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Employees need disability insurance and most employers are offering a group solution. But what can be done to enhance employees adoption of their available coverage?
A first-of-its-kind ranking of 401(k) plans at the 250 biggest companies in the U.S. unveils which companies offer the most lucrative retirement benefits and those with the least lavish. Among the least generous are Facebook, Amazon.com, and Whole Foods. Here are the 35 companies with the most advantageous retirement offerings.
Commentary: Here are five important facts that can help free your clients and prospects from the burden of administration all while offering their employees more choice, more benefits and more value, according to guest blogger Scott Mardis.
Benefit advisers and their employer clients are in a unique position to help the newest members of the workforce overcome investment fears and prepare for retirement.
Commentary: Learn about why you may be failing at cross-selling voluntary from columnist Nelson Griswold, and how to fix it.
Few small business employees say they are satisfied with their companys benefit offerings revealing a need for benefit advisers to work with employers to create more comprehensive benefit packages with employee needs in mind.
Road to Workplace Benefits Mania: Ahead of the July conference, speaker Donald Rowe discusses why you need something new to talk about with clients and how there's a product that no one is too old, too sick, too tall, too short or too anything to be eligible for.
Road to Workplace Benefits Mania: Ahead of the July conference, speaker Phyllis Falotico discusses why its important for brokers and carriers alike to help employers evolve the experience of voluntary benefits from just providing access to products to driving awareness of the need to their employees.
Paul S. Amos, who co-founded Aflac Inc. with his brothers and helped build it into the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, has died. He was 88
If it smells like a benefit plan, you likely have to follow ERISA, said one speaker at the National Association of Health Underwriters annual convention in Scottsdale, Ariz. Here are some general tips benefit advisers need to know about complying with this law, for your clients and their employees alike.
Commentary: Columnist Nelson Griswold explores the value of selling this product line for benefit brokers and advisers.
Although most employers review retirement plan costs annually, many are not assessing fees evenly across all asset classes and thats where benefit advisers come in.
Despite time away from work being a key ingredient to work-life balance, many Americans dont take full advantage of their paid vacation benefits. Fifty-nine percent of respondents to a recent survey by Purchasing Power said they left at least one paid time off day unused at the end of last year, while 35% of them left five days or more. Here are five ways benefits professionals can help end Americas vacation deprivation from Vitesse Consultings Shani Magosky, and one new voluntary benefit to consider.
Given that hospital charges currently represent about a third of the $2.7 trillion annual U.S. health care bill, employers may want to consider offering hospital indemnity insurance as a voluntary benefit. When an employer is reviewing these plans, there are several important features to look for.
Benefit advisers are poised to close the gap between employers need to control health costs and comply with the health law and employees lack of interest in taking ownership of their health care choices.