The FirstPerson Blog

Five Things I Did Not Accomplish by the Age of 40

Posted by Julie Bingham

September 23, 2014

It’s that time of year again—nominations for the IBJ’s Forty Under 40 are due on September 26, 2014. Each year I look forward to reading about the honorees and all they have contributed to the Indianapolis community.

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Topics: FirstPerson, FirstPeeps

The Story of David, His Insurance Broker, and Goliath

Posted by Brandon Moore

September 18, 2014

Most of us know the story of David and Goliath. But what you may not have known was the role David’s insurance broker took in the battle. 

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Benefits

Does Your Wellness Program Have Goals?

Posted by Kaitlin Enneking

September 17, 2014

Did you know there is an entire industry committed to helping Americans set and obtain their goals? On a personal level, we buy into that industry when we aim to reach physical health goals and achieve professional success. As organizations, we buy into it when laying out strategic plans. However, I have noticed a lack of goal setting in strategic planning for wellness programs. 

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Topics: Wellness

Stop Multitasking. Start Focusing.

Posted by Carrie Kass

September 10, 2014

Almost all of us do it twice a day. Stopping and going through stop lights and four-ways. On my preferred drive to and from work every day, I pass through six roundabouts. And while passing through one about a month ago, I started to reflect about how this roundabout had replaced a previous four-way stop that once stood in its place.

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Topics: Wellness

Benefit Plan Decisions Made Easier with Benchmarking Surveys

Posted by Scott Thompson

September 9, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again for many employers—time to make decisions for the 2015 benefit plan year. It seems that the process continues to start earlier and earlier for many, primarily due to the desire to proactively communicate details to employees so that they understand the true value of the benefits that are being provided to them. Studies continue to show that an average benefit plan that is well communicated is perceived better than a very rich benefit plan that is poorly communicated.

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Topics: Benefits, Wellness, Compensation