Jessica Galardini, the COO of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice, discusses the three areas you should focus on when shopping for an employee benefits advisor: strategy, service and execution.

A clear strategy for employee benefits will save you time, headaches and money.

Also, Galardini shares these tips on saving money on employee benefits while still attracting and retaining the best and the brightest people.

Jessica Galardini is the COO of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach her at (412) 456-7231 or jessica.galardini@jrgadvisors.net.

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Keith Kartman, a senior sales executive for JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice, discusses employee benefits and how companies can lower their rising health care costs and improve their employees’ overall health.

For additional information on this topic, please see Employee Benefit Trends

Keith Kartman is a senior sales executive for JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach him at (412) 456-7010 or keith.kartman@jrgadvisors.net.

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Joanne Tegethoff, an account executive with JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice,

discusses health care reform and how some impending plan design issues will affect employers and employees.

For additional information on this topic, please see Healthcare Reform: Upcoming Plan Design Issues

Joanne Tegethoff is an account executive with JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach her at (412) 456-7000 or joanne.tegethoff@jrgadvisors.net.

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Sue Bergman, a sales executive with JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice,

discusses the issues employers are facing relating to the requirement to extend health insurance coverage to adult children.

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  This legislation, along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, makes sweeping changes to the U.S. healthcare system, including an extension of health insurance coverage to young adult children up to age 26.  Though many of the changes will become effective over the next several years, the extension of coverage to young adult children takes effect in as little as six months from enactment.

For additional information on this topic, please see: Health Care Reform: Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26

Sue Bergman is a sales executive for JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach her at (412) 456-7236 or sue.bergman@jrgadvisors.net.

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Amy Broadbent, the vice president of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice, discusses ways to cut healthcare costs during this economy, such as offering a high-deductible health plan; sponsoring an employee wellness program with health assessments; and making healthcare costs transparent to employees and their dependents.

For additional information on this topic, please see: Cut Your Benefit Costs: New Ways to Save

Amy Broadbent is the vice president of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach her at (412) 456-7250 or amy.broadbent@jrgadvisors.net.

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Amy Broadbent, the vice president of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice,

discusses how to implement best practices strategies that both improve the employer’s bottom line and the employees' quality of life. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are ways to create a win-win for both the employer and employee.

For additional information on this topic, please see Broadbent's article in the December 2009 edition of Smart Business Pittsburgh on How to build an efficient and productive workplace

Amy Broadbent is the vice president of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach her at (412) 456-7250 or amy.broadbent@jrgadvisors.net.

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Craig Pritts, a sales executive with JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice,

discusses why financial wellness is just as important as physical wellness.

In fact, employees who struggle from financial trouble are often more likely to have less focus at work, an unhealthier lifestyle and higher medical costs. Incorporating a financial component to your wellness program can be a strategic move that both your budget and your employees will appreciate.

For additional information on this topic, please see: Financial and Physical Wellness Go Hand in Hand

Craig Pritts is a sales executive for JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach him at (412) 456-7253 or craig.pritts@jrgadvisors.net.

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Jessica Galardini, the COO of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice, discusses healthcare reform, and how it will affect companies' coverages and the cost of those coverages.

For additional information on this topic, please see the following links:

A health care reform timeline

Sample tax credits

Grandfathered plans

Jessica Galardini is the COO of JRG Advisors, the management company for ChamberChoice. Reach her at (412) 456-7231 or jessica.galardini@jrgadvisors.net.

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