Employee Benefit News' Audio Arena

Welcome to the audio channel for Employee Benefit News, your online and on-demand site for all things benefit related. This year, Employee Benefit News is pleased to announce have even more online benefits content.

Want to be interviewed for a potential podcast or give feedback? Be sure to e-mail Andrea.Davis@sourcemedia.com with suggestions.

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March 31, 2014

Too soon to tell the success of the ACA

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Despite open enrollment ending March 31, Cynthia Cox, senior policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation, says that the success of the Affordable Care Act will depend on a number of factors and is what really matters in the long-term. She also shares where we go from here.

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February 28, 2014

Why you shouldn’t tell a vision carrier ‘you’re just vision’

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A new study finds a surprisingly high number of chronic diseases are first diagnosed by an eye doctor. Listen in as VSP’s Jim McGrann shares the latest statistics on why vision coverage means much more than eye care.

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February 18, 2014

The ROI of voluntary legal plans

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Managing Editor Andrea Davis chats with Marci Bowers, director of sales and marketing with Hyatt Legal Plans, about the benefits of legal plans and why employers should measure their return-on-investment.

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July 3, 2013

Employer mandate delay not surprising

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James Napoli, head of Proskauer's health care reform task force, explains to Managing Editor Andrea Davis why he wasn't entirely surprised by the government's decision to delay the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.

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June 26, 2013

DOMA decision: Uncertainty for multistate employers

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Diane Thompson, a lawyer with Ballard Spahr, discusses what the Supreme Court decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case means for employers and what steps they should be taking now.

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June 25, 2013

FMLA leave calculator app launched

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Tracking FMLA leave is simple in theory but much tougher in practice. Tom Rebel of Fisher & Phillips chats with Managing Editor Andrea Davis about a new smartphone and tablet app the firm has developed to help employers keep track of FMLA leave.

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May 30, 2013

How work-life balance is like a buffet

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Cali Williams Yost, CEO and founder of Flex+Strategy Group and author of the new book Tweak It, talks to Managing Editor Andrea Davis about work-life fit and how the practice of "tweaking" can help employees enjoy better life balance.

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April 24, 2013

Workers spend up to half their day dealing with finances

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According to a new study, more than a third of Americans spend between two hours and half the day handling personal finance matters, or simply worrying about them, each day. Shawn Gilfedder, president and CEO of McGraw Hill Federal Credit Union, which commissioned the survey, talks to Managing Editor Andrea Davis about financial stress and its effect on employee productivity.

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January 14, 2013

Retired PSCA President David Wray discusses his legacy

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David Wray, retired president of the Plan Sponsor Council of America, talks to EBN Managing Editor Andrea Davis about what he’ll miss the most about his job and why the defined contribution retirement system is more vulnerable than people think. For a more in depth interview with David, be sure to read “Exit interview: David Wray” in EBN December.

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December 12, 2012

5 end-of-the-year tips to avoid FSA losses

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The average flexible spending account holder loses $138 dollars each year to the use-it-or-lose-it rule, according to Natasha Rankin, executive director of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation. Rankin offers 5 ways to use FSA funds before the end of the year and details the council’s efforts to improve FSAs for 2013.

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