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Fringe Benefit Analysts® is a full-service insurance, consulting and employee benefits firm. We serve a wide range of businesses with best-in-class expertise, services and support for their benefit programs. Our clients are assured of accurate, consistent solutions, attention to detail, responsiveness and a high return-on-value for their benefits dollars. Fringe Benefits Analysts helps ‘calm the waters’ of the complex and sometimes overwhelming world of insurance benefits. Please enjoy our blog!

Family First Coronavirus Response Act

March 23 | 2020

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick […]

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Legacy of a Hero Remembered

March 4 | 2020

Some people choose a hero based on their acting abilities or musical talent. Others select a political or church leader as someone they aspire to emulate. Still there are others who pick a fictitious cartoon or science fiction character whom they fantasize as someone they would like to be. My hero passed away on Tuesday, […]

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Balancing Food and Fitness this Holiday Season

December 5 | 2019
By: Bill Olsen
Senior VP, Operations at United Benefit Advisors

With our busy lives and schedules, it can be difficult to find the right balance between food and fitness. The holidays compound the challenge even more. Between work and personal life, deadlines and sleep, indulgence and healthful eating, somewhere there is surely a balance! We’re here to show you how to do it. The holidays […]

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Is Dental Insurance Worth It?

November 27 | 2019

Is dental insurance worth it? Let’s take a look. Major dental work is expensive. As if the procedure itself isn’t already painful enough, a typical root canal will cost you somewhere around $1,200. And an extraction and single-tooth implant can run upwards of $6,000! With such exorbitant costs, dental insurance should be a no-brainer, right? […]

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What Are the Four Main Types of Employee Benefits?

September 4 | 2019

Some employers offer paid parental leave. Others provide tuition reimbursement. Yet others provide pet insurance for employees’ furry friends. Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia even pays its employees two months’ pay to leave their job and volunteer for a worthy cause. While these are all great employee perks provided by some companies, there are four types […]

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Sabbaticals Can Benefit Employees and Employers

July 22 | 2019
By: Bill Olsen
Senior VP, Operations at United Benefit Advisors

While many employees may be dreaming of a short summer vacation, others could have a longer block of time off in mind. Sabbaticals, whether paid or unpaid, are extended breaks from work without leaving a position. A sabbatical gives an employee the opportunity to take timeto travel, spend time with family, do something meaningful or volunteer, […]

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Fun Facts about Dental Health

July 22 | 2019

We know it’s important to take care of our teeth. But here are some interesting things to know about our pearly whites. Cashing in In 1950, the average gift from the tooth fairy was 25 cents per tooth. Now, the going rate is around $2.00.1 Your smile is truly unique Just like fingerprints, no two people have […]

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Outside-the-Box Ways to Spend Time Outdoors

May 30 | 2019
By: Bill Olsen
Senior VP, Operations at United Benefit Advisors

Fresh air and sunshine are good for our health, and being active in the outdoors is better yet. Even if you’re not an avid runner or cyclist, there are so many other wonderful ways to get the exercise you need while taking in the joys of nature, family, and friends. Here are a few ideas that might […]

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Seven Ways to Relieve Stress

May 24 | 2019

We live in an amazing modern world where technological advancements have made a distinct shift in how we live, work and play. The birth of the internet and all that has transpired since offers us a fantastic way to connect and experience the world like nothing ever before. We, humans, are quick to absorb these […]

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Ready to Spark Joy in Your Office

May 7 | 2019

The hit Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has set off a wave of house organization, purging, and general tidying. Many thrift stores and donation centers report being overwhelmed with bags and boxes of items recently filling American’s homes. What, though, of the workplace? Should a similar wave of de-cluttering and cleaning be happening […]

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