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Tailoring a voluntary benefits plan to better suit the very different needs of workers with entirely different generational goals and objectives can be challenging, but the payoff is better participation.
Commentary: The more companies we come in contact with, the more we hear this statement and the more we realize how much employers are relying on their broker, says Beverly Beattie.
With many employers moving to an online self-service model for benefits and with the rapid changes in the health care industry now more than ever, employees need an active guide to help them with their benefit selections and enrollment.
Commentary: The average working American is part of a financially fragile workforce and many are reacting to higher health insurance contributions that could spell long-term trouble, says voluntary specialist Tinker Kelly.
A companys culture and value system, which can include its employee benefit offerings and other perks, can make or break an employees job satisfaction. Here are the top companies for culture and values according to career site Glassdoor.com, based on employee reviews.
Its almost the end of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, but employers fully acknowledge the importance of disability insurance and absence management programs for employees. New research reveals how employers are using absence management programs and disability insurance benefits to help their employees get back to work.
Commentary: Why group benefit brokers are behind the curve when it comes to voluntary benefit sales and how to fix it.
Successful wellness programs share common characteristics, including health being promoted as a core business value, senior leadership involvement and the use of grassroots wellness champions.
Dan Macklin, co-founder and VP of business development at SoFi, outlines how the issue of student loan debt affects employers and why helping employees refinance these loans can pay dividends by way of increased loyalty and retention.
Commentary: Blogger Kevin Hilst shares tips for benefit advisers and professionals on how to make sure a vision RFP zeroes in on what distinguishes a great product from a commodity.
On the heels of news about Aon Hewitts estimated more than 1.2 million HIX enrollees exceeding its expectations for 2015, Bright Choices Exchange operator Liazon is crowing about its own expansion plans.
Using an electronic, cloud-based system to help with your open enrollment can allow employees to take the extra time to make sure they're getting the most out of your voluntary offerings.
A benefits manager may assume that health care coverage and insurance needs are easily covered as employees head off to international worksites, but preparing for accidents - or the complexity of global insurance rules - requires some extra forethought.
With the ACAs employer mandate on the horizon, many employers with part-time and variable hour employees are also re-evaluating their benefit offerings for part-time employees.
As a whole, Gen Y (ages 21-31) is very interested in obtaining financial protection through their employers' benefits offerings -- more so even than older generations.