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Technology

Why Technology Matters

October 18, 2018

Poll anyone off the street, and they'll absolutely agree that technology matters. If you ask FirstPerson CEO and founder, Bryan Brenner, he'll tell you that technology can "increase productivity and efficiency, and enhance the work experience for [your] employees." According to Will Forrest, Principal at McKinsey & Company and a leading expert on the business value of IT, as quoted in this Forbes article, technology can also "be a source of competitive differentiation and dramatic wealth creation."

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Benefits

Are Captives the Remedy for Small Organizations to Save on Benefit Costs?

July 11, 2018

Traditionally, only big organizations considered self-funding employee benefits. The expenses could be so volatile that small- to medium-sized organizations couldn’t risk the bottom-line impact.

Recently, though, more small- to mid-sized organizations are transitioning to self-funded arrangements by pooling their healthcare costs with other employers to establish captives.

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Benefits

Unraveling PBMs and Their Role in the Marketplace

June 14, 2018

Once upon a time, buying a new car meant purchasing it directly from the automaker. Then dealerships emerged to function as intermediaries between manufacturers and consumers. As a result, we’re all accustomed to buying new cars from dealers representing one or more brands exclusively.

But imagine if, rather than being brand-specific, dealerships sold any and all brands, and you shopped from one dealer to the other to find the best deal on whatever car you were looking for.

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Leadership

Three Approaches to Leading Change

May 25, 2018

FirstPerson has been in a state of change for a long time. It’s in our DNA. And has been since we launched 20 years ago. Our growth is a result of continuous innovation and improvement.

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Benefits

Am I Offering the Right Benefits Package?

May 16, 2018

Benefits have always been a key factor in the employee-attraction equation, but recent research suggests they’re becoming even more important. Which means you need to get them right if you want to attract the best people and keep them feeling happy and fulfilled.

According to MetLife’s 2018 Employee Benefit Trends Survey, 62% of employees say benefits played an important role in their decision to take a job… and that percentage, the researchers found, is trending up.

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