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Michael Ross

Michael Ross is a software developer and graphic designer with 15 years of experience in the employee benefits field. Michael is an expert in user experience and enterprise software design. As the Chief Design Officer of Effortless Admin Inc., Michael is responsible for the overall user experience of the Effortless Admin product. Away from the office, Michael can be found planning his next adventure, or enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three boys.

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2020 in Review

2020 in Review

What a year 2020 has been! It is hard to believe it’s drawing to a close already. There isn't a single person who hasn't been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another this year, and…

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Digitizing Employee Benefits Administration

Digitizing Employee Benefits Administration

Some industries have taken advantage of distributed workforces for years. Tech companies, for example, have had time to experiment with different ways to effectively manage teams working remotely. Ready or not, 2020 has seen a major shift for many organizations towards having more of their workforce operating off-site. Today’s workplace communication and collaboration technologies like Slack, Zoom, Dialpad and…

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Why Employers ❤️ Effortless Admin

Why Employers ❤️ Effortless Admin

Your ability to effectively manage employee benefits should not be dependent on what benefit providers make up your plan at any given time. That’s ridiculous. Be independent with Effortless Admin and take control of your company benefits plan across all plan changes over time. Check out our latest video on why employers choose Effortless Admin.…

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Adopting a “Don't Make Me Think” Design Philosophy

Adopting a “Don't Make Me Think” Design Philosophy

User Experience (UX) design and User Interface (UI) design are both complex and multi-faceted software design disciplines. For those just starting out in their design career, or those who only wear these hats part-time, these disciplines can sometimes feel overwhelming. For a lot of small to midsize companies, having dedicated UX/UI professionals just isn't feasible. This doesn't, however, mean your organization can't develop engaging, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing designs.…

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Increase Employee Productivity and Satisfaction Through Exercise (at Work)

Increase Employee Productivity and Satisfaction Through Exercise (at Work)

We all know that exercise is good. It’s common knowledge that proper exercise can work to prevent weight gain and even help maintain weight loss. It is also well acknowledged that exercise can help to reduce the likelihood, and sometimes even prevent, certain diseases and health conditions. But did you know that regular exercise also helps improve your mood?…

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Eligible HSA Expenses List

Eligible HSA Expenses List

A Health Spending Account (HSA) is a group benefit that an employer can make available to its employees to cover eligible healthcare related expenses. Qualifying expenses are governed by the Canadian Income Tax Act. Need to know if an expense is covered? Checkout this handy table of eligible HSA expenses.…

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