesses and employees. That’s why most employers understand the importance of focusing on safety. Sure, safety training and resources […]
May 3, 2022

2023 HSA Contribution Limits Released by IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2023 in Revenue Procedure 2022-24. The new limits […]
April 28, 2022

The Qualities of Great Managers and How to Develop Them

Great bosses don’t happen by accident. They need the right kind of training and insights to develop. Bad management practices are contagious, but good ones can […]
April 26, 2022

3 Reasons P&C and Benefits Agents Must Work Together

Welcome to the first in our series Hot Takes with Frank. In this series, industry expert Frank Pennachio is going to lay it all out. Frank […]
May 20, 2021

Are we required to pay employees who attend a “welcome back” party?

Question We’ll be reopening our office this summer and may celebrate the occasion with an outdoor “welcome back” party for employees. We’d be sure to follow […]
May 18, 2021

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2022

On May 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year […]
May 13, 2021

What are the penalties and costs for misclassifying employees?

Question What are the penalties and costs for misclassifying employees? Answer The answer will depend on a number of factors, such as how many employees are […]
May 11, 2021

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention

The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but […]