Employee Benefit Views
  • Tailoring voluntary benefits to meet employees' generational needs

    November 21, 2014

    Tailoring a voluntary benefits plan to better suit the very different needs of workers with entirely different generational goals and objectives can be challenging, but the payoff is better participation.

    Posted by Elizabeth Halkos at 11:46AM. Comments (0)
  • Considering new benefits technology to boost the employee experience

    November 21, 2014

    Applying the appropriate technology to boost benefits engagement may also require managers considering that technology in light of consumerism, compliance, cost and culture.

    Posted by Chris Ryan at 12:13PM. Comments (0)
  • Investment process matters more than performance

    November 20, 2014

    Sound investment advice is hard to come by. Here are four ways to tell if you and your investment committee are getting good investment advice from your adviser.

    Posted by Robert C. Lawton at 12:06PM. Comments (2)
  • Adopting benefits administration technology: What employers need to know

    November 19, 2014

    Any benefits technology employers adopt should always engage and educate employees throughout the entire benefit experience. Donít offer access to technology simply for technologyís sake.

    Posted by Andrew Brickman at 09:13AM. Comments (0)
  • 4 retirement plan design trends to watch in 2015

    November 18, 2014

    Plan design plays a significant role in the success of a 401(k) plan, and there are opportunities for design to be catered to better suit employee needs and retirement objectives.

    Posted by Geno Cufone at 08:12AM. Comments (1)
  • Is your wellness program on the right side of the law?

    November 10, 2014

    While employee wellness programs have been around for almost two decades, itís only been in the last five or so years that these efforts have gained traction, with little to no clear rules or guidance surrounding these programs.

    Posted by Lauren Chana, Esq. at 02:31PM. Comments (1)
  • The fall of options and rise of equity comp

    November 7, 2014

    Though once a critical component of competitive compensation, in the not too distant future it could be a rare thing to hear folks talking about options packages.

    Posted by Adam Colon at 10:11AM. Comments (0)
  • Reducing the cost of medical mistakes: a work in progress

    November 6, 2014

    Despite the efforts of patient safety and advocacy groups, hundreds of Americans die each day because of preventable hospital errors, accidents and injuries. Addressing and improving that safety for sick workers should be a top priority.

    Posted by Jan Peter Ozga at 09:54AM. Comments (0)
  • Debunking the myths about workplace wellness

    November 6, 2014

    Do workplace wellness programs really work, or donít they? The truth is nuanced. It all depends upon how you define a comprehensive health promotion program and the metrics used to measure its effectiveness.

    Posted by Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D. at 12:48PM. Comments (14)
  • Addressing ACA cost controls in the post-election climate

    November 5, 2014

    As a result of the Republican sweep of the Senate, employers are likely to face two more years of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the ACA. Here's a five-item checklist benefits managers can use to help steer clear of the penalties and taxes on the horizon.

    Posted by Joseph DiBella at 01:33PM. Comments (0)
  • Why everyone needs a benefits enrollment advocate

    November 5, 2014

    With many employers moving to an online self-service model for benefits Ė and with the rapid changes in the health care industry Ė now more than ever, employees need an active guide to help them with their benefit selections and enrollment.

    Posted by Grace Campagna at 09:48AM. Comments (1)
  • 5 low-cost ways to make your 401(k) plan better

    November 4, 2014

    A relatively small number of easily fixable problems can make a big difference in many 401(k) plans. Check out this list from EBN's retirement blogger Robert Lawton to see if your 401(k) plan can be improved.

    Posted by Robert C. Lawton at 09:03AM. Comments (0)
  • Think like a marketer to engage employees, drive loyalty

    November 3, 2014

    In an age where employee retention is as critical a goal as keeping customers happy, isnít it worth the effort to make sure employees feel a passion for your product like your loyal customers do?

    Posted by Keith Kitani at 02:52PM. Comments (1)
  • 3 considerations in choosing a QDIA

    November 3, 2014

    Amid todayís rapidly changing benefits landscape, employers are increasingly called to become more informed plan fiduciaries overseeing decisions about their planís qualified default investment alternatives. Three main components hold particular importance to help employers make reasonable QDIA decisions and fulfill ERISA obligations.

    Posted by Shawn Sanderson at 08:44AM. Comments (0)
  • 5 reasons to consider outsourcing leave management

    October 30, 2014

    Employers today face continuing challenges when it comes to managing Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. These laws seek to protect employees who may need to be absent from work for a period of time due to a disability or health condition.

    Posted by Kristin Tugman, PhD, CRC, LPC at 11:27AM. Comments (0)

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