Jeff LaCrosse

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7 Ways to Reduce Rising Healthcare Costs

Posted by Jeff LaCrosse

Nov 10, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Read Time: 3 Minutes 

With medical insurance premiums at all-time highs, and rising each year, it is important to identify and understand a few practices that would help keep premium costs down.  Here at Fusion, we have personally seen a rise in HMO employee-only premiums of 2.5x over the past 8 years with a current rate of inflation under 2%.  Medical costs, including insurance, have grown to be one of the most significant expenses for families.

The best way to keep your medical costs to a minimum is staying healthy.  Practicing a wellness lifestyle by both eating right and exercising remains the best way to live well, but there are many actions you can take to lower your health care costs beyond choosing affordable health insurance. Below find 7 tips on reducing these expenses:

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Topics: culture, accounting

3 Ways to Protect Your Business from Financial Fraud

Posted by Jeff LaCrosse

Sep 1, 2017 7:14:37 PM

Read Time: 2 Minutes, 30 Seconds

As technology evolves, financial fraud protection is becoming more and more of a necessity.  Increasingly elaborate and technically savvy methods of fraud are escalating their attempts to steal money from both companies and individuals.  Banks are seeing an alarming number of fraud cases with both paper checks and ACH transactions.  Checks are stolen from the mail and manipulated to deposit in fraudulent accounts.  ACH payments are being hacked in mere moments.  As our defense methods advance, so do the schemes and devices that try and manipulate them.

There are several methods of financial protection available, and choosing the right methods that suite how your business operates is crucial to avoid suffering from financial fraud. Consider implementing these three tips to avoid a financial disaster:

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Topics: accounting

4 Tips to Increase Manufacturing Cash Flow

Posted by Jeff LaCrosse

Mar 6, 2015 3:31:00 PM

As a contract manufacturer (CM), you’re focused on producing products, managing inventories, winning new business, and other critical activities that generate revenue. While these areas of focus are essential, CMs who effectively manage accounting activities are able to increase their manufacturing cash flow. Successfully increasing manufacturing cash flow is the key component that will allow you to invest in R&D, buy capital equipment, offer competitive prices, and take other important steps toward growth.

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Topics: contract manufacturer, original equipment manufacturer

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