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  • Don't leave money on the table

    September 16, 2014

    Commentary: Voluntary benefits used to be nice-to-have, now they are must-have benefits, says columnist Nelson Griswold. To sell voluntary to the client, don’t ask, tell.


  • Critical illness voluntary benefits, mobile technology use expected to increase

    September 16, 2014

    As interest increases in employers offering voluntary benefits, a particularly large number of employers are beginning to add a more robust range of voluntary benefits to improve morale of existing employees and attract new talent.


  • 4 best practices for successful voluntary benefit participation

    September 14, 2014

    Voluntary benefits are increasingly seen by employers as an affordable way to fill gaps in benefit programs. According to legal solutions provider ARAG, four factors can play a critical role in the success of an employer's voluntary benefit participation.


  • Cisco implements cloud-based benefits administration software for global workforce

    September 10, 2014

    For U.S.-based multinational companies, administering and communicating benefit plans in multiple countries – each with its own regulatory regime and unique workplace culture – is no simple task.


  • CorpU partners with academics to tailor learning programs for employer needs

    September 5, 2014

    While online training and development courses may have a bad rap for being mundane, new strides are being taken to create more innovative and engaging programs with a focus on human achievement.


  • Better understanding of benefits helps both employee and employer

    September 4, 2014

    Employees aren’t shouting from the roof over how great their employer-sponsored benefits are. In fact, satisfaction is sitting at some of the lowest levels since 2008, according to new data released from Unum.


  • How to engage millennials with voluntary benefits

    September 3, 2014

    Commentary: Companies across America are scrambling to discover the secret formula for engaging the millennial generation with their benefits. Blogger Matt Burns unveils a few tips on how benefit advisers can help.


  • Employer, financial adviser partnerships key to growing life insurance market

    September 2, 2014

    New data reveals only 46% of middle-market consumers have individual life insurance, and that more than three quarters of consumers age 25-64 say they would benefit from more close guidance from financial services professionals in adding that important voluntary benefit.


  • Credit unions gain ground among millennials

    August 28, 2014

    Millennials took a big financial hit during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly, and a growing, under-utilized industry is hoping to build some new momentum.


  • The rising threat of medical identity theft

    August 22, 2014

    Commentary: In this digital information age, it’s imperative to closely guard personal information. If you pay attention to the news, you’re familiar with the concept of identity theft, the potential loss of financial information. However, there’s a new emerging type of identity theft — medical identity theft — and it can literally kill you. Here’s how your employees can protect themselves.


  • Who is EBA's Voluntary Adviser of the Year?

    August 20, 2014

    Sharla St. Rose, director of voluntary benefits at NFP Corporate Services, shares her passion for the product lines and why all brokers need to educate themselves on these benefits


  • 5 must-haves for life insurance enrollment meetings

    August 20, 2014

    Open enrollment season is a busy and important time of year for employers. Many employees are underinsured or unaware of the reasons they need life insurance. John West, director of product marketing at Standard Insurance Company, provides five focus areas for open enrollment meetings this year to ensure employees understand the need for the benefits and, ultimately, enroll in them.


  • Voluntary benefits help small businesses think big

    August 18, 2014

    Commentary: Blogger Rich Williams discusses how voluntary benefits can pay back big returns for your small employer clients in terms of employee retention and recruitment.


  • How to adjust your business to optimize voluntary sales

    August 6, 2014

    Commentary: Advisers are selling more voluntary benefits than in previous years, but as the number of employers considering these benefits in 2015 increases, ask yourself, are you prepared to sell these products and meet client needs?


  • Employers face litigation threat in FMLA cases

    August 6, 2014

    The costs of complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act are already large enough, but small employers must be vigilant of huge legal costs associated with inappropriate terminations.


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