Ben Reiland

  • How will oil prices following the surplus affect gasoline prices? We’re almost a month into the year and the question stands: what are gas prices going to look like in the coming year? Given the recent oil surplus and economic uncertainty, predictions are all over the board. We have a yearly average of $2.47 predicted…

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  • The right home care mileage reimbursement can help home healthcare companies Healthcare as an industry has come a long way. And not just since the invention of penicillin or washing hands. Improvements in technology and the introduction of artificial intelligence to automate administrative tasks has advanced health care a great deal in the last few…

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  • How Security Consulting Services Can Capitalize in 2019 You don’t need us to tell you that cybersecurity is in a good place. Following the data breaches of large consumer retailers and Equifax, cybersecurity is no longer a “nice to have.” Like safety belts and airbags in a vehicle, cybersecurity is a company essential. So, what…

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  • What’s the future of electric vehicles? Electric vehicles made recent news when Trump administration official Larry Kudlow announced their intent to remove subsidies for their purchase. This news might cause businesses providing company cars to their employees to pump the breaks on exploring the environmental future of their fleet. But there’s much more to the…

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  • Is your business services vehicle program benefitting your company? Whether or not your business services vehicle program works for you, you know the industry is a catch all. It includes companies as similar as marketing and advertising firms, or as different as cleaning services and security systems. They’re tied together by one simple fact. They…

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  • Oil Market Oversupply and Its Ramifications Remember how high gas prices were less than a month ago? Now a trip to the pump is far less painful. What happened that pushed the price down, besides another indication that the oil market is ever shifting and far from predictable? Well, in short, oil market oversupply. Oil…

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  • What the 2019 IRS Mileage Rate means for your company  As sure as snowfall in winter, the IRS announced the mileage rate of $0.58 for 2019. This rate impacts any company that has employees who drive for work. So, most companies. But what does this rate mean? How will it impact your business? Well that’s what this post is all about. …

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  • Trends that Contribute to Oil Market Volatility As mentioned in the previous Oil Check, the price of gas depends on a number of factors. Supply and demand has a large impact. Luckily for suppliers, demand outlook remains strong. But demand also depends on multiple factors that track with the state of the global economy. If…

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  • What is Crude Oil and Who Are the Top Producers? To kick off our first Oil Check post, we’re going to give a bit of background information on what goes into the price of gas and the top crude oil producers. We’ll start with the cost. Supply and demand are major factors. If the global…

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  • Illinois’ New Labor Law and Business Mileage Reimbursement Illinois recently passed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA). This amendment requires employers to reimburse their workers for “necessary” costs “directly related to services performed for [their] employer[s].” While this new law does not go into effect until January 1st of 2019,…

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