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Work Hard, Play Hard: Meet SRA’s Bryant Condie

Post written by Bryant Condie, Producer at SRA 

I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and earned an Economics degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Schifman Remley Associates, I worked as a benefits consultant for BCInsourcing, focusing mainly on selling worksite benefits to employees of large scale clients.

As a new Producer at SRA, I focus on identifying, soliciting, and closing new business…not only in the employee benefits space, but property and casualty as well. […]

April 1st, 2014|General Information|0 Comments

How Will The Kansas City Royals Be This Year?…By Kemer Quirk

Post written by Kemer Quirk, Account Coordinator at SRA

March Madness is here and the buzz around town is all basketball, but there’s another local team that is inching closer to the beginning of their season:
Yes, I’m speaking of our beloved Kansas City Royals.
I’ve been a Royals fan my entire life – born and raised in Kansas City – and with my father, Jamie Quirk, being a former Royal, it’s hard not to be a fan. The Royals have let me down before, really my whole life, being 24 and only witnessing 2 winning seasons, but I’m optimistic about 2014. As you can guess, with my background and who my father is, I get asked quite a bit “How will the Royals be this year?”

So here’s my outlook of the 2014 Royals: […]

March 24th, 2014|General Information|0 Comments

Affordable Care Act: 8 Q&A’s For Small Businesses

Post written by Kimberly Danders, Account Executive | HCR Guru | Maine-iac | Words With Friends Enthusiast | Runner | Avid Reader. Kim has expertise in the small group (2-50 employee space), and in particular, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses and their associates.  

Implementing a group health plan for a small business that complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could infuriate veteran workers going forward. With multiple delays and starts and stops by the Federal Government, consumers and employers are even more confused about their obligations. In addition, many veteran workers are discovering their premiums are increasing.

Here are 8 tips to help you navigate through the noise and confusion of the ACA and its impact on small businesses:
Am I required to provide insurance to my employees?
No. As an employer with less than 50 employees (full-time and full-time equivalents), you are not required to provide medical insurance to your employees nor would you be subject to a penalty for not providing insurance. […]

March 18th, 2014|Affordable Care Act, General Information|0 Comments

Lessons Learned From A Harley Ride Across America…By Michael Rodriguez

Post written by Michael Rodriguez, Commercial Lines Manager at SRA | Harley Rider | Insurance Geek | Supporter of-Bikers4Babies

Recently as the temperature struggled to climb above freezing, I took a minute to move my battery charger from my lawn tractor over to my Harley Davidson.  This got me thinking about how we all should recharge our life batteries every so often.

In October 2013, after returning from a 7 day, 8 state and 3,386 mile journey through what I deemed The Great Southwest on my Harley, I was fully charged up and ready for the busy end of 2013.  One thing I wasn’t ready for upon returning to work was an overwhelming request from associates to write a blog post about my time on the road.

I guess in a way it seemed strange to me, but recently I saw a fun fact about the third highest grossing film of 1969 (Easy Rider) and it all started making sense.  I’m merely guessing here, but I think my associates & roughly 30 million people in 1969 wanted to hear/see/learn more about an experience that only a few will ever tackle:
A two wheel journey across portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas. […]

March 9th, 2014|General Information|0 Comments

Part IV: Managing Chronic Disease In Employee Populations Saves Money, Helps People…By Matt Benge

Post written by Matt Benge, Consultant at SRA | Board Member | FIJI  | Competitor | Chiefs, Royals, Jayhawks Fan | Outdoorsman | Connector of people

This is the fourth and final blog of our “Consumer Engagement” series.  In parts I-III, we dove into the necessity of consumer driven health plans, identifying centers of value and the importance of preventive/primary care.  These pillars are key elements of employee engagement programs that every company should implement into its health insurance initiatives.

In our final blog, we examine the importance of managing chronic disease in employee populations. It’s a key initiative as employers try to level out costs surrounding their health and wellness benefits.

Companies that identify chronic ailments in their populations (you can probably name a bunch off the top your head!) and implement initiatives that educate, incentivize and regularly test employees, are ahead of the curve when it comes to managing these conditions.
Five common problem areas are tobacco usage, obesity, blood pressure, blood sugar control and hypertension. […]

March 2nd, 2014|General Information|0 Comments