Financial stress can affect employee productivity and while many employees say they understand the importance of saving for retirement, some say they canít afford to save or lack understanding about where or how to save.
Drafting a strategic plan is the first step to combat soaring health care expenses impacting employees and employers, many of whom are turning to wellness programs and private exchanges to control costs.
When addressing group disability coverage, brokers should speak of real-life situations to convey the importance of such plans.
Although President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act this week, many employers the legislation is intended to protect remain in limbo.
Amazon.com Inc. wants to know how its white- collar workers are feeling, and over the past few months, the online retailer has been ramping up efforts to get regular feedback from corporate staffers about their work environments.
The majority of growth in private exchanges into 2017 will be in the 100-999 employee segment, as companies seek to make defensive plays ahead of the Cadillac tax.
Multinational organizations want to centrally administer their benefits, however, companies are struggling with employee engagement and communication, new research finds.
The recent partnership is part of consolidation in the retirement space that will continue for the next three to five years, says Transamericaís Kent Callahan, who shares his insight on the Mercer deal, as well as his firmís relationship with brokers.
When performing due diligence, retirement plan fiduciaries must be aware of new SEC rules for the money market funds included in their 401(k) investment lineups.
Commentary: Employers need to tread carefully when developing policies regarding their employeesí use of social media. In particular, employers who have employees in multiple states should familiarize themselves with the rules governing the areas in which they operate.
More choice through private exchanges means more complexity for employers, employees and brokers. What can be done to improve the process for all involved?
New legislation introduced to the D.C. Council this week will boost paid leave to 16 weeks, putting the district among the top U.S. employers offering paid leave benefits.
With nearly two dozen CO-OPs created under the Affordable Care Act continuing their financial struggles, attention is turning toward why theyíre experiencing such difficulties.
Employees who donít factor health care costs into their retirement planning could be in for a rude awakening.
California becomes the first state in the country to mandate 45-day notice for any material changes to agent agreements. The law comes in response to two insurers cutting commission with little notice mid-enrollment season.
Offering minimum essential coverage plans not only helps employers stay compliant with the ACA, it can also provide solid compensation for brokers and can lead to gap coverage sales.
The tire and wheel retailer implements a telehealth option for employees, providing online access to care for minor ailments.
Advisers hoping to remain relevant in a changing health care and benefits landscape must shift product offerings to meet industry trends. Rick Lindquist, president of Zane Benefits, discusses 6 key industry trends to watch.
Everything from filling prescriptions to asking primary care questions can be done via online or over the phone, which can reduce medical claims, but only if employees are engaged in their plan.
Small-business 401(k) plan participants donít have access to the same tools and resources that participants in large plans have, which could be putting them at a retirement disadvantage.