54 Archery Club Road New Ringgold, PA 17960

(570) 386-4574 info@straussinsurance.com

Archives

Qualify for Group Health Insurance in PA

Does Your Company Qualify for Group Health Insurance?

Interest in Group Health Plans is on the Rise There are some major advantages to group health insurance versus an individual policy. First, group plans are now far less expensive than individual coverage, at least in Pennsylvania. Check out this example quote comparison report to see for yourself! Next, a company health plan can […]

Read More
Common but Costly Compliance Mistakes

3 Common but Costly Compliance Mistakes

When the compliance police come knocking According to a recent interview with a leading Pennsylvania payroll company, there was a 300% increase in small business compliance audits in 2016. And the trend is likely to continue this year. While there are plenty of regulations to consider, we wanted to focus on […]

Read More
New Health Insurance Options for PA Small Businesses

New Health Insurance Options for PA Small Businesses

A light at the end of the tunnel Finally, after 6 years of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new health insurance options for PA small businesses are starting to pop up. And just in time too, since our local insurance market was beginning to look quite grim. Why PA Needs New Health […]

Read More
Hire Better Employees

Hire Better Employees with these 3 Tech Savvy Tips

#1 Challenge for Small Businesses Let’s face it, hiring new employees is both time consuming and expensive. A recent article from Inc.com listed it as the number one challenge facing small businesses today. While hiring itself is important, it’s even more crucial that you hire the right people. Otherwise you’ll be looking for their replacements before you […]

Read More
lightbulb - stand out among crowd

5 Easy Tips to Help Your Benefits Stand Out!

Why do you offer benefits? New recruits and current employees alike often compare health insurance packages when deciding on a new job. Therefore small businesses that offer the right coverages are more likely to attract and retain high quality employees. So we wanted to share a few tips that will help make your benefits package […]

Read More

Does your business have an employee handbook?

Uniform policy, sick days, benefit options… all in one place! An employee asks “how many vacation days do I have left?”. This seemingly harmless questions will cause many small business owners anxiety. The nervous employer may wonder: How many vacation days do we give employees? Does the amount increase after […]

Read More

Hidden Gems of the ACA

If you had the time to read through the 2,300 page health care reform bill you might be surprised that it is not all bad, or good for that matter. However we have been reading not only the bill but also the plethora of articles, both in print and on […]

Read More

Understanding Secondary Insurance

Is it better to be covered by two health insurance policies? We get asked this question more often than you would think. Two common scenarios are; a couple who is offered coverage by both of their employers or a child that is eligible to go on both of their parent’s […]

Read More

Is Your Employee Benefits Broker Benefiting You?

Many non-business owners look at larger employers with a jealous eye. They see the power, assets and the social status of these entrepreneurs and would like to have such things for themselves. What they don’t see are the headaches, long hours, responsibilities and pressure that such a person is subject […]

Read More
Pennsylvania Mini COBRA - Snake

Pennsylvania Mini COBRA for Small Employers

Are You Compliant with PENNSYLVANIA mini COBRA? The Pennsylvania Mini COBRA laws have been on the books for a few years now. Yet many small employers in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are either not aware or simply ignoring the new requirements. Below is a short guide to the relatively new law that […]

Read More