• Employers make the business case for benefits through RFPs

    August 26, 2014

    With increased CFO involvement in health care and benefit decision-making, benefit managers are under more scrutiny than ever before to ensure they efficiently manage their health and benefits vendor relationships.

  • 3 common disability management questions

    August 25, 2014

    Many benefit managers – especially those at smaller companies – have never had to help an employee with an accommodation at work or help chart their path back to work after a disability leave.

  • Employers face litigation threat in FMLA cases

    August 6, 2014

    The costs of complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act are already large enough, but small employers must be vigilant of huge legal costs associated with inappropriate terminations.

  • Using behavioral economics to understand disability insurance purchasing decisions

    July 25, 2014

    Employees need disability insurance and most employers are offering a group solution. But what can be done to enhance employees’ adoption of their available coverage?

  • Senator calls for Social Security expansions, not cuts

    July 9, 2014

    Funding for Social Security Disability Insurance is set to run out by 2016, and if no further action from Congress is taken, SSDI recipients could see a 20% reduction in benefits.

  • Why employers need ADA-compliant policies

    July 2, 2014

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vigorous zeal for employer compliance with the Americans with Disability Act is not showing any signs of letting up. As a result, legal advisers in the labor and employment field recommend that employers of all sizes conduct a thorough review of their policies and accommodations.

  • From war to the workplace: Benefits for hiring vets

    June 26, 2014

    An abundance of veterans in the U.S. - and the litany of disabilities experienced by so many of them - makes it especially important to work to utilize their skills and experiences.

  • The latest reasonable-accommodation trend

    June 4, 2014

    Commentary: Why your clients should consider allowing work from home as a part of disability recovery for certain employees.

  • Employee travel exposes potential workers’ compensation issues

    May 28, 2014

    Workers who travel out of their state or country of hire to perform work on behalf of their employers create liability exposures, due to complex laws, administrative rules and regulations that deal with workplace injuries and diseases across the U.S. and abroad.

  • Advisers challenged to meet increased market diversity

    May 21, 2014

    The life insurance and annuities market continues to grow, but advisers hoping to capitalize on that will first need to meet the challenges of a diversifying U.S. population.

  • DIYers missing financial, workplace benefit opportunities

    May 12, 2014

    The do-it-yourself approach may be all the rage for home renovations but when it comes to benefits, employees still need guidance from their employers.

  • Engaging the invincible millennial

    April 3, 2014

    Advisers and employers can use education to boost the enrollment of millennials in voluntary disability programs

  • A primer on travel accident insurance

    March 12, 2014

    Besides death and dismemberment benefits, policies typically provide medical payments, temporary disability payments, and coverage for costs associated with repatriating employees from foreign soil.

  • Study reveals importance of personal interactions in return-to-work

    March 3, 2014

    Employees who experienced negative interactions with their manager had a decreased sense of connection with their employer – and were less motivated to return to work following a disability.

  • Mental health focus of new workplace campaign

    February 24, 2014

    A new workplace campaign from Employers' Coalition and the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health aims to help employers reduce the stigma of depression and help avoid costly disability claims.

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