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Self-Insured Health Plans: Recent Trends by Firm Size, 1996-2018

Authors: |August 6th, 2019|Human Resources, In The Know, Learning & Development, Strategy|

This paper examines trends in the availability of and enrollment in self-insured health plans among private-sector establishments offering health plans and their covered workers, with a particular focus on 2013 to 2018, so as to assess whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) might have affected these trends and more recent [...]

Seven things employers should know about EBSA investigations

Authors: |May 14th, 2019|Administration, Benefits, Compliance, Human Resources, In The Know, Learning & Development|

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) oversees nearly 681,000 retirement plans, approximately 2.3 million health plans, and a similar number of other welfare benefit plans, such as those providing life or disability insurance.[1] As part of its assigned duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended [...]


Authors: |August 29th, 2017|Human Resources, Learning & Development|

While it may not be politically correct to call a person chunky, if someone describes your learning program as chunky, consider it a compliment. Chunking content into small, digestible pieces - a strategy referred to as microlearning - continues to grow in popularity, largely because there is evidence that it's an effective instructional technique. Here's [...]

SLEEP. LAUGH. LEARN. Can sleep and laughter facilitate learning? (Part 2 of 2)

Authors: |August 22nd, 2017|Human Resources, Learning & Development|

As noted in Part 1 of this two-part blog series, the answer to this question is yes. According to many memory, learning and cognition researchers, humor and sleep can be effective strategies for enhancing learning. We explored sleep as a potential learning strategy in Part 1.  Here in Part 2, we’ll explore how humor can [...]

SLEEP. LAUGH. LEARN. Can sleep and laughter facilitate learning? (Part 1 of 2)

Authors: |August 14th, 2017|Learning & Development|

According to a number of memory, learning, and cognition researchers, the answer is yes.  So, if you’re looking for evidence-based strategies to help make organizational learning stick, you may want to consider infusing humor into your learning programs, and also, letting your learners sleep on it. SLEEP A lot has been written about the potential [...]