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8/27/2018 6:00 PM | 0 Comments

As of July 1, 2018, the new Massachusetts Pay Equity Act (MEPA) went into effect. This is a very important change in the law that Massachusetts employers need to be aware of and compliant with. Learn more about these changes in the law and what steps your company needs to take to be compliant.  [...]

9/28/2017 12:00 PM | 0 Comments

At Eastern Insurance Group and Eastern Benefits Group, we are committed to improving the communities we serve. That’s why we’re thrilled to hear when our clients like Gentle Giant go above and beyond to do good in their communities.


9/20/2017 6:00 PM | 0 Comments

With a multigenerational workforce, it is becoming increasingly complex for business leaders, owners, and managers to effectively manage and support their teams. Each generation brings different perspectives, values, and goals to the table as they relate to communication, problem-solving, and simply getting the job done. Follow our advice to successfully manage your multi-generational workforce.


7/25/2017 7:00 AM | 1 Comments

Retirement may seem like an abstract idea far in the future when you’re in your 20’s. You may have just graduated college or bought your first home. And with bills and student loans weighing you down, saving for retirement may be the last thing on your mind! However, preparing now for retirement is crucial, and the sooner you get started, the better. Developing the habit of saving for retirement now will make it easier to continue saving throughout your working years. Follow our advice on how you can prepare for retirement in your 20’s. 


6/13/2017 9:00 AM | 1 Comments

Employee benefits and perks carry a lot of weight when a prospective employee is considering their next career options. And employee perks are especially useful for retention efforts —  they’re a good way to keep your employees feeling happy, engaged, and valued on a daily basis. These are the top perks your organization can offer to set a competitive advantage in the current war for talent.


4/30/2017 5:34 PM | 0 Comments

Technology is an integral part of the benefits industry. With the right solution, Human Resources employees and Benefits Managers can operate their business and drive productivity. But adopting a benefits administration solution is a big decision and requires planning. Here are 5 must do's before implementing new benefits administration technology.


3/8/2017 4:30 PM | 0 Comments

From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act, or the ACA) was signed into law back in 2010, its opponents have been vowing to repeal it. During the Obama administration, repeal was a moot point given that President Obama could veto any bill that attempted to dismantle his signature legislation. Under the new Trump administration, the repeal of the ACA is a primary objective of the new president as well as the Republican majority House and Senate. However, a full repeal of the law is highly unlikely given that Senate Democrats will most likely block any attempt to fully repeal the law.


1/27/2017 10:03 AM | 0 Comments

To make up for some of the MassHealth deficit, the FY 2018 proposed budget, submitted by the Baker Administration, calls for a $2,000 per full time equivalent employee assessment on businesses with more than 10 employees if the employer does not contribute at least $4,950 towards each full time employee’s health care and have an 80% take up rate (participation rate) in a group health plan. [...]

12/29/2016 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

Another year has come in gone in what seems like the blink of the eye. 2016 has been a disruptive year, especially in the world of benefits. Now is the time to evaluate the competitiveness and compliance of your company’s benefits package. At Eastern Benefits Group, it is our goal to ensure that your organization is compliant and offers benefits packages that will attract and retain the best talent in your industry. Here is our guide to help you review your benefits package as you prepare for the new year. Benefits to Review As your organization changes, your benefits change, too. Take the time to review these benefits to make sure they are the right offering for your employees: Health insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Disability Insurance 401K Retirement Savings Account and Pension Plans Flexible Spending Accounts Vacation or Paid Time Off Program ... [...]

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