Commentary: Blogger Rich Williams discusses how voluntary benefits can pay back big returns for your small employer clients in terms of employee retention and recruitment.
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.
As the part-time workforce in America expands, a growing number of employers are considering voluntary benefit packages as a recruitment and retention tool not only for full-time staff, but their variable hour employees, as well.
Voluntary benefits are increasingly seen by employers as an affordable way to fill gaps in benefit programs. According to legal solutions provider ARAG, four factors can play a critical role in the success of an employer's voluntary benefit participation.
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?
Few small business employees say they are satisfied with their companys benefit offerings revealing a need for benefit advisers to work with employers to create more comprehensive benefit packages with employee needs in mind.
Many job seekers view seasonal retail positions as commodity jobs they dont necessarily care where they work because its short-term and the pay is similar wherever they go. For employers, that means they can encounter difficulty finding the best talent.
Paul S. Amos, who co-founded Aflac Inc. with his brothers and helped build it into the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, has died. He was 88
Tye Elliott, vice president of broker sales at Aflac talks to EBA about how health care reform has changed the revenue model for benefit advisers and increased the need for employers to offer voluntary benefits.
How the ACA has drawn attention to vision care coverage and prompted employers to ask advisers about this voluntary benefit.
Employees just arent using their vacation days and its taking a toll...on their health, their work-life balance and, ultimately, affecting the companys bottom line. Using vacation or paid-time off allows workers to recharge both physically and mentally.
Industry experts provide an overview of three new voluntary products that employers might not know about yet so benefit advisers and brokers can get a leg up before a competitor does.
Industry experts say that while unlikely, the historically stable product line may have the potential for price changes as its sales continue to rise.
Despite time away from work being a key ingredient to work-life balance, many Americans dont take full advantage of their paid vacation benefits. Fifty-nine percent of respondents to a recent survey by Purchasing Power said they left at least one paid time off day unused at the end of last year, while 35% of them left five days or more. Here are five ways benefits professionals can help end Americas vacation deprivation from Vitesse Consultings Shani Magosky, and one new voluntary benefit to consider.
Given that hospital charges currently represent about a third of the $2.7 trillion annual U.S. health care bill, employers may want to consider offering hospital indemnity insurance as a voluntary benefit. When an employer is reviewing these plans, there are several important features to look for.