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‘Exchange’ the way you think about employee benefits

first_imgAssuring your financial institution gets the most ROI out of your employee benefits programs can easily become quite an expensive and challenging endeavor. In fact, Gallagher’s own 2015 National Benchmarking Survey found that 62% of employers surveyed placed “controlling benefit costs” in their top three challenges. With rising, unsustainable healthcare costs, employers are looking for innovative ways to continue to offer benefits. The answer comes in the form of the private exchange.Private exchanges are employer-sponsored online platforms that allow employees to shop for health and welfare benefits. They afford employers the opportunity to offer a broad range of benefits, including medical, ancillary, and voluntary benefits to their employees through an interactive online portal. Private exchanges aim to help employers solve their benefits challenges by locating cost inefficiencies, driving sustained employee engagement, and easing the employer’s administrative burden, and they are accomplishing all of that.According to recent data reported by Gallagher, private exchanges lower the actuarial value of an employer’s benefits plan by an average of 4.3%. Also, Liazon’s 2015 Employer and Employee Survey reports that:70% of employers say that their exchange has helped control costs,96% of employees preferred to choose their own benefits (with 95% still being satisfied with their selections after a year), and67% of employers say their benefits administration has been streamlined.A recent Accenture study revealed that an estimated 6 million employees enrolled in their benefits through an employer-sponsored private exchange in 2015. This same report states that the number of employees enrolled in private exchanges is expected to double in 2016 and to reach 40 million enrollees by 2018. These figures demonstrate that private exchanges are due to become increasingly popular with employers and employees in the coming years.For more information about the positive impact of private exchanges on organizations and their employees, read Gallagher Benefit Services’ report containing data collected on enrollees of their private exchange, Gallagher Marketplace. 151SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ryan Norman Ryan Norman joined Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. in July 2012 as Area Vice President and Benefits Consultant. Ryan has led several key initiatives for Gallagher, including the development of Gallagher’… Web: www.ajg.com Detailslast_img read more

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Most-wanted list to go on civil registry to prevent further blunders, exploitation

first_img“With the integrated data, the fugitives’ records will spread quickly, and [this will] minimize their room for [escape],” Zudan said in a statement on Thursday.Zudan said that one of the reasons behind the data integration was the recent clandestine return of graft convict and fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra to the country.Djoko, who was convicted in the high-profile Bank Bali graft case, had been on the run for more than a decade since he fled the country in 2009. After entering the country undetected in early June, he managed to obtain a new electronic-ID and file a request for a court review of his conviction without being apprehended.The e-ID was allegedly issued with the authorization and personal involvement of former South Grogol subdistrict head Asep Subahan in South Jakarta. The Jakarta administration has dismissed Asep for abuse of authority and violations of the e-ID card issuance procedure. The Home Ministry will provide information about the nation’s most-wanted criminals – a list maintained by the Attorney’s General’s Office (AGO) – on the government’s civil registry to prevent further failures of enforcement and stop exploitation of the system by fugitives.Home Ministry population and civil registration director general Zudan Arif Fakhrulloh said that the ministry had received the most-wanted list from the AGO.The most-wanted list will be sent to population and civil registration offices throughout the country so that officers receive alerts about the legal status of fugitives if they request civil registration services. In late July, the police managed to track down and arrest Djoko in Malaysia with the help of the neighboring country’s police force.The integration of the data was also part of an agreement between the ministry and the AGO to use civil registry data in law enforcement. On Thursday, both agencies signed a letter of agreement to extend the cooperation that they had begun three years before.Zudan said the agreement had been made to give assistance to the AGO in law enforcement through the use of population data. According to agreement, the Population and Civil Registration Directorate General is allowed to give investigators access to 268 million personal data entries in the civil registry database, which include citizenship identification numbers (NIK), names and addresses.The investigators are also allowed to access the Directorate General’s database of 192 million citizen fingerprints and photographs for biometric recognition purposes. Zudan estimated that it would take a maximum of 20 seconds to match the fingerprint and face of an individual to an entry in the database, if the data had been recorded.Home Minister Tito Karnavian, a former National Police chief who was assigned to his current role in late 2019, said that access to the civil registry database had been beneficial for the police.”This is also true of the Attorney General’s Office [most-wanted list]. Especially for corruption cases, in terms of interrogation, examination and other techniques, population and civil registry data is very useful in accelerating our work,” said Tito.However, Tito warned that the data should be protected to prevent abuse and breaches.Attorney General ST Burhanuddin said in the statement that he appreciated the technological advancements and asked that prosecutors use the data selectively and only for investigation purposes.Topics :last_img read more

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Lakers lose 99-85 to Spurs as Clarkson gets first career start

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — It did not take long for the Lakers to adjust to life without Kobe Bryant.With Bryant possibly out for the 2014-15 season because of a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, Lakers coach Byron Scott appeared to immediately prioritized development over bottom-line results. With the Lakers losing 99-85 to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday at AT&T Center, there was little focus on the team’s season-high seventh consecutive defeat and its lack of answers for the Spurs’ Tony Parker (17 points), Kawhi Parker (15 points), Manu Ginobili (15 points) and Tim Duncan (14 points). Instead, most of the focus centered on Scott’s eighth starting lineup that featured rookie guard Jordan Clarkson, who posted a career-high 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, four assists and one turnover in 28 minutes in his first career start. Yet, Scott maintained he would have started Clarkson over Ronnie Price and Jeremy Lin even if Bryant stayed healthy.“We haven’t just scrapped the season and said let’s just try to develop our young guys,” Scott said. “We are still going to try and win basketball games. That’s the bottom line.”The Lakers (12-32) did not satisfy the bottom line, though they furthered their chances to keep their top-five protected draft pick. The team has the NBA’s fourth-worst record. “I thought I’d give Ronnie more of a look,” Scott said. “I know what Jeremy can do. The next game, it might be different.”Either way, it became an inevitable storyline. Lin has averaged 10.5 points on 43.6-percent shooting along with 4.5 assists in 25.7 minutes per game this season. But Scott has lamented about Lin’s inconsistency with his aggressiveness and playmaking. Lin will also become a free agent after the Lakers acquired him in a salary dump from Houston.“He just has to keep doing the things he was doing when he was playing,” Scott said of Lin. “It’s not like I’m not going to play him again. It’s more of a case of changing the lineup.”As for Clarkson? After San Antonio opened the game with nine straight points, Clarkson scored the team’s first four on a 19-foot jumper and a layup. In the third quarter, Clarkson converted a three-point play on a 3-on-1 fast break. Clarkson also sat by his locker before the game watching film on his laptop. “I’m just going to come back and go to work next day,” Clarkson said. “If I get another opportunity, I’m just going to play hard and try to do the same thing and put together a good game and get a win.” But the Lakers found positive signs with Clarkson’s emergence after he averaged 4.9 points on 38.8 percent shooting in 12.2 minutes through 21 appearances.“I am very happy with the way Jordan played,” Scott said. “He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn’t too big for him.”This all took place in Clarkson’s hometown, where he previously starred as a three-year letter-winner at Wagner High School. “It means a lot,” said Clarkson, who had 10 to 15 family members watching. “Hopefully I’m in the league for 10 to 15 years and I can look back and say my first start was at home.”Meanwhile, Price went scoreless on four shot attempts in 19 minutes. Lin did not appear because of a coach’s decision, the first time that happened in three years. Lin talked to one reporter afterwards, though most of the media was not informed the Lakers’ locker room was open during Scott’s press conference.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Photo library: Buildings and structures 5

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Rhodes Memorial, a monument to 19th-century politician and colonialist Cecil John Rhodes, sits high above the city. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Rhodes Memorial, a monument to 19th-century politician and colonialist Cecil John Rhodes, sits high above the city. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The University of Cape Town is a world-class institution. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The University of Cape Town is a world-class institution. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Arabella Sheraton Hotel at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, city centre. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Cape Town International Convention Centre, in the heart of the city’s commercial district. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Cape Town International Convention Centre in the heart of the city’s commercial district. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Civic Centre, the headquarters of the city’s administration. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Cape Town International Convention Centre in the heart of the city’s commercial district. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES: 5{loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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World no. 1 Simon Halep stunned in Sydney ahead of Australian Open

first_imgBut Barty was undaunted, using her signature court craft to break straight back and secure victory two games later.“It was extremely difficult conditions, very swirly down at court level. So I figured if I’m going to play Sim anytime, and it’s her first match, it was now. I was very happy to make the most of it,” said Barty.“I had nothing to lose out here so I just came out and played with freedom. I believed I could win.”Earlier in the week, Halep admitted the back injury that ended her 2018 season early was “very scary”, but said she had recovered and was feeling fit.The early finish to 2018 was a disappointing end to a spectacular season, which saw the 27-year-old secure the year-end number one ranking for the second year running.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion She got off to a stellar start, reaching the Australian Open final and went on to win the Shenzhen Open, the Rogers Cup and her debut Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Halep, the reigning French Open champion and 2018 Australian Open runner-up, had a bye through to the second round, meaning she heads to Melbourne Park for the opening Grand Slam of the year with just one game under her belt.Barty, who ended a breakthrough 2018 with a WTA title in Zhuhai and is now ranked 15, brought the momentum into the new year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShe had already accounted for another French Open winner, Jelena Ostapenko, in the opening round and had an extra gear against Halep, breaking serve twice to win the first set.Halep, without a coach after splitting with Darren Cahill who wanted to spend more time with his family, was first to break in the second set and had a chance to hold for 5-3. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READcenter_img Nikola Jokic gets another triple double to lead Nuggets to close win over Miami View comments Simona Halep of Romania hits the ball around her back to Ash Barty of Australia during their women’s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)World number one Simona Halep’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle.The Romanian hadn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for fast-rising Australian Ashleigh Barty, who scored the biggest win of her career 6-4, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

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Video: Dabo Swinney’s Passionate Halftime Speech To Clemson: “You Win With Class, You Lose With Class”

first_imgClemson players kneeling before Dabo Swinney giving a speech.ESPNThings are going pretty well for Clemson down in Miami. The Tigers took a 42-0 lead into halftime, and have tacked on another three points so far in the third quarter. CU has already started benching some starters, including quarterback Deshaun Watson. Interesting, at the beginning of the break, Dabo Swinney kept his team out on the field for a few minutes before sending them to the locker room. Video shows that he was giving a passionate speech, in which he tells his team that Clemson “wins with class” and “loses with class.” We’re not sure if Swinney was just issuing a reminder with his team up big, or if something happened with the Tigers. There was a dust-up during pregame warmups between the two teams. Either way, it is definitely interesting. Here’s a link to the video from ESPN, if the embed doesn’t load for mobile users: [TheBigLead]last_img read more

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Montreals Queer Performance Camp is a rare opportunity to create

first_imgAdvertisement Alexis O’Hara (Sigi Pablo)The workshops include “Hello Sunday Morning! Queer Rave Afterglow,” which runs the same morning that Trudeau and company gear up for the Pride Parade. Put on  by performer, choreographer and curator Andrew Tay (who will be very busy this weekend — he also has a show at Toronto’s SummerWorks), it’s described as “part dance party, part ritual, totally irrational,” which sounds like quite the event for a Sunday at 10 a.m. This weekend Montreal celebrates Pride, which will surely be anticipated by many thanks to Justin Trudeau’s first appearance in the parade as Prime Minister. But there’s a concurrent, brand new series of events being organized by a group of people with no official affiliation to Pride that is just as worthy of your attention.From today through August 15, Montreal’s Studio 303 is putting on the inaugural Queer Performance Camp, a non-commercial, non-corporate approach to community building that offers participants an opportunity to explore, create, perform and network through a series of daytime workshops facilitated by a wide range of “queer artist guides.” It’s open to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, though its focus is on providing a safe space where “queer is the dominant culture.”“I’ve wanted to do this for a while,” says Miriam Ginestier, General and Artistic Director at Studio 303. “It affirms Studio 303’s latent, queer identity. It’s part of our identity and we really need to have an event that says ‘queer’ out loud. It is a bit of a pilot project. But I think people are really excited about it and feel that it is necessary.” Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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Clippers walk off on DimeADog night

As if 10-cent hot dogs weren’t enough, the Columbus Clippers delivered a walk-off win for fans in attendance at Monday’s Dime-A-Dog Night at Huntington Park. Clippers second baseman Gregorio Petit hit a two-out, two-run double to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Columbus a 4-3 win over the visiting Indianapolis Indians. With runners on first and third and down to his last strike, Petit lined a 1-2 pitch from Indians reliever Tim Wood into left field sending Ryan Spilborghs home from third to tie the game. When Indianapolis left fielder Gorkys Hernandez failed to field the ball cleanly, it allowed Trevor Crowe, running on contact with two outs, to score all the way from first. “I knew I tied the game when it came off the bat,” Petit said after the game. “And when I saw Hernandez struggle with the ball, I knew we had Crowe at first and he can run.” With its back against the wall, Columbus needed Petit’s heroics to get the win, but it was the bullpen that kept the team in the game. “I thought our bullpen did a really good job of keeping us close and giving us a chance to win in the ninth,” Columbus manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “Hagadone, Ray and then Herrmann in the ninth, I thought that was the key.” Clippers starting pitcher Chris Seddon struggled out of the gates giving up a home run on the game’s second pitch. The left-hander allowed three runs on five hits in four innings of work, leaving the game with his team down 3-1. Columbus relievers Nick Hagadone, Chris Ray and Frank Herrmann combined for five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. Indianapolis starter Charlie Morton pitched well for the Indians, going seven-and-two-thirds innings. Down for rehab from Indianapolis’ parent team the Pittsburgh Pirates, Morton allowed one run on six hits, striking out eight. “You’ve got to give credit to (Morton),” Sarbaugh said. “He used all of his pitches effectively and we couldn’t really get anything going against him.” Morton kept the Clippers off the scoreboard for most of the game, but when he gave way to the bullpen, Columbus was able to capitalize, scoring three of its four runs in the ninth off Indians relievers. Kept in check for the better part of the night, the Clippers offense managed to come alive when it needed to. “That’s what fighters do right?” Petit, who was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before his game-winning double, said. “Fighters fight, and that’s how we are. We just battle the whole game and we never give up.” The game was the first Dime-A-Dog Night of the 2012 season. The promotion is usually held once a month at a Monday home game, but it will get special treatment because of the city of Columbus’ bicentennial this year. “It’s one of those Columbus traditions,” Clippers media director Joe Santry said. “And because of that, we’ll do it every Monday.” Columbus and Indianapolis play the second game of a four-game series Tuesday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The next scheduled Dime-A-Dog Night is Monday April 30. read more

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Bye week a chance to develop young players take time off

Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa celebrates during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorLife doesn’t stop for Ohio State football players when they get a week off, but it certainly slows down — especially for the upperclassmen.Coming off a 52-24 win against Maryland on Saturday, the Buckeyes have a week off before returning to the field at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 18. Coach Urban Meyer said he is taking the week to give some younger players heavier reps, while lightening the workload for experienced starters.“This (week) I am getting (freshman defensive lineman) Jalyn Holmes a million reps right now and some of the players have to get ready to go,” Meyer said Wednesday. “Some of them though — (senior defensive lineman Michael) Bennett, we have pulled off of him a little bit.”Along with Bennett, Meyer said sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa is getting fewer game-style reps in practice this week.Senior defensive lineman Steve Miller said the week off has been less intense than the Buckeyes’ first bye week of the season, and added it’s been a good chance to make sure some young players get the practice time they need.“It’s been more laid-back for this break,” Miller said Wednesday. “Just trying to get some of the young guys ready.”While the week off doesn’t mean the players can shut it down quite yet, the upcoming weekend without a game gives them a chance to get away. “We don’t practice on Sunday night because I want them to get out of here,” Meyer said. “(Freshman linebacker) Raekwon McMillan I know is going home to see his mom. He has earned that right to go do that.”McMillan played his high school football in Hinesville, Ga.But if players choose not to head home, Meyer said he wants them to keep football on their mind.“It is our second weekend (off). Some guys aren’t (going home) so maybe they will be over to coaches’ houses on Saturday and we are going to finalize plans,” he said. “I want them somewhere, if they are not going home, I want them around a coach.”Miller said he’ll likely be on the list of players who don’t have to spend their weekend with one of the OSU coaches.“I’m gonna probably go home, probably see my family and rest up,” Miller, a Canton, Ohio, native, said.Even though he gets a chance to spend some extra time with his family, Miller said the bye week doesn’t necessarily come at a good time for the Buckeyes.“It’s been strange, because it’s real early,” he said. “And we really aren’t that banged up yet, so it really (isn’t) that bad to be taking a break.”OSU’s first bye week came after a 66-0 win against Kent State in its third game of the season. That win shifted the team’s momentum after a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech the week before. Coming out of that week off, the Buckeyes’ offense posted 710 yards against Cincinnati before routing the Terrapins for a third consecutive win.Meyer said that first week off “came at the right time,” but added he doesn’t have the same feelings this time around.“You could see we played pretty well afterwards,” he said. “This one, I don’t know. All I know is it remains to be seen. It is uncomfortable to be honest with you.”Meyer said he has looked at past years, and there hasn’t been a time one of his teams has had two bye weeks so early in the season.While his coach isn’t quite excited to be taking a break, junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren said it hasn’t been all negative. Boren said he and others on the team have been fighting through minor injuries, so a week off can help them get healthy.“I think it’s working right now, and we’ll see how everything else works out,” he said.After the week off, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium to cap off homecoming week. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

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Di Maria refuses to rule out summer move

Di Maria refuses to rule out summer move

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving in the summer transfer window, despite admitting that he is happy at the clubDespite fears that the arrivals of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe may have caused him to become somewhat of a fringe player this season, Di Maria has enjoyed a superb third season at the French capital.The Argentine has shone in Neymar’s absence from the squad and he has had 21 goals and 15 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions.“When the club made those signings in the summer, I knew it would be tougher to win a place in the team,” Di Maria told France Football (via Ligue 1 website).“Not because I didn’t feel that I was capable, but because a player who signs for a club gets game time. It’s the same everywhere, be it here or in China. I knew it would work that way. There was a moment where I almost left, but the club didn’t want me to and so I stayed to help achieve the objectives.”The former Real Madrid and Manchester United winger is under contract at PSG until 2019 and is not against the idea of pursuing other options in the near future.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I’m very happy here, but the club needs to bring players in and to do that, they need to sell as well,” Di Maria explained.“So it’s impossible to say with 100 percent certainty whether or not I will stay. The decision is not entirely mine to make – it’s the clubs too. Both parties have to be on the same wavelength for things to continue.”Di Maria is certain that PSG’s decision to release Unai Emery at the end of the season does not have any bearing on his future.“It’s not the coach who decides a player’s future,” said the 30-year-old.“He can give his opinion, obviously, but in the end, it’s the club that decides who stays and who goes. Often, the coach doesn’t really get to have a say.”last_img read more

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