Entries by Fred Gaffney

Small Groups Should Consider Minimum Premium Arrangements

From My Benefit Advisor Until recently, self-funding has only been a realistic option for larger groups.  Now, however, with the advent of “level funded” programs, small groups can obtain the advantages of traditional self-funding with the benefit of stable monthly costs. Level funding is worth considering for employers with 25 or more employees if the […]

Member News- July 14, 2021

PPL Customers are Benefiting from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) As of early June, PPL Electric Utilities customers received more than $1 million in utility payments through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance program representing 55% of the total utility assistance funds paid throughout the entire state.  PPL Electric Utilities is the front runner in […]

Employer Survey Shows Business Interest in Assisting Workers with Childcare, Flexible Scheduling to Support Families

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement upon the release of a joint report between the PA Chamber, PA Early Learning Investment Commission, and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania on childcare and the workforce: “Families have long strived to balance work and raising children. This tension was […]

Montour County Considering Solar Energy Development

The Montour County Commissioners are considering amendments to the County Zoning Ordinance that would allow for the development of solar energy systems in the townships that fall under the County’s Planning Commission. The proposed changes are in response to the Montour Solar One project in Derry and Anthony townships on land owned by Talen Energy […]

June Jobs Report Shows Need for Workers

By Curtis Dubay, Senior Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June jobs report topline numbers are great. Digging into the data shows that more work is still needed to increase our workforce so we can maximize the prolonged economic boom we are in the beginning stages of. The economy turned […]