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Don’t Let Cutting Healthcare Costs Eclipse Your Talent Management Strategy

As the moon crossed in front of the sun on Monday here in our hometown of Hunt Valley, Maryland, we at Armada could not deny that we too were feeling the eclipse frenzy that had taken hold across the country. The total solar eclipse may have passed, but it’s inspired us to write this blog [...]

August 23rd, 2017|All, Health & Business|0 Comments

Back to School, Sports Injuries and Specialists: TopDoc Connect Member Story

We are approaching back to school season, which means tons of preparation. School supplies, new clothes, dorm room necessities, lunch box favorites. These are all items you can check off a list, but how do you prepare for something you don’t see coming? For TJ, his freshman year of college started with a painful lacrosse [...]

August 16th, 2017|All, Specialty Care, Timely Topics|0 Comments

3 Things You Can Learn About Health Benefits from the Pumpkin Spice Latte

To me, the worst thing about August is that it pretty much gets skipped right over. By now, people are tired of the heat and are craving the relief of the crisp fall air and their cozy sweaters. Believe it or not, I’ve already seen Halloween decorations decking the shelves of my local grocery store. [...]

What to Pack for Your Benefits Picnic

We’ve reached the middle of summer, which means there are only a few more months until brokers begin heading back into the busiest benefits season. Evaluating current plans, introducing new ones, crafting benefits structures that meet the cost and coverage needs of employers. It’s all just around the corner. But for now, it’s still summer. [...]

Rock the Boat: A Call for Bold Brokers

In an era where one-size-fits-all dominate the health insurance market (even though we all know one size so evidently does not fit all), it’s clear that to have a successful benefits structure, you’ve got to break out of that mold. Pull Ahead of the Fleet With unemployment rates down, job opportunities booming, turnover rates rising [...]

HR Challenges Topping the List for 2017

HR’s roles range from interviewing potential employees to dealing with employee conduct issues. But one of the most daunting duties HR faces is talent management. Here are the top contributing challenges. Tight Talent Market Think back to the early 2000s: employers were dealing with a huge talent pool because unemployment rates were so high. This [...]

July 12th, 2017|All, Health & Business|0 Comments

Flexible Coverage: See the Difference

When it comes to health expenses and needs, everyone is different. So based on your health stage, life stage and family, the amount and kind of coverage you’ll need is going to vary. Unfortunately, one-size-fits-all primary plans aren’t built to handle these variances. This leaves gaps and holes in coverage because primary plans lack the [...]

Job-Hopping: A Trend for All Ages

Often considered a millennial trait, job-hopping has been on the rise. In fact, older employees (55-65) are doing it almost as much as millennials themselves! Once considered career suicide, job-hopping is now a mainstream occurrence, and, if done correctly, sometimes advantageous. Some call it the new way of climbing the corporate ladder. While no set [...]

June 28th, 2017|All, Health & Business, Timely Topics|0 Comments

Preparing for the Ultimate Adventure

Travel is changing. Vacationers are expanding their sights from routine travel destinations, like Martha’s Vineyard, London and New York, to locations a bit more ‘off the beaten path.’ Exploration Visiting underdeveloped countries is increasing in popularity. Another growing trend among vacationers is to explore places they’ve never been to before rather than return to an [...]

June 21st, 2017|All, Travel Safety|0 Comments

June Webinars for Brokers

At Armada, we strive to help brokers get to know us better, as well as learn about the benefits industry. One way we do this is by offering live webinars that you can attend via the Internet! We typically hold at least two 30-minute webinars a month, but June’s webinar schedule is especially packed with [...]