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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.
When West Pharmaceutical Services, a medical device company headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, surveyed employees at its corporate head office, it found that roughly 8% of the 400 employees at that location were interested in either receiving more information about special-needs education or receiving immediate help to navigate the school system for their special-needs child.
New plan designs mean "real opportunity" for sales to a key demographic in the long-term care market.
Having a growing and profitable voluntary business will be a key to survival for many brokers in the health reform era.
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, dont ask, tell.