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HUB International names Stephen Cali benefits consultant

Stephen Cali is joining HUB International’s Employee Benefits division, accepting the role of Sr. Vice President / Sr. Benefits Consultant. Cali joins HUB from his most recent post as Director of Sales for GILSBAR, where he was employed since 2006. Cali oversaw all business development efforts across the U.S. for GILSBAR’s benefit management segments, including population health, wellness and member ...

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Many different elements factor into which employee benefits are most valued

By BECKY GILLETTE Health insurance costs continue to rise, low unemployment rates mean stronger competition for top talent, and there is legislation such as Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. All those affect what types of benefits employers provide, as well as the need to cater to a multigenerational work-force that requires different benefits at different life stages, said ...

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BXS Insurance’s Boone elected to CIAB Board of Directors

BXS Insurance, Inc. announced that Chris Boone, president of its Property & Casualty practice, was elected to The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) Board of Directors. The council’s board is comprised of the heads of top brokerage firms who provide strategic direction and guidance around industry initiatives and proactive advocacy for the commercial brokerage industry’s regulatory and compliance ...

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Business interruption can spell doom without proper insurance

By BECKY GILLETTE What happens when you have to close your business for a period of time to have repairs done after insured events such as fire, water damage, theft, hail, a hurricane, a tornado or other disasters? Closing even for a few days can greatly disrupt income for the business that still has to pay its employees, the rent, ...

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Telecommuting may be the ultimate employee benefit

Some people might consider having their employer allow them to work at home at least part of the week even better than a promotion and wage increase. While this isn’t suited to all types of businesses, many jobs today involve working on the phone and Internet, which can be done just as easily in a home office as anywhere else. ...

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Analysis: Lt. governor hopefuls open to Medicaid expansion

The two candidates running for Mississippi lieutenant governor engaged in a civil discussion about Medicaid expansion and other issues during a televised statewide debate. The 30-minute forum Thursday evening will probably be the only chance for many voters to do a side-by-side comparison of the nominees. Democrat Jay Hughes of Oxford is a first-term state representative, and Republican Delbert Hosemann ...

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SouthGroup included in IIABA’s Best Practices study

SouthGroup Insurance & Financial Services is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in ...

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Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters announces president

The Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters has installed Dennis Mobley as President for the 2019-20 Association Year. MAHU was chartered in 1981, and “Health Underwriters” represents several thousand Insurance Agents and Health Insurance Industry personnel throughout Mississippi with chapters in Jackson, Northeast MS, and South MS. Mobley is the 32nd President in MAHU history and comes from a long-standing background ...

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