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Smart Benefits: Small Businesses May Hold the Key to Employee Happiness

According to the 2017 Aflac Happiness Report, 75 percent of employees surveyed reported being very or extremely satisfied working for a small employer.

Smart Benefits: The I-9 & Seasonal Employees

Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the US. With the hiring of summer...

Auburn Chamber of Commerce to Award $17,000 in Scholarships

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is set to award a total of $17,000 in scholarships during its award breakfast at the Auburn-Webster Elks Lodge....

Worcester Unemployment Rate Rises to 4% in March

Worcester’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.0% in the month of March, according to the latest Worcester Economic Index.  Overall the...

Smart Benefits: IRS Announces Higher HSA Limits for 2018

Last week, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for HSAs for calendar year 2018 in Revenue Procedure 2017-37, and they&rsquo...

Boston Mutual Names Worcester’s Sullivan to Executive Vice President

Joseph Sullivan

Worcester’s Joseph W. Sullivan, J. D. has been promoted to Executive Vice President - Chief Risk Officer of Boston Mutual, the company announced...

Kaplan: Innovation Lessons From Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Michelangelo wasn’t a one-trick pony or a one-hit wonder. He was the archetype Renaissance artist, accomplished as a sculpture, painter, architect, and poet....

Smart Benefits: Beware the Taxable Fringe Benefit

While it’s clear that employee pay is taxable, many employers aren’t aware that other benefits they provide worker are, too.  ...

Treasurer Goldberg Launches New Financial Education Website

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg is launching a new website, MyFinanciaLifema.org, to provide digital financial education, addressing all the stages throughout a person’s life....

Friday Financial Five – April 28, 2017

The components of the Trump tax plan resemble what was promised during his campaign, including specifics on how it would be paid for. There would...

Boston Public Radio’s Eagan to be Keynote Speaker at Communicators Club Meeting

Margery Eagan

Boston Public Radio’s Margery Eagan will be the keynote speaker at the Communicators Club’s annual meeting. 

Worcester Chamber to Announce Winners of StartUp Worcester 2017

The Worcester Chamber of Commerce is set to announce the 12 winners of StartUp Worcester 2017. 

Rockland Trust’s Nadeau Named Financial Services Champion of Year for MA & New England

Gerard Nadeau  PHOTO: Rockland Trust

Rockland Trust President Gerard Nadeau has been named the 2017 Financial Services Champion of the Year for Massachusetts and New England by the Small...

Smart Benefits: Health Plan ERISA Reporting - 5 Tips to Avoid Costly Penalties

Rob Calise

Designed to protect plan participants and beneficiaries, the annual Form 5500 is required for most employee benefit plans. To ensure you file correctly, be sure to...

Smart Benefits: Stopping the Exodus - Tips to Improve Employee Retention

Although a certain amount of turnover is to be expected, high levels can undermine the success of a department – and even the entire organization....

Introducing BIF’s Design Methodology for Next Practices and New Business Models

BIF Methodology

A successful business model is like a shark that has to keep moving to stay alive. But how do you make sure you’re...

Smart Benefits: Boost Employee Engagement in Five Steps

Engaged employees are key to a company’s performance but how can organizations drive a culture of happy, motivated and loyal workers? There are...

See Where MA Ranks Amongst States With Highest Tax Burdens

Massachusetts ranks inside the top 20 among states with the highest tax burdens in the country. 

Smart Benefits: 2017 - The Year of the Agile Workplace

Many employers have started the year with a new perspective on human resources – one focused on becoming more agile. In a recent study by...

Executive VP of Fed Boston to Speak in Auburn

Jeffrey Fuhrer

Jeffrey Fuhrer, the Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will serve as the keynote speaker at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce...

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