• 10 fastest growing states for technology jobs

    August 15, 2014 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.

  • 5 social media mistakes that cost you customers every day

    August 13, 2014

    It’s 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.

  • Discover Ways to Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft for Your Employees and Their Families

    August 13, 2014

    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?

    Don’t miss this informative webinar with LegalShield EVP and President of LegalShield Business Solutions James Rosseau. You’ll learn more about identity theft trends in the U.S., how it affects children, and some common misconceptions about the crime. You’ll also learn how offering identity theft plans as part of your employees’ voluntary benefits package helps:

    • Protect the children of your employees
    • Promote earlier recognition of a problem
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    • Reduce Risk
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  • Prospecting in the digital age: 5 easy steps

    July 23, 2014

    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.

  • 2014 benefit trends: 3 standout strategies

    July 9, 2014

    Commentary: Addressing bswift’s 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.

  • Brokers are best ACA exchange resource, survey says

    June 9, 2014

    Despite all the technical glitches with 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.

  • Maximizing the dollars being spent on benefits technology

    June 9, 2014

    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.

  • State laws ban employer access to workforce’s social media

    May 29, 2014

    Employers, including private companies and educational institutions, are being forcibly shut out of their employees’ social media accounts as privacy advocates push for more action from legislators.

  • Increasing number of employers want total compensation statements

    PODCAST | May 22, 2014

    Advisers should expect more employers asking for ways to facilitate and innovate around these reports. Don Garlitz, executive director of bswift Exchange Solutions, talks trends in transparency and flexibility in this space so brokers can be up to date.

  • This start-up could ‘disrupt’ the wellness game

    May 7, 2014

    A new app has hit the streets of New York, looking to maximize the gym reimbursements that are available but underutilized on many insurance plans.

  • Improve employee retirement outcomes with new technology

    PODCAST | May 6, 2014

    Transamerica Retirement Solutions' Jeremy Hersch discusses trends in new retirement technologies, including how benefit advisers can position these options to clients and employees alike.

  • Use technology to boost voluntary sales

    April 30, 2014

    Commentary: How brokers can select the right decision support tool to enhance voluntary sales, according to guest blogger Steve Adams.

  • Why benefits admin, private exchange capabilities should be merged

    April 29, 2014

    Commentary: Guest blogger Veer Gidwaney discusses the intersection of these two types of technologies that some believe are the future of the business.

  • Health care data security: It’s about more than money

    March 28, 2014

    Who should be concerned about health care data security?

  • Cloud-based recruiting software streamlines small business hiring

    March 20, 2014

    The 2013-2014 winter season has dumped record snow amounts on the northeastern United States, which has made it a rough go for public works agencies and employers to clean up. It also presented an opportunity for snowplow contracting service Xtreme Snow Pros to bulldoze its competition; however, the company was feeling increasingly hampered by its management and recruiting practices.

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