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For cost and coverage control, take this online health care tool for a test drive

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the things that has come to light in recent years is how little consumers really understand about health insurance. If you go buy a new car, before you leave […]

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Online health insurance tool eliminates ‘pain points’ and improves cost control, employee loyalty

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. We continue to read about the wrangling over healthcare legislation in Washington D.C. with politicians on both sides of the aisle claiming their ideas will make things better for U.S. workers. […]

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How to recruit and retain great employees with your benefits package

Tech companies like Google and others have increased their focus on employee benefits and perks to a whole new level of intensity. And, this heightened awareness has made benefits and perks more important than ever before. A new report from MetLife, “Beyond Medical: Why Small Business Owners Offer Added Benefits – and How They Do […]

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May Jobs Numbers no Surprise to Small Business: Maybe You’ll Listen Now.

Shocked?  Surprised? Not me. Only 38,000 jobs were created in May according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  A far cry from the anticipated 164,000.  And while the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent, nearly 500,000 people simply dropped out of the labor market.  The labor participation rate now stands at 62.6 percent — a […]

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How the Obamacare Decision Could Impact Small Business Owners

There are always three June events that keep Americans entertained: The Stanley Cup series, the NBA championship playoffs, and the release of Supreme Court decisions. This year the decision in King v. Burwell, with its potentially profound effect on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is giving the NHL and NBA a run for their money […]

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This Week in Small Business: Floyd Mayweather, Ben and Jerry, and Net Neutrality

It looks like we have a neutral net now – whether it’s good or bad, time will tell – but both sides are presented below. I hope it makes us more productive, but in any case, this weeks’ edition includes a lot of productivity tips you can use right now. Leadership, Management and Productivity I […]

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This Week In Small Business: Market, motivate, measure and keep moving forward!

Middle-class economics, marketing and wrestling with the continuing roll-out of Obamacare were topics of conversations last week. These stories will give small business owners and managers the background they need to stay ahead of the curve. Marketing Finally people are realizing that online advertising isn’t about page views. Far more important is how long visitors […]

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Can We Put ‘Affordable’ Into the Affordable Care Act?

Many of us are familiar with Rick Harrison from the hit reality TV show Pawn Stars and for years we’ve listened to him gripe about the amount of work he’s able to squeeze out of his son Corey and his employee ChumLee. But on his recent Fox & Friends visit, it was the Affordable Care […]

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CVS Asks Employees for Personal Medical Information (Video)

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com The Hill Staff Writer Elise Viebeck, Republican pollster Kristen Anderson and small business expert Susan Solovic on employers asking for personal inf…

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Delay in Obamacare for Small Businesses Creating More Confusion

In theory, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is not a bad idea.  Who doesn’t want access to decent health insurance for a reasonable cost? However, the key word in the previous sentence is access.  This, sadly, is one of the biggest problems to date with this much touted […]

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