Commentary: October is National Depression Awareness Month. Jeff Guardalabene, a mental health case manager with Standard Insurance Company, offers these tips on how to help your employer clients navigate this important but often uncharted territory.
Tips to help benefit advisers, benefit managers, and other benefit professionals stand out (in a good way).
How offering employers solutions to employee engagement can earn you an agent of record letter.
What tricks and treats do you have lined up for your employees to help them manage the frequently conflicting personal and professional priorities that arise during the holiday season?
With consumers shopping online for nearly everything nowadays, benefit advisers should be rethinking their approach to selling insurance.
The one-size-fits-all communications approach is ending, but employee engagement is still an issue for many employers. Alison Davis, of employee communication firm Davis & Company, identified five root causes of deteriorating engagement, which she shared with attendees at this years Benefits Forum & Expo.
As the obesity epidemic and overall sedentary lifestyle continue to cripple the American workforce drastically increasing health care costs consider the inspirational words of Diana Nyad. The record-holding swimmer, who accomplished a near-impossible swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla., centers on one key message to help jump start the population: "Never, ever give up."
Targeting employee needs and purchasing preferences can boost engagement and enrollment with voluntary benefits. The way to personalize that message, experts say, is through the use of data analytics.
Tis the open enrollment season in the benefits world. For many benefit managers, that means stress, panic and very long days (and nights). But there are ways to make this time of year less frantic and more productive.
More than two dozen industry experts to share where employee benefit advising is heading and how to succeed during this time of change at EBA's Workplace Benefits Summit.
The Japanese have a business philosophy called the keiretsu. Here's how it could improve the way you operate.
The organizations on Working Mother magazines 100 Best Companies nurture employees careers with benefits such as flex time, advancement programs and paid leave to new parents.
What components go into a well-run private exchange? Don Garlitz, SVP at exchange provider bswift, shares the five 'C's to look for when considering a private exchange platform.
This year, New Hampshire became the 18th state to enact laws that promote employee and student privacy when it comes to employer access to personal online account information.
We all know that using data to make decisions is better than relying on assumptions and opinions. But we also know that exercise is better for us than kicking back with a stiff drink and watching television. Is that knowledge enough to make us choose exercise? Not usually -- unless we make a conscious effort to work it into our daily lives. People who exercise regularly tend to adopt habits such as putting their running shoes next to their bed or always working out at the same time, and data-driven people do the same thing. Here are five habits common among data-driven people. (Photo credit: iStock)