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Crane Agency – December Wellness Newsletter, HR Brief & Benefits Buzz

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Please find attached your December Wellness Newsletter from Crane Agency.  The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue includes a summary of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Safe Sleep guidelines, information on how positive relationships with your co-workers can improve your health and tips for reducing holiday stress.

You will also find attached this month’s Benefits Buzz and HR Brief.  This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the increased premium costs of the 2017 Marketplace, introduces the new flexible spending account (FSA) limits for 2017 and provides a brief overview of the 2016 election and its potential impact on compliance issues. This month’s HR Brief gives an overview of the IRS retirement updates, summarizes the report of decreasing workplace injuries and illnesses and offers suggestions on how to protect your business from cyber-crime.

Thank you for your continued confidence in the Benefits Department of the Crane Agency.  Please do not hesitate to contact your agent or service representative with any additional questions.

Crane Agency – November Wellness Newsletter, HR Brief & Benefits Buzz

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As you can imagine, there are a lot of questions after the 2016 Presidential Election.  We will do our best to keep you all updated but for now we have attached a piece that was put together prior to the election.  This article provides a brief overview of each candidate’s health care platform, so you can better understand how Trump may affect the employee benefits landscape now that he has been elected into office.

Please find attached your November Wellness Newsletter from The Charles L. Crane Agency.  The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue includes information on money-saving tips for prescription medications, a potential danger in your tap water and important updates on the 2016-2017 flu vaccine.

You will also find attached this month’s Benefits Buzz and HR Brief.  This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the EEOC’s finalized rules for employer-sponsored wellness programs, the 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey results and the DOL grants awarded to six states as part of the Disability Employment Initiative. This month’s HR Brief gives an overview of why covered employers must consider the FMLA when an employee requires leave under workers’ compensation, clarifies the changes effective Dec. 1 to the “white collar” exemption rules and informs employers of significant changes coming to EEO-1 reporting obligations.

Thank you for your continued confidence in the Benefits Department of the Crane Agency.  Please do not hesitate to contact your agent or service representative with any additional questions.

At Crane you are more than just a number…

At Crane you are more than just a number.  We value long term relationships with our clients, our employees and the communities we serve.  We also understand the needs of our clients because our organization was built by business owners and families just like you.  That is why our employees strive daily to exceed customer expectations with personalized service that is responsive and reliable.

We are excited to share the story of Sentinel Emergency Solutions and how Crane Agency’s Employee Benefits team partnered with UnitedHealthcare to form a winning partnership.  Please click opens in a new windowhere to view the video.

A very special thank you to Sentinel Emergency Solutions for their endorsement.

Crane Agency Joins RiskProNet International

Crane Agency is proud to announce that we have recently joined RiskProNet International.   This network of leading insurance brokers consists of 24 independently owned agencies from across the United States and Canada.  It’s purpose is to connect a global network of independent brokers to share knowledge and best practices with similar sized agencies in different regions throughout North America.  Levering relationships with more than 5,000 insurance professionals world wide, RiskProNet members are kept at the forefront of the most pressing issues facing businesses today.  We believe our clients, carriers and the entire Crane Agency family will benefit greatly from this strategic partnership.

For more information, see our press release on opens in a new windowSTLtoday.com or visit the opens in a new windowRiskProNet website.