Category Archive for "Healthcare Benefits"

Paid Family Leave Is Coming to New York

James Stovall

If you haven’t heard yet, New York State has now enacted the first-of-its-kind paid family leave policy. The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law will allow eligible employees to take paid family leave to bond with a new child,…

Open Enrollment Headache? Educate Yourself Now to Pick the Right Medical Plan

James Stovall

If you receive health insurance through your job, your last benefits open enrollment period has probably faded to a distant memory. Instead of forgetting about your benefits until the next enrollment window, start educating yourself now to ensure you have…

Reverse the Curse of the Community Rating Law

James Stovall

  As we head into the cold winter months, small businesses, nonprofits and schools across New York State renewing their health insurance are collectively gasping at the sting of increased health insurance rates –a whopping 30-40% for many organizations. This…

Starting a School: Lessons from a Charter School Veteran

About our contributing author, Steve Zimmerman     Co-Director of the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools (“C3S”). Steve has founded two charter schools in Queens—Our World Neighborhood Charter School, where he served as board chairman for five years and, most…

This Is Not Your Mother’s Benefit Plan (And That’s Okay)

Across all age groups, employee benefits are becoming a more important factor determining where people choose to work. In 2012, for example, only 28% of respondents in Metlife’s annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study said that benefits were an important…

Thinking Outside The Benefits Box

Oh to be a high tech firm in Silicon Valley — where over-the-top perks are as common as cash! While very few schools have the kinds of budgets that can offer foosball tables or free on-site pet sitting for Mrs….

YOU DON’T NEED ANOTHER HAT. YOU NEED A LITTLE HELP.

Whether you are an executive director, director of operations, or a Principal of a school, effective school leadership requires us to face the reality that when resources are stretched, it’s the kids  — and their educations — that suffer. But…

How David Beat Goliath (And Kept His Healthcare Costs Down!)

If you are an administrator at a school with under 100 employees, you surely know by now that reducing your healthcare spending, or even keeping it relatively flat, takes some deft maneuvering and perhaps more than a few deep breaths….

3 SURPRISINGLY EASY WAYS TO REDUCE TEACHER TURNOVER

Let’s start with a little good news, bad news. According to a study conducted by Richard Ingersoll, Ph.D., professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, 200,000 new hires join the teaching force every year – and that…

How Much Will The Affordable Care Act Affect Group Insurance for Charter Schools?

Charter school benefits can cover a range of options for teachers, including retirement plans, paid leave, vacation days and much more. It's not uncommon for facilities to offer health insurance plans either, especially with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…