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Posted by on 11/20/2020 10:22 AM

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Bank’s CEO, Bob Rivers, came out of the gate with a “People First Strategy.”  Our focus – as it has always been – was placed on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients and communities we serve.  Since then, Eastern Bank became a founding donor and administrator of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund issuing nearly $10M in support to our neighbors in communities across New England.

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Posted by on 8/27/2018 6:00 PM

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.  Continue Reading
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Posted by on 9/20/2017 6:00 PM

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.


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Posted by on 7/25/2017 7:00 AM

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. 

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Posted by on 6/13/2017 9:00 AM

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.


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Posted by on 4/30/2017 5:34 PM

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.


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Posted by on 4/27/2017 7:01 PM

We’re excited to feature Christina Sheehan for the April employee spotlight! Christina is an Assistant Vice President and Personal Lines Sales Executive in our Norwell office. She is responsible for providing exceptional service to our clients and prospecting new clients for Eastern Insurance Group.  Continue Reading
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Posted by on 3/8/2017 4:30 PM

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.


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