News Archive

  • 06.6.19

    Northwestern Benefit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Recap

    On Tuesday, June 4th, Northwestern Benefit, in partnership with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, held a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony for the new office space at 3333 Riverwood Parkway. Northwestern Benefit leadership welcomed guests from the Chamber of Commerce to officially declare us "open for business!" The 11:30 a.m. ceremony kicked…

  • 05.15.19

    May 2019 Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

    Mental health is instrumental in our overall health and well-being at any age. It affects how we think, feel and act, and helps determine how we make healthy choices and cope with stress. 1 in 5 people will be affected by a mental illness in their lifetime, and because it’s…

  • 05.13.19

    Health Insurance Requirements for Employers With Interns & Temporary Workers

    Businesses that employ interns or other temporary workers may question whether they are obligated to offer health insurance to these employees. The answer to this question may depend on a number of factors, including whether the intern or temporary work is paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, and whether the…

  • 05.8.19

    Northwestern Benefit Spring Client Seminar Recap

    On May 7, 2019 Northwestern Benefit hosted its Spring Client Seminar at the City Springs Performing Arts Center. Over 80 guests gathered to hear presentations from three special guest speakers — Piedmont Healthcare CEO Kevin Brown; Northwestern Benefit Manager of Communications, Heather Rabinowitz ; and OneDigital Practice Leader of HR Consulting,…

  • 04.29.19

    Northwestern Benefit Celebrates the 2019 HR Excellence Awards Finalists

    The Atlanta Business Chronicle and SHRM-Atlanta have announced the finalists for the 2019 HR Excellence Awards. The award program honors Human Resource leaders and teams who have achieved new heights through talent management, employee engagement, technological advances and leading through transformational change. Northwestern Benefit congratulates Norman Hill, Vice President of Human Resources…

  • 04.24.19

    Reinventing Wellness “Programs”

    What if your next wellness program wasn't a "program" at all?  Wellness programs are implemented for many reasons, with the most prevalent reason being the hope of controlling medical costs.   If you research whether or not wellness programs can actually help mitigate or lower rising health care costs, you will…

  • 04.10.19

    IRS Clarifies When Employers Can Recoup Erroneous HSA Contributions

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued an informational letter clarifying when employers can seek the return of contributions mistakenly made to an employee’s health savings account (HSA) due to an administrative or processing error.  HSAs are tax-favored accounts available to individuals covered by high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) that are…

  • 04.3.19

    Northwestern Benefit is Now a OneDigital Company

    OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, has acquired Northwestern Benefit, Atlanta’s leading employee benefits broker and one of the largest independent benefit firms in the country. This is the largest acquisition in OneDigital’s history, bringing the company to nearly 50,000 employer…

  • 03.20.19

    March 2019 Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

    The upcoming spring season will bring warm weather and beautiful blooms, but it will also wreak havoc on 50 million Americans' allergies. If you're an allergy sufferer, the following tips may alleviate the effects of allergy season: Wash your bedding every week in hot water to help keep pollen under control.…

  • 03.14.19

    AJC 2019 Best Places to Work in Atlanta

    For the ninth year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Philadelphia-based employee research firm, Energage, partnered to determine the Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2019. Organizations are ranked in groups of similar size, and the high scoring employers are recognized as Top Workplaces. Northwestern Benefit is pleased to announce that 13…