Employers that are considering incorporating wearable fitness devices into their wellness programs are facing important decisions about the cost of those devices, and must also be prepared to allay employees concerns about data security.
Gone are the days of hula chairs and ThighMasters at the desk, new technologies and wearable devices are playing into the benefits and wellness strategies of employers, Amy McDonough, Fitbits director of wellness, told conference goers at the 2014 Employee Benefits Forum & Expo, being held this week in Boca Raton, Fla.
What components go into a well-run private exchange? Don Garlitz, SVP at exchange provider bswift, shares the five 'C's to look for when considering a private exchange platform.
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. said its delaying the release of new health-tracking software that it has trumpeted as one of the main features of its new operating system for the iPhone and iPad.
Commentary: Evolving technologies are creating a major shift in the enrollment landscape. Brokers and benefit advisers hoping to offer clients customized solutions need to stay in the know.
Over the next decade, the changes in the market for healthcare services, and therefore the role of brokerages, will be dramatic.
Apples new and very high-profile entry into the wearable wellness game might make it the must-have status symbol of 2015, but cost and data security issues may create challenges for Apple Watch in benefits programs.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights website of large data breaches lists at least 89 major incidents of hacking, which have become much more prevalent during the past two years. Here is a look at some of the largest.
Dice.com published a list of the 10 fastest growing states for technology jobs. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Establishment Survey, Business and Professional Services, Computer Systems Design and Related Services, this list represents the growth for the first six months of 2014.
Its important for benefit agencies and businesses of all kinds to build a social media presence as a means to attract and retain clients. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid with social media and your company.
You already know that identity theft is a big problem. But did you know that identity thieves are now targeting children? Or that when your employees children are affected, its negative effects on your employees could have spill-over consequences for your business?
Dont miss this informative webinar with LegalShield EVP and President of LegalShield Business Solutions James Rosseau. Youll learn more about identity theft trends in the U.S., how it affects children, and some common misconceptions about the crime. Youll also learn how offering identity theft plans as part of your employees voluntary benefits package helps:
Commentary: Blogger Sam Fleet says that in addition to offering new services to current clients to expand your business, brokers can prospect through new mediums and social networking platforms.
Commentary: Addressing bswifts annual benefits study, CEO Rich Gallun identifies trends and provides insight into how organizations are using wellness initiatives, consumerism and technology to shift responsibility for benefit decision-making and management from employer to employee.
Despite all the technical glitches with Healthcare.gov and state-run exchanges during open enrollment, a large majority of Americans researching health plan options relied on websites for information, but supplemented their research with other outlets for answers, including brokers and advisers.
A major increase in the amount spent on HR tech is leading many employers to reexamine the ways they handle their entire HR workflow, and allowing many benefits managers a greatly expanded range of tools for personnel management.