NorthBayBiz Magazine – November 2016

A Fresh Look at Benefits: What You Need to Know
by Stephen McNeil, GBA

You’re a brand new human resources director and you’ve been reviewing the benefits your company offers its employees. You’re immediately curious about several points: “Why is there no PPO (preferred provider organization) option to offer out-of-network benefits? Why aren’t we offering a vision plan? Should we be outsourcing our benefits administration?” These are great questions that aren’t asked nearly asked enough.  Read article here…

NorthBayBiz Magazine – November 2016

NorthBay biz Magazine asked business & community leaders to share their picks for young people making a difference & our Andrew McNeil, principal was chosen…

Andrew has led Arrow in embracing the concept of shifting his own company’s culture and is leading the charge by helping other employers do the same. His efforts resulted in many positive changes and are attracting a lot of promising talent to the employers he serves. Andrew believes that a unique company culture is what will attract and retain the workforce of the future.

Millennials want to feel good about where they work, believe in the purpose and mission of their employer, feel appreciated and have fun at the same time. To many millennials, this is worth more than money and traditional benefits. Companies late in figuring this out will have a hard time competing for the workforce they need. —Karen Alary, the Personnel Perspective

NorthBayBiz Magazine – January 2017

Article about Sonoma chapter co-founder & chair, Principal, Mariah Shields non-profit  – 100 Sonoma!

The concept is simple: Gather 100 people and have each one bring $100 to donate to a worthy nonprofit organization; invite three to five eligible nonprofits to present at the meeting; each nonprofit provides a one person, four- to five-minute oral presentation – each attending member of the giving group has one vote and must provide their $100 donation regardless of what organization wins; the nonprofit that secures the most votes is gifted the entire amount raised. Read entire article here…

NorthBayBiz Magazine – February 2017

Top 3 Questions to Make the Most out of your Dental Plan – by Jennifer Wardell & Stephen McNeil

For many dental patients, dental insurance annual maximums replenish on January 1.  To make sure you get the most bang for your buck on your dental plan, we recommend you ask these three vital questions before having any upcoming procedures.

North Bay Business Journal – March 2017

Arrow Benefits Group wins Community Philanthropy Award!

Giving back to the community where employees live and work is a hallmark of the Arrow Benefits Group. Arrow supported a number of nonprofits by contributing $100,000 in 2016. Many of the company’s 32 employees donate their time as volunteers, and managers and the ownership team have created innovative wellness programs while becoming personally involved. Arrow’s leaders are actively engaged in a variety of local projects in and around Petaluma, including portions of southern Sonoma County and northern Marin County. Read entire article here…

April 2017

Arrow’s Wellness Initiative CPR/First-aid community classes in the News!

Employee Benefit Advisor Magazine highlights, in this article from April 2017, the First aid classes offered on a quarterly basis to the community for free. Interview also talks about the impact of the classes and what it means to the community to have them available.

Read entire article here…

North Bay Business Journal – May 2017

We are honored to announce that our Managing Partner, Stephen McNeil was just awarded the North Bay Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award & interviewed by the paper.

They asked him about:

• Responsibilities with your company: Oversee day-to-day operations, finance, and Shared Services (FSA, Dental, and COBRA department)
• How do you exemplify the spirit of being a top Forty Under 40 professional?: I try and bring energy, fresh ideas, and innovation every day into an industry where these things have historically been deficient.
• Greatest professional challenge: Navigating our clients through a continually tumultuous time in American health care.

Read entire interview here…

May 2017

May 2017

Employee Benefit Advisor magazine interviews Arrow Benefits Group around the launch of the Culture Insights Program which develops personalized plans for employers to operate at their highest potential, using six key angles including, corporate purpose, mission, values, culture, HR and employee benefits. The program was inspired by a 2016 tour of by Andrew McNeil, Principal and adviser with Arrow Benefits Group. Another source of motivation was a survey the firm did of millennials, Gen-Xers and baby boomers.

Read entire article here…

May 2017

Principal Andrew McNeil interviewed by Employee Benefit Advisor in May 2017. The interview examines the work of this young innovator at Arrow and his leadership toward future trends for his industry and company.

Read entire article here…

The Press Democrat – June 2017

Petaluma company gives $100K for North Bay businesses’ AEDs

The latest effort to reduce Sonoma County deaths from cardiac arrest comes from a Petaluma company that recently pledged $100,000 to purchase automated external defibrillators for North Bay businesses. Stacy Gibbons, executive director of American Heart Association North Bay, called the move by Arrow Benefits Group “unprecedented.”

Arrow Benefits Group’s first foray into reducing cardiac arrest deaths was in late 2014, when the company asked the Petaluma Health Care District to teach its employees hands-only CPR. Read entire article here…