Posted by on 1/27/2017 10:03 AM

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. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 1/25/2017 3:00 PM

Nonprofit organizations provide essential services that benefit communities and their members. These organizations cannot survive without a solid volunteer Board of Directors. Iit is imperative that your organization and Board of Directors understand the risks involved as volunteers, their responsibilities as board members, and the ways in which they can protect themselves from personal liability.

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Posted by on 1/19/2017 11:30 AM

Winter is officially here with freezing temperatures and snowstorms. Heating your home in the winter can lead to an expensive utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. home, accounting for about 45% of energy bills. Here are some tips to reduce your heating bill while maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home this winter. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 12/29/2016 11:00 AM

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 ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 12/18/2016 12:15 PM

The holiday season is here! Time to get into the spirit with friends and family by singing songs, watching the classic holiday programs and celebrating with your guests at your home. Even with all the festivities, there can be unintended events that will turn your cheerful gathering into a liability nightmare. Reduce the chances of filing a claim this holiday season by following our tips.
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Posted by on 12/11/2016 6:33 PM

‘Tis the season for sniffling and coughing around the office. Tissues and cough drops are strewn across desks and it seems like everyone has been hit with a runny nose. As a business owner or manager, it can be hard to encourage a productivity boost at the end of the year when the majority of your employees are taking sick days. Luckily, we’re here to help. Put some of these ideas into practice this season to stop the cold and flu from lingering around until the new year.


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Posted by on 11/21/2016 12:00 PM

As a business owner, there are many risks you must manage on a daily basis, especially if you own a brick and mortar location. From vandalism to theft to flooding, many situations could turn catastrophic if you do not take the proper precautions. We put together a comprehensive guide on how to prevent theft and damage and the steps to take if these events do occur.


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