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  • Top 25 companies for culture and values

    October 31, 2014

    A company’s culture and value system, which can include its employee benefit offerings and other perks, can make or break an employee’s job satisfaction. Here are the top companies for culture and values according to career site Glassdoor.com, based on employee reviews.


  • Advisers brace for ACA-induced Dec.1 renewal ripple effect

    October 30, 2014

    An onslaught of Dec. 1 renewal dates means premium rates remain steady for now, but advisers need to prepare for heavy 4th quarter workloads.


  • Private exchanges: 'Not a fad or flash in pan'

    October 30, 2014

    In a new series, EBA goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest, and how do brokers fit in the mix? First up: Don Garlitz, bswift's executive director of exchange solutions.


  • Issues group brokers face with voluntary sales

    October 29, 2014

    Commentary: Why group benefit brokers are behind the curve when it comes to voluntary benefit sales — and how to fix it.


  • Elements of a private exchange that appeal to employees

    VIDEO | October 29, 2014

    For employers who have done their due diligence on private exchanges, now is the time to “make the jump,” says HUB International’s Sibyl Bogardus. The chief compliance officer shares what employees appreciate about the private HIX platform.


  • State domestic violence laws increase employer responsibility

    October 29, 2014

    After Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the National Football League for violating his employer’s personal conduct policy, the issue of domestic violence has garnered much more attention from employers. Along the way, new laws are ensuring that victims are able to take time off work to deal with these issues.


  • Stalled career management programs damaging retention

    October 28, 2014

    Employers’ inability to provide clear and effective career management tracks may be forcing their more goal-oriented workers – the very employees they need to retain – to jump ship.


  • Have we done retirement plan participants a disservice?

    October 28, 2014

    Commentary: Columnist John Ludwig asks, with all the effort put into fee disclosures and the money to produce them; does it really help the participant in the end?


  • Benefit agencies plan tech spending spree

    October 28, 2014

    EBA’s first-ever technology survey reveals where benefit agencies plan to invest their IT dollars.


  • Creating content to grow your business

    October 22, 2014

    Commentary: Take this small step now, says consultant Wendy Keneipp, and become the feared competitor in your market.


  • 6 factors to consider when recruiting new brokers

    October 21, 2014

    A majority of insurance firms aren’t hiring enough new brokers/agents to grow their business. Reagan Consulting offers six factors to consider based on its recent recruiting and development study.


  • Early troubles have brokers predicting another bumpy road for 2015 federal exchange enrollment

    October 21, 2014

    CMS promises better, but brokers expect more disconnected phone calls, incorrect information and a difficult time processing applications for enrollment on Healthcare.gov.


  • Why ex-employees are a data security menace

    October 20, 2014

    A new report from business applications cloud-hosting vendor Intermedia, which contracted with Osterman Research to survey employees who recently left companies, finds they commonly retain some degree of access to corporate information.


  • Brokerage, tech firm partner on industry-first health app

    October 20, 2014

    Benefits firm WorkforceTactix and tech company Digital Health Innovations are using data analytics and an innovative health app to predict and prevent clients’ high-cost claims, increase transparency and rein in health care costs.


  • 6 dimensions of well-being in the workplace

    October 20, 2014

    Companies are waking up to the fact that supporting the emotional, physical and cognitive health of their employees makes sense — and affects their bottom line.


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