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5th Annual ABCs of Employee Benefits

Your essential 2015 benefits “to do” list to keep your company compliant, competitive, and a cut above the rest!

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Ascension Forms First Cayman PIC Through AARIS

Following Cayman legislation being brought into force on 16 January 2015 to allow Cayman SPC insurers to form portfolio insurance companies (PICs) – the Cayman model for incorporated cell companies – the first Cayman PIC has been incorporated.

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Zeroing In on Workers’ Compensation Cost Drivers

Learn how we helped one long haul trucking company save almost $700,000 on their annual worker’s compensation costs.

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Expanding Coverage As An Organization Grows

Our client is a nonprofit community health center with 15 locations and 200 employees in Southeastern North Carolina. They provide primary care, women’s healthcare, counseling services, health promotion and education to uninsured and underserved populations.

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Implement Affordable Coverage

Learn how we helped one nonprofit client implement affordable healthcare coverage for its employees.

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Agribusiness Case Study

Learn how we helped one Agricultural client save more than $400,000 on their loss control costs.

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Patching the Holes in a Problematic Umbrella Policy

See how we helped one family strengthen their protection against catastrophic losses by taking advantage of easy savings opportunities, some of which they hadn’t even previously considered.

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When 15 Minutes Just Won’t Do

See how we helped rebalance a family’s personal insurance program to achieve more effective protection without significantly increasing premiums.

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2015 ABC’s of Employee Benefits Webinar Now Available On Demand

A recording of The 2015 ABC’s of Employee Benefits webinar, led by Ed Bray, is now available for free viewing online. Click here to view the complimentary webinar.

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Engineering Cost-Effective, Compliant Solutions

We brought our compliance team of experts together with consultants who had a deep knowledge of the issues involved with large seasonal work forces. We led this task force and designed a plan that enabled the client to not only be compliant, but meet their ACA requirements in a highly cost-effective way.

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Nuts & Bolts of Exit Planning, Part 2: Experts Sound Off On Intricacies of a Challenging Market

Mike Weintraub, President of Ascension’s retirement consulting division, was interviewed for the second part of this article, that appeared today in Insurance Forums. Insurance-Forums.net is the world’s largest insurance community, bringing together more than 62,000 registered members in an ongoing, vital dialogue about the insurance industry and how to succeed in it.

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The Nuts & Bolts of Exit Planning, Part 1: Thoughts from Two of the Best

Mike Weintraub, President of Ascension’s retirement consulting division, was interviewed for this two part article, that appeared today in Insurance Forums. Insurance-Forums.net is the world’s largest insurance community, bringing together more than 62,000 registered members in an ongoing, vital dialogue about the insurance industry and how to succeed in it.

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2015 Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Mark your calendars and save the dates for our upcoming 2015 webinar series!

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Ed Bray, JD, MBA, Re-Signs To Teach At UC-Irvine for Spring and Summer 2015 Semesters

Ed Bray, Senior Vice President, Compliance, at Ascension Insurance, Inc. has signed on to teach “Introduction to Benefits,” a four unit, online course requirement, as part of the Human Resources Management certificate program at University of California, Irvine.

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Ed Bray, JD, MBA, Appointed Employee Benefits Subject Matter Expert For iWorkWell

Ed Bray, Senior Vice President, Compliance, at Ascension Insurance, Inc., has been appointed an employee benefits subject matter expert (SME) for iWorkwell. iWorkwell is an online advisory system that provides tools and resources to help HR (Human Resource) functions, and the people who perform HR activities, be more productive.

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Health Care Benefits In 2015: What Employers Need To Know

Western Region Benefits COO, Keri Lopez, was interviewed for a special series by EBN (Employee Benefits News) magazine on what benefit decision-makers can expect in 2015.

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Cure For The Anxious CFO

In this article for World at Work, Senior Vice President Ed Bray offers practical advice on information, data, and solutions that can help put a CFO’s mind at ease regarding future anticipated health-care costs. World at Work, is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards.

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The Overworked Benefits Professional’s Guide to Managing Health-Care Reform

In this article for World at Work, Senior Vice President Ed Bray offers practical advice for Benefit Adminstrators who are primarily responsible for understanding, managing and administering this complex, voluminous, confusing and ever-changing piece of legislation within their organization. World at Work, is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards.

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The Hospitality Industry Is Unique. Relation’s Benefits Programs Follow Suit.

See how we were able to help create a customized benefits program for employees that keeps them compliant, reduces administrative inefficiencies, and keep costs low for a hospitality investment and management organization.

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