Commentary: As open enrollment season moves into full swing, columnist John Ludwig turns your focus to financial wellness, a growing concern for employers.
Commentary: Is your agency ready for 2015? Columnist Nelson Griswold shows how an in-depth analysis of a firm's strengths and weaknesses can help set goals for the new year.
In the midterm elections, a majority of Massachusetts voters checked yes for Question 4 on their ballot a measure that calls for employers with 11 or more employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick time per calendar year. Companies with fewer than 11 employees will have to provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time.
Numerous states and cities across the country decided during last weeks midterm elections to raise their minimum wage, which has legal and retail employment experts predicting changes to other benefits could occur as a result.
Rather than ignoring emails, employees may be more inclined to remember to take part in health offerings such as immunization clinics if notices are sent out via text messages - given our text-obsessed culture.
A recent Reagan Consulting study found that independent insurance brokers are under-hiring, new employees are struggling and a huge majority of new hires come from within the industry.
Commentary: Targeting the small employer in todays benefit landscape requires specific resources and knowledge from a benefit adviser. Columnist Jack Kwicien unveils what considerations to make when addressing the needs of your small employer clients.
Depression in the workplace can affect anyone and it takes an emotional toll on those affected, and can also have a significant financial toll on employers. A new program developed by the American Psychiatric Foundation and Employers Health Coalition aims to provide both employers and employees with the tools needed to help combat depression in the workplace.
There are many Affordable Care Act requirements that employer clients must keep track of, and a benefit administration system can be the answer. But how exactly do they help, and what role does an adviser play in the process? Watch as Beverly Beattie, CEO of Selden Beattie Benefit Advisors, and Jamie Hawkins, CEO of Benefit Technology Resources LLC, share why an adviser is the quarterback in this process and how to pick the right system.
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.
Acquired by Towers Watson in November 2013, private exchange provider Liazon is navigating a unique space. It is both owned by a consultancy and used by that firms competitors. Alan Cohen, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Liazon, discusses how all brokers fit into the exchange equation and what, in his view, makes an exchange, an exchange.
Tens of thousands of troops have returned to the U.S. in the past several years after serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. As Veterans Day approaches, its a good time for employers to reflect on the importance of hiring veterans and helping them adjust to the civilian workforce.
Michael Kapustin is a senior vice president with Brown & Browns Alpha Benefit Division outside of Philadelphia, Pa.
Despite the past two decades of employer efforts to improve gender diversity and equality in the workplace, women remain underrepresented at most levels in the workforce and are not progressing in their careers.
Open enrollment season is designed to not only allow employees to make changes to their plans, but also to educate them. Likewise, employers and advisers should use the fourth quarter as an opportunity to stay abreast of the latest changes in health care plans. Here are six trends to watch for during the 2014-2015 open enrollment season.