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Paul Ashley

It’s a good thing Paul didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps as a world-class actor because he’s much better at creating employee experience strategies for clients. Having been in the benefits industry for 13 years, Paul knows what he’s talking about when it comes to business needs. He’s known for being a connector and getting his clients to the best outcomes in the market.
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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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Benefits, Technology, Trends

Unexpected Partners Addressing Employee Health Care: Much Needed Solutions

February 5, 2018

In the past week, three titans of industry (Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway) who normally would not be thought of as partners, defied conventional wisdom and in a joint statement announced they are working together to solve health care. Initially they will focus and test their solutions within their own businesses and employee populations. Given that the three entities represent well over 1.2 million employees and a massive market cap, they are well positioned to make a difference. While creating solutions for their own companies, they alone are solving a problem for 1% of the employees covered on employer plans in the US.

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Benefits

Top 5 Ways to Maximize Your Employee Benefits in 2018

December 6, 2017

For a majority of employers—more than 80%—and their employees, open enrollment has started or is right around the corner. The months of October and November will be filled with meetings and decisions. Here are five tips to help you and your family make better decisions when it comes to choosing your health care and maximize your benefits in 2018:

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Health Care Reform

2017 Trends and Healthcare Reform [Video]

May 23, 2017

The state of health care is constantly changing, especially now with the Trump Administration in full effect. FirstPerson Managing Director and General Counsel, Katy Stowers, shares trending updates centered around the Affordable Care Act and what this might mean for employers. Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn more.

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Trends, Benefits, Compensation, Compliance, Health Care Reform, Human Resources

Workplace Trends for 2017 [Video]

January 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we share the workplace trends we see emerging for employers. While there’s some uncertainty going into 2017—like a new president—the best plan will be to stick with what we know works: Working with a multi-year strategy and adjust to course alterations as they come. It’s about thinking big picture, being strategic, and embracing design thinking when it comes to your people and business strategies.

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