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  • How to get Gen Y to take action on disability benefits

    September 23, 2014

    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.


  • Is education care the new elder care?

    September 22, 2014

    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 make long-term care insurance more affordable

    September 22, 2014

    New plan designs mean "real opportunity" for sales to a key demographic in the long-term care market.


  • Boost voluntary benefit sales

    September 18, 2014

    Having a growing and profitable voluntary business will be a key to survival for many brokers in the health reform era.


  • 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


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