[Spoiler Alert] In The X-Files TV series, Agents Mulder and Scully give their son up for adoption to protect him from a government conspiracy involving alien technology. While I can safely say most parents don’t have to face such perils, they would do anything possible to ensure the health and well-being of their children. Two years ago, my first child was unexpectedly born pre-term at 35 weeks. Now pregnant with my second child, I am considered a “higher risk” pregnancy because of my history and my doctors have recommended I take certain measures to help my baby go full-term. Continue reading Take Charge of Your Health
The receptionist calls to let you know that your insurance broker has arrived – it’s that time of year again – time to talk renewals. In walks the broker you’ve had for the last ten years. You exchange the usual pleasantries, but they’re ready to get right down to business. Now, don’t get me wrong, you like your broker. They are nice people and always return your calls. They resolve issues when you ask, and are glad to come out and see you once or twice a year. But is that enough? Are they really adding value to your business and to your employees? Continue reading Evaluating Your Benefits Broker Relationship: 5 Important Questions to Ask
This past December, we hosted our third annual week of “Give, Care, Share.” Each year, this week serves as a simple and cheerful reminder of how thankful we are to work with not only the best clients, but the best employees. While our official week of “Give, Care, Share” began December 14th, the giving began shortly before with our office wide toy donation to Toys for Tots and toiletry drive to benefit a local men’s shelter.
The sales team kicked off our week of “Give, Care, Share” with a delicious waffle breakfast. “The Grinch Who Stole Waffles” comprised of warm Belgian waffles, homemade maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, and more. Our second day of excitement was a cookie swap titled “Have Yourself a Merry Little Cookie.” Thanks to our resident bakers, our office was overflowing with sweet treats for days! On the third day, we were excited to indulge in “It’s a Wonderful Lunch,” a locally catered lunch hosted by our delightful leadership team. Continue reading Ovation’s Annual Week of Giving, Caring, and Sharing
In the employee benefits industry, the holiday season always tends to be a stressful time of the year, with nearly 40% of all employer group contracts maintaining a renewal date of January 1st. Due to this volume, our teams work tirelessly around the clock to go above and beyond for the people we serve.
Although it may seem stressful during the moment, this year our issues seem minimal when compared to the events occurring around the world. As one looks at domestic and world events, the combination of climate change, international and domestic terrorism, immigration, the economy and higher education, there certainly is no shortage of things to be concerned about. It is easy to become overwhelmed with some level of fear and/or anxiety over the state of the country, the world or the planet; and tempting to feel some level of isolation and helplessness. Continue reading Happy Holidays From Our Ovation Family to Yours