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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Mari Wagner

The greatest badge of success for Mari Wagner is when her customers reach out and let her know how appreciative they are of her help and services. Mari is dependable, driven, committed, and enjoys meeting new people. Mari joined the National Insurance Services (NIS) team after working with NIS for several years on mutual clients benefit plans. She finds that NIS has similar values and mindset to her own. As an Account Manager, Mari works with schools, cities, and counties in the Midwest Region. She is a licensed insurance agent with a background in sales, wellness, managing insurance pools, marketing, and consulting.

Recent Articles by Mari Wagner

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The Future of AI in the Workplace

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Artificial intelligence (AI) took the world by storm in 2023, transforming the way organizations operate and make decisions. Many employers embraced this technology to streamline their...

The Physical and Mental Toll of High Health Care Costs

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Over half of consumers feel stress when paying medical bills and more than 9 in 10 say these payments have impacted their mental and physical health, according to a study from PayMedix....

Many Americans Downgrading Their Health Insurance Plans

1.5 minute read

According to the Nationwide Retirement Institute Health Care Costs in Retirement survey, many Americans aren’t confident in their ability to pay for health costs as they age. Over...

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Cybercrime and Employee Benefit Plans

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Every day, news headlines are filled with stories of data breaches and cyberattacks. Unfortunately, even employee benefits plans are not immune to these threats. In fact, they are...

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Americans’ Retirement Outlook

1.5 minute read

According to a recent Gallup poll, nonretired Americans’ expectation for a comfortable retirement has fallen 10% since 2021. This year has the most pessimistic retirement outlook...

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Trend and Its Impact on Health Plan Renewal Rates

2.5 minute read

Many employers lowered their claim costs during the COVID-19 pandemic due to people delaying their care. Now that utilization is increasing, medical plan costs are approaching...

Providing Financial Safety Nets for Employees

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Money is a top stressor for employees. Many are concerned about covering their living expenses and unexpected financial emergencies. When employees experience financial stress,...

ACA’s Preventative Care Mandate Reinstated

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Back in March, a U.S. District Court struck down the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventative care coverage requirements. The ruling stated that items or services with A or B ratings by...

6 Cost-cutting Tips for Employers

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Due to economic downturn and ongoing labor challenges, employers are searching for ways to save money. Being savvy can help employers identify areas to reduce expenses without...

2023 Voluntary Benefit Trends

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Voluntary benefits can be a great way for employers to round out their benefits package. They are beneficial to employees and their families, and many come with little to no cost to...