TouchPoints: The Empyrean Blog

2018 Benefit Trends: How Trends are Shaping the Benefits Landscape

May 25th, 2018

In today’s tight talent market, benefits are an increasingly important factor in determining employee satisfaction and company success. Proactive HR leaders are staying ahead of the curve by empowering participants with personalized resources to meet their diverse needs. How does your approach compare?

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Empyrean CEO Rich Wolfe Named a 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

May 1st, 2018

The 2018 award marks the fourth year in a row that Empyrean’s CEO and Co-Founder has been the recipient of EY’s prestigious honor.

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Affordable Care Act Update 2018: ACA Requirements for Employers

April 5th, 2018

Over a year into the Trump presidency and the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still as unclear as ever, at least for employers. The Internal Revenue Service has made no move to alter companies’ ACA compliance and reporting requirements – even as the Individual Mandate becomes obsolete in 2019. And after years of promising penalties, the IRS is now actively pursuing fines for ACA non-compliance, which could end up impacting companies in a very big way.

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The 3 Essential Traits of Best-in-Class Benefits Administration Technology

March 2nd, 2018

Employee benefits can be a demanding part of your daily business – but this doesn’t have to be the case. A best-in-class benefits administration partner will give your team the boost needed to make the most out of each day. But what should you expect from a premier provider?

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Empyrean Wins Three Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

February 26th, 2018

Empyrean won awards in three categories of the 12th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is the company’s first year participating in the competition, which drew over 2,500 nominations from businesses and industries around the world.

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Wellness at Work: 3 Keys for Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Employees

February 12th, 2018

An engaging employee wellness program can bring about positive and lasting change that can benefit your workforce and your bottom line. But what is the best way to drive wellness success without burdening your team?

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Empyrean Named a Stevie Awards Finalist

January 19th, 2018

Empyrean is proud to be recognized as a finalist in three categories of the 2018 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

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5 Ways Benefits Administration Technology Enables HR Benefits Risk Management

December 8th, 2017

Staying ahead of risks is a critical priority for HR leaders, but ever-evolving regulations and shifting complexities make it challenging. Concerns can quickly spiral into major issues that are costly and time-consuming to resolve – but smarter solutions will help you take a more proactive approach to human resources risk management.

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ACA Update: How the GOP’s Tax Bill Will Impact Obamacare

December 1st, 2017

2017 has seen numerous attempts at repealing, replacing, or otherwise weakening the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite executive orders and several alternatives from members of Congress, Republican leaders were previously unable to implement changes to the landmark health care law. However, that has changed with the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a major bill that recently cleared the Senate.

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The Houston Business Journal has spotlighted Empyrean’s new headquarters

Houston Business Journal Highlights Empyrean’s New Houston Office

November 21st, 2017

The Houston Business Journal has spotlighted Empyrean’s new headquarters in a recent article.

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Increasing Benefits Engagement: Five Ways Technology Can Improve Employees’ Benefits Connection and Satisfaction

Increasing Benefits Engagement: Five Ways Technology Can Improve Employees’ Benefits Connection and Satisfaction

November 13th, 2017

Introduction

Benefits are one of the most important and influential factors affecting employees’ job satisfaction. 84% of employees that are highly satisfied with their benefits also say they are highly satisfied with their job.1

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Decision Support: How Benefits Administration Technology Enables Employees to Better Understand Their Coverage and Costs

October 23rd, 2017

Benefits administration technology is reshaping the way employees engage with their benefits – and decision support tools are a significant factor driving this change. To accommodate the needs of a diverse workforce, however, HR leaders must consider the quality and context of the resources they leverage.

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Energize Your Annual Enrollment: Five Tips to Engage, Educate, and Enable Your Employees for a Better Benefit Experience

September 28th, 2017

Annual enrollment (AE) is approaching fast. For all the time and effort HR teams dedicate to this yearly event, however, many employees remain disinterested or anxious when it comes to shopping for their benefits. How can you and your team ensure a successful annual enrollment?

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Empyrean Ranked as a Top Houston-Area Software Developer for the Second Year in a Row

September 22nd, 2017

The Houston Business Journal has named Empyrean as one of Houston’s largest business-to-business software developers for the second year in a row.

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Health Savings Accounts: Combining HSAs and Technology to Drive Greater Value to Your HDHP

September 21st, 2017

In response to rising pressures, many employers are turning to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to meet the needs of both their businesses and employees. Combined with an health savings account (HSA), an HDHP can prove to be a mutually beneficial option for both businesses and workers, but your success is dependent on how these options are strategically approached and supported.

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High Performance Networks: Leveraging Benefits Administration Technology to Support ACOs and Narrow Network Plans

September 13th, 2017

Introduction

HR leaders make it their mission to protect and provide for employees, most notably through the benefits they offer. Competitive coverage is not just critical for recruitment and retention purposes; it also has tremendous effects on the well-being and security of employees and their families. As health insurance premiums rise, however, the cost of this coverage continues to have a huge impact on employees’ wallets and companies’ bottom lines.

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Empyrean Named to the Inc. 5000 List for the 5th Year in a Row

August 17th, 2017

Empyrean was named to the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row. Fewer than a tenth of Inc. 5000 honorees achieve five years on the list – We’re proud of our growth over the course of our ten year history.

To make the list, companies must meet certain revenue requirements and be independent, privately held, for-profit, and U.S. based.

We are thrilled to be on the list again, and happy to be in good company with 184 other Houston-based companies. Houston Business Journal provided a nice synopsis of the Houston-area and Texas-based accomplishments of the Inc. 5000 list.

For more information, visit Inc. 5000 at https://www.inc.com/inc5000.



Empyrean Ranked as One of Houston’s Fastest Growing Companies for the Second Year in a Row

July 20th, 2017

The Houston Business Journal has honored Empyrean as one of Houston’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row.

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2017 Employee Benefit Trends Report

June 26th, 2017

Results from this year’s Empyrean Annual Enrollment survey indicates HR leaders’ growing interest in consumer-driven plans, as well as the need to maintain strategic control to adapt to rapid business changes.

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Empyrean’s Rich Wolfe Wins an Owler 2017 Top Rated CEO Award

May 30th, 2017

Empyrean CEO and Co-Founder Rich Wolfe has been named one of the year’s top rated CEOs by Owler.com.

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