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Matt Ingold

Matt has taken his combined experience in the US Marine Corps and HR tech to bring practical insights on leadership, administration, and HR technology to the Benetech Advantage Blog. When he's not writing or teaching, he can be found paddling throughout the Adirondacks!

By: Matt Ingold

August 3rd, 2017

3 Things to Avoid When Designing Your Health Plan

HR Best Practices | Smart Benefits

Quote, Select, Communicate, Enroll—a broad overview of the traditional process for delivering employer-sponsored health coverage. It worked in the past, but have shifting market conditions made this traditional purchasing model obsolete? It certainly hasn’t gotten easier for employers or employees, who, according to a recent study by Aetna, claim that picking health insurance is a greater challenge than parenting. That wasn’t always the case—something has changed. For today’s new market conditions, here are 3 things to avoid when designing your next health plan.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 5th, 2017

When Not to Pay NY Paid Family Leave Benefits to an Eligible Employee

NY Paid Family Leave

Short blog with a quick question and answer as we continue to provide NY Paid Fmaily Leave resources and information to employers. Let's get to it. There are several circumstances outlined in NY Paid Family Leave (PFL) legislation noting when the benefit is not payable to eligible employees. These include: Any time an employee is receiving full disability benefits under a claim for workers’ compensation, volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers’ benefits. That being said, if the employee is receiving partial disability payments, the amount of family leave benefits combined with the benefits under those laws may not exceed the employee’s average weekly wage (or state average weekly wage, whichever is lower). To an employee not employed or who is on administrative leave from his or her employment. To an employee currently receiving sick pay or paid time off from the employer; and For any day in which the claimant works at least part of the day during the same working hours as those for which family leave benefits are claimed. For more employer insights on navigating NY PFL regulations, read our blog, Employer Responsibilities for NY Paid Family Leave.

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By: Matt Ingold

June 8th, 2017

Are You Preparing for the NY School Business Official Drought?

HR Best Practices

“How many?!” I said in shock. I was sitting at the table preparing to deliver a presentation to a group of School Business Officials and administrators at their 2017 Training Conference (NYSASBO), and my friend and moderator, Steve Zautner, Business Manager of North Colonie School District, hit me with the stat. “You heard me right,” Steve assured, “In the next 5 years, 50% of NY State’s School Board Officials are expected to retire.” Wow! Without a doubt, this mass exodus of talent and experience is going to have an impact on schools across the state. If this proves true, school boards will be left with three options:

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By: Matt Ingold

May 10th, 2017

Benetech Unveils Municipal Workforce Management Technology

HR Technology

We aim to keep our blog focused on healthcare compliance news and developing trends in health benefit products and HR technology, but once in a blue moon we like to step into the spotlight to share some of our own developments. In April of 2017, Benetech began statewide promotion of its Municipal Workforce Management Package. The HR tech package targets the needs of those towns, villages, and cities that still perform much of their personnel administration though antiquated paper-based and manual tracking processes.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 4th, 2017

Three Benefits of Training Management Software

HR Best Practices

The demands of Human Capital Management (HCM) are rapidly expanding the roles of HR professionals beyond the traditional areas of employee welfare and compliance. Strategic HR Partners are expected to leverage HCM strategies to impact organizations in key performance areas of productivity, employee engagement, and skills development. But every strategic development comes with an administrative requirement to track investment and success. Yikes! This could mean yet another spreadsheet, but who has time for that? This blog explores the benefits of training management software, and how this tool can help strategic HR professionals focus on employee development and avoid getting caught up in further administrative tracking?

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By: Matt Ingold

March 8th, 2017

American Health Care Act Unveiled...What Does it Mean for Obamacare?

Healthcare Compliance

Yes, it’s true, the House Ways and Means Committee has released their portion of the Affordable Care Act “repeal and replace” bill. Already, this is generating a lot of churn and discussion in the media regarding individual and employer mandate reporting requirements for 2017. This is where we advise everyone to pause, and take a breath.

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By: Matt Ingold

February 27th, 2017

10 Ways to Prepare for a State Comptroller Payroll Audit

Compliance & Auditing | Payroll

While a necessary accountability measure, there are few things municipalities dread more than a visit from the State Comptroller. If unprepared, a routine audit can quickly monopolize the resources of already short-staffed town, village, and city administrative departments. So how can municipalities best prepare to for their next state comptroller audit? Auditor and Senior Examiner, William Naylor, of the NYS Comptroller’s Office shared a few insights at the 2017 New York Towns Conference.

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By: Matt Ingold

January 17th, 2017

Benetech Offers a New Approach for Better Payroll Customer Service

Workforce Management

You: Bee bop boo, beep beep bop, bo boo beep bop…ring…ring (you're dialing a number, use your imagination) Recorded Machine: "Hello. There are no available service representatives to take your call at present. Please enter your account ID, and someone will contact you in the next 24 hours. Your service ticket is #56920. Goodbye." Alright, so there is going to be a little bit of self-promotion peppered into this otherwise informative blog, but it certainly fits with our theme of sharing the latest trends in HR technology; one of them being a clamoring for improved payroll customer service. In this short blog we'll be discussing the ripple-effect of consequences that stem from poor payroll customer support. 

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