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Lauren Fifield

Lauren is a health tech veteran and a licensed producer of accident, health, and life insurance. She currently leads benefits advising and operations at Gusto. You can get in touch with Lauren here.

A New, Personalized Way for Small Businesses to Offer Health Benefits

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Health insurance keeps people and their families healthy, yet over 70 percent of small businesses today do not offer benefits. That’s millions of businesses whose employees are on their own when it comes to insurance. After talking to hundreds of small business owners, we discovered that they feel overwhelmed by the arduous process of setting […]

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Disruption Breaks Things: Why Compliance is the First Step to True Innovation


Move fast, break things, and bam. Out pops a unicorn. Being called a disruptor gives you major street cred in Silicon Valley. In fact, the startup buzzword has even crept to Washington, with Hillary Clinton recently calling on entrepreneurs to “disrupt” one of the biggest threats of them all — ISIS. People sling the word around […]

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What Should My Health Insurance Broker Really Be Doing?


So you just hired a broker to steer you toward benefits bliss. But how do you know if they’re really making health care painless for your team? These seven questions will help you decide.

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How to Speak Health Care: A Quick Glossary for Employers


Words help us unlock the world. But if the words swirling around in your head are about health insurance, there’s a chance they’re just leaving you utterly confused. When you offer health care, understanding the lingo is what enables you and your team to make the best possible choices. And that’s why we’re here today. […]

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The Top Questions Your Employees Will Ask About Benefits (And How to Answer Them)


Do you freeze whenever someone asks you about benefits? You’re not alone. To make things a little easier, use this Q&A to quickly surface answers for whatever questions come your way.

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How to Outsmart Winter with Your Health Benefits


Good news: you can win the winter game. During all the frost and family time, things can inevitably get stressful. Fortunately, there are a bunch of ways you can stay healthy as the year winds to a close. In this piece, we’ll show you how to make the most of winter with the benefits you […]

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