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Diligent preparation is crucial for successfully addressing the heavy scrutiny that long-term disability claims are facing, said Evan Schwartz, founding partner of Quadrino Schwartz.

One of an insurance company’s first steps with a long-term disability claim is conducting a recission review to examine a policyholder’s income and medical information for any misrepresentations, Schwartz said Sunday at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers Career Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego.[…] Continue Reading »

The Denver Post recently announced the results of its second annual Top Workplaces program. The rankings are based on over 32,000 employee surveys from 183 employers in the Denver area.

Employees scored employers on a wide range of areas, including appreciation of workers, company direction, confidence in senior leadership, workplace values and ethics, encouragement of ideas, competence of management, and pay and benefits.[…] Continue Reading »

The world can be a dangerous place, and no one is invulnerable against an unexpected injury or illness. Unfortunately, many workers don’t take measures to ensure that they can cope financially in the event that they can’t work for several months or longer. For some, gaining peace of mind is simply a matter of having a conversation with their human resources department to learn about the disability insurance available.[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post is by Alexandra Levit, author of “Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success.”

Today, it’s fashionable to say that you’re going to become an entrepreneur, that you’ll shun the corporate world to go out and start a business according to your own values and your own rules.[…] Continue Reading »

With more than a million Wal-Mart Stores employees nationwide, the company’s Lisa Thurber and her team are tasked with communicating with this massive workforce in a two-day dialogue.

At our BlogWell conference, Thurber took us behind the scenes of how they’re doing this with employee community MyWalmart.com, a forum that has more than 1.2 million users. A few of her take-aways: