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Best Economy Cars for 2021 & 2022

Best Economy Cars for 2021 & 2022

The short answer is an economy car is an automobile that is designed for low cost purchase and operation. Typical economy cars are small, light weight, and inexpensive to buy. Economy car designers are forced by stringent design constraints to be inventive. According to Edmunds, the most economical cars are those that consume the least amount of fuel. These are typically vehicles with hybrid powertrains. Hybrids can generate and store electricity for use while driving by harvesting the forces created during braking, or by siphoning small amounts of engine power.

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Hospitals are Required to Transparently Post Their Prices Online, But Are We Actually Seeing Them?

Hospitals are Required to Transparently Post Their Prices Online, But Are We Actually Seeing Them?

Many hospitals around the country have started sharing their prices online in compliance with a recent federal rule. Price variations are supposed to be available in stark black and white under a Trump administration price transparency rule that took effect at the start of this year. It requires hospitals to post a range of actual prices — everything from the rates they offer cash-paying customers to costs negotiated with insurers.

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To Recruit & Hire the Class of 2021, You Need to Boost Your Benefits

To Recruit & Hire the Class of 2021, You Need to Boost Your Benefits

Companies are facing the tightest labor market seen in decades, so they must compete in the fight for talent, and there is one feature that is often overlooked: employee benefits. The talent shortage the market is currently experiencing means qualified professionals have more choices than ever when it comes to their workplace, which is why companies must find ways to get creative with benefits and stand out from the competition. However, while many companies are offering sign-on bonuses, increased salaries or flashy perks to win over talent, meaningful benefits can outweigh them all.

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Can a Drought Cause Damage to My Home? Does Insurance Cover It?

Can a Drought Cause Damage to My Home? Does Insurance Cover It?

Droughts can be caused by a number of different factors and impact our communities, businesses, and lives in a number of ways. Fires, climate and weather changes are the biggest contributing factors. Prolonged droughts can have devastating economic consequences, especially farming and agriculture, which affects the economy as a whole. But beyond the large scale damage, droughts can have a much more personal and direct impact on California homeowners. The effects of a severe drought aren’t just limited to farmland – they can reach right up to your home’s door step, or more specifically, “beneath” your home!

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Webinar, June 8th: Post Pandemic Hiring: Top 10 Tips

Webinar, June 8th: Post Pandemic Hiring: Top 10 Tips

Please join us on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:30AM to 11AM (PDT) for our next webinar: “Post Pandemic Hiring: Top 10 Tips.” In this webinar, Sabrina Baker, CEO of Acacia HR Solutions will be discussing the unique situation companies are facing right now recruiting and hiring in a post pandemic world. Lack of talent, rising wages and an intensely competitive market make recruiting more challenging than it has been in years.

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California Motorcycle Enthusiasts: Enjoy the Spring! But Make Sure You’re Properly Insured

California Motorcycle Enthusiasts: Enjoy the Spring! But Make Sure You’re Properly Insured

Ah, the great outdoors. There’s nothing like Springtime in California. Scenic coastal rides overlooking the ocean… or mountain trips taking in the new spring blooms filled with color and radiance. The weather is still cool, yet warming up and absolutely beautiful. But, don’t forget those California requirements. You need the right motorcycle coverage and United Agencies can help get you the best insurance policy available for.

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Webinar, May 4th: The Great Disruption & its Aftermath: Economic Outlook Post-Pandemic, Post-Elections

Webinar, May 4th: The Great Disruption & its Aftermath: Economic Outlook Post-Pandemic, Post-Elections

Join us for a big picture perspective from Dr. Mira Farka on how the pandemic affected (and continues) to affect the economy, and how we are looking toward a brighter future through a V(accine) shaped recovery. While our short term outlook includes vaccines, government support, the grand re-opening, and a resilient recovery, we also have to consider the risks: inflation, asset bubbles, and federal debt.

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Important Facts to Know About the NEW COBRA Subsidy

Important Facts to Know About the NEW COBRA Subsidy

The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) contains a number of financial aid measures to help Americans coping with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a 100% subsidy of COBRA continuation coverage premiums for a period of up to six months.  The subsidy provisions are set forth at Title IX, Subsection F of ARPA, Section 9501, titled “Preserving health benefits for workers.”  The following fast facts on the COBRA subsidy will help employers prepare for more detailed guidance and model notices that are soon to follow from the Department of Labor.

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