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  • 02.20.19

    February 2019 Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

    While February may be most famous for Valentine's Day, it's also American Heart Month, which aims to bring awareness to the world's #1 cause of death for both men and women – heart disease. In fact, one person dies from heart disease every 40 seconds. With Valentine's Day around the…

  • 02.13.19

    Federal Courts Block New Exceptions to the ACA’s Contraceptives Mandate

    Last month, two federal district judges blocked the implementation of regulations that broaden exceptions to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) contraceptives mandate.  The final regulations were issued by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury (collectively, the Departments) in November 2018 to finalize interim regulations…

  • 02.8.19

    Nominate Your Outstanding Human Resource Professionals For An HR Excellence Award

    Northwestern Benefit is a proud sponsor of the first annual HR Excellence Awards, hosted by Atlanta Business Chronicle and SHRM-Atlanta. This program will honor established human resource leaders and emerging human resource talent across eight different award categories: Most People-Focused CEO Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year Rising HR…

  • 01.31.19

    Managing Your Wellness Plan Compliance for 2019

    Effective January 1, 2019, the federal wellness program regulations previously issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (“EEOC”) have been withdrawn in part leaving many employers wondering what changes, if any, should be made to their wellness programs.  The EEOC has indicated that it will provide new guidance, but this…

  • 01.30.19

    Welcome Wes Cowen

    Northwestern Benefit is delighted to announce that Wes Cowen joined our team as Vice President of Consulting on January 22nd.  Wes has over 15 years of extensive experience with clients, analyzing benefit plan mergers, financial and plan design impacts, funding arrangements, and disruption analysis. Wes brings a national market perspective…

  • 01.23.19

    Worksite Wellness: Back to the Basics

    As we start off a New Year, much of the focus both individually and organizationally is around the question “What can we do differently this year to improve our well-being?” It can be a loaded and overwhelming question for some, but it doesn’t have to be. Often the stress arises…

  • 01.21.19

    Welcome Cynthia Goings

    Northwestern Benefit is thrilled to announce that Cynthia Goings joined us on January 7 as the Director of Consulting, Small Group. Cynthia brings a strategic leadership background and over 20 years of experience in the insurance benefits industry. In her most recent role as VP & Practice Leader for Mid-Market Services for…

  • 01.17.19

    2018 Holiday Luncheon Recap

    On December 15, Northwestern Benefit held our annual holiday luncheon at Druid Hills Golf Club. Colleagues, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season over delicious food, desserts, and warm drinks. In the spirit of giving back, we collected winter gear and holiday toys for donation to Love Beyond…

  • 01.16.19

    January 2019 Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

    January 1 signals a new calendar year, and for many Americans, a “New Year, New Me” mentality. In fact, getting in shape is consistently the most popular New Year’s resolution in the United States, according to Business Insider. While making lifestyle changes is a healthy choice, turning to a fad…

  • 01.8.19

    2018 Great Days of Service Recap

    At Northwestern Benefit, we invest in relationships, and part of that initiative is giving back to our community. For many years, we’ve cherished our relationships with non-profit organizations such as Chris 180, Hope Lodge Cancer Society, Love Beyond Walls, and Canine Assistants that provide support and necessities to those in need. In…