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  • We’re Moving!

    We’re Moving!

    Great news from RAM Benefits! We’re excited to announce our upcoming move to a new location that will allow us to serve you even better. As of April 29th, our new office will be conveniently located at 3500 American Blvd W, Suite 450 in Bloomington, MN 55431. This move signifies our commitment to growth and…

  • Empowering Baby Boomers: Building a Competitive Benefits Package

    Empowering Baby Boomers: Building a Competitive Benefits Package

    A Baby Boomer is someone born between 1946 and 1964. This generation is currently between 58 and 78 years old (in 2024).  They tend to have a strong, loyal work ethic and excel at face-to-face communication and building relationships with colleagues.  Boomers have a wealth of experience accumulated over long careers. They value jobs that…

  • Form 5500: What You Need To Know

    Form 5500: What You Need To Know

    Attention Employers: Don’t Miss Your Form 5500 Deadline! Here’s a simplified breakdown of what you need to know about filing your employee benefit plan report: Who Needs to File? Employers subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) with employee benefit plans, unless exempt. What to File? Form 5500 (annual report) for each employee benefit…

  • Investing in Health Prevention and Wellness: A Smart Bet

    Investing in Health Prevention and Wellness: A Smart Bet

    The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings truer than ever in today’s world. While reactive healthcare plays a crucial role in treating illness, a growing emphasis is being placed on the power of health prevention and wellness. Investing in preventive measures and promoting overall well-being isn’t just about…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Voluntary Life Insurance?

    Benefits 101: What Is Voluntary Life Insurance?

    Life Insurance at Work: Your Guide to Voluntary Coverage We all juggle life’s different responsibilities, and ensuring our loved ones are financially secure in case of our passing should be a top priority. Life insurance offers a safety net but typically the amount of coverage included as a standard company-paid life insurance policy isn’t enough…

  • Protect Your Mental Health with an EAP

    Protect Your Mental Health with an EAP

    Mental health isn’t just the absence of illness. It’s a continuum ranging from severe symptoms such as panic attacks and major depression to excellent mental strength and well-being. Sometimes you’re not ill, but you aren’t well either – and you need help.  If you’re feeling down about work or a problem in your life and…

  • Benefits Check-up: 6 Compliance Issues Affecting Your Clients’ Health

    Benefits Check-up: 6 Compliance Issues Affecting Your Clients’ Health

    A health plan is more than a product or service; it’s a relationship. All productive and healthy relationships—especially in the benefits space—rely on trust. When an employer extends trust in a broker or insurance carrier to purchase something as critical as healthcare—for people as critical as their workers and families—we’re obligated to raise all factors…

  • Compliance Recap April 2024

    Compliance Recap April 2024

    FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION BANS NON-COMPETE CLAUSES On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a rule banning most employers and employees from entering into non-compete clauses, effective 120 days post-publication in the Federal Register. This move aims to eliminate these clauses across all levels of workers, with a narrow exception for senior executives’ pre-existing agreements.…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Hospital Indemnity Insurance?

    Benefits 101: What Is Hospital Indemnity Insurance?

    No matter whether it is anticipated or unexpected, a hospital stay is expensive.  According to HealthCare.gov, the average 3-day hospital stay in the United States costs around $30,000.  Health insurance will cover some of the costs if you are admitted to the hospital, but you may have other out-of-pocket costs.  Hospital Indemnity Insurance can help…

  • 8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget

    8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget

    Free and low-cost employee benefits are perks that don’t cost you much financially. These perks are often simple to provide and help enhance an existing employee benefits package. Including non-traditional benefits in a job offer shows employees your values; they’re a promise to both current and potential employees that you’ll support them and treat them…