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What is a SEG? Your Key to Credit Union Membership

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on May 1, 2019 9:44:00 AM

More than likely, your grandparents’ credit union was associated with a workplace. Tucked away in a corner of the plant or operated out of a co-worker’s home, these small financial institutions offered employees access to banking services that often could not be obtained elsewhere.

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Topics: Bank at Work

An Easy Way to Prepare for Open Enrollment 2019

Posted by Diana Burrell on Oct 24, 2018 9:13:00 AM

 Before the year's end, millions of Americans will be asked to make important decisions about their benefits packages, including healthcare benefits. Open Enrollment — also called Open Season and Annual Enrollment — is a period of time, often starting in November and ending in December, where employees can make changes to their healthcare benefits at will. (Open Season this year for federal employees runs from November 1 through December 15; it's one of the shorter seasons on record.) Once Open Enrollment ends, that's it:  you're locked into the benefits you have ... or don't have. The exception to this rule is if you experience a "life event," such as a birth, death, marriage, or a job loss.

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Topics: budget, Work, Bank at Work

What to Know About Your Corporate Credit Card

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Sep 7, 2017 3:07:12 PM

If your employer issues credit cards for business-related purposes, count yourself lucky. Depending on company policy, this provides workers like you with the flexibility to make essential purchases, such as airline tickets and company-related travel. It also relieves employees of the burden of using their own credit cards for such purchases, and it eliminates the wait time on company reimbursements. The downside? Be careful how you use the company card, because your job could be on the line. 

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Topics: Credit Card, Bank at Work

A Simple Plan That Rewards Your Employees

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on May 5, 2017 12:04:37 PM

We love it every time a new member joins Hanscom FCU. What’s even more powerful is when an entire company joins our Select Employee Group (SEG) program.

First, all employees get the benefit of credit union membership. At Hanscom FCU, that includes access to financial education tools, online banking, and over 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs, among other things.

Second, the company has an additional tool for recruitment, retention, and productivity. Financial stress can affect workers’ attendance and their focus on the job, so providing access to free financial counseling is a benefit for both you and your employees.

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Topics: Bank at Work

Lunch and Learn Seminars and Webinars

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 12, 2017 2:24:23 PM

Come to a seminar or register for a webinar for up-to-date information on hot financial topics. Taught by an expert from Hanscom FCU, these presentations pack a lot into 45 minutes.

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Topics: Financial Wellness, Bank at Work

Why Bank at Work? For Your Company and Your Staff

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 5, 2016 1:13:33 PM

We love it every time a new member joins Hanscom FCU. What’s even more powerful is when an entire company joins our Select Employee Group (SEG) program a Bank at Work opportunity. 

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Topics: Bank at Work

Your team is ready for Open Enrollment. Are you?

Posted by Maria Porto on Oct 23, 2015 3:57:13 PM

It’s Open Enrollment season and you’ve been preparing your department for weeks. You’ve studied the options, you’re prepared to answer questions, you’ve reviewed the instructions and procedures one last time. But, did you prepare your body for the stress? To make a success of this year’s Open Enrollment season, I have 8 stress-busters to help you and your team.

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Topics: Work, Business, Bank at Work

Your Employees Want to Hear About These 5 Topics

Posted by Maria Porto on Jan 20, 2015 2:41:00 PM

According to the 2014 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Financial Wellness at Work report, “In an economy where so many employees are stressed about money, providing talented workers with tools to address that stress can be a competitive edge.”

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Topics: Work, Business, Financial Wellness, Bank at Work

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