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  • New benefit offers education help to parents of special-needs children

    September 12, 2014

    myEdGPS helps working parents of special needs children map out an education plan for their child and offers guidance on how to access certain services through school systems, leading to tangible savings on health care costs for employers and health plans.


  • Voluntary: Coming soon to private exchanges

    September 8, 2014

    As private exchange providers introduce voluntary benefit offerings, how will broker commissions be affected?


  • CorpU partners with academics to tailor learning programs for employer needs

    September 5, 2014

    While online training and development courses may have a bad rap for being mundane, new strides are being taken to create more innovative and engaging programs with a focus on human achievement.


  • MetLife 'strongly disagrees' with FSOC systemic risk tag

    September 5, 2014

    MetLife was deemed systemically important by a panel of regulators, a decision that would subject the biggest U.S. life insurer to stricter Federal Reserve oversight.


  • Better understanding of benefits helps both employee and employer

    September 4, 2014

    Employees aren’t shouting from the roof over how great their employer-sponsored benefits are. In fact, satisfaction is sitting at some of the lowest levels since 2008, according to new data released from Unum.


  • How to engage millennials with voluntary benefits

    September 3, 2014

    Commentary: Companies across America are scrambling to discover the secret formula for engaging the millennial generation with their benefits. Blogger Matt Burns unveils a few tips on how benefit advisers can help.


  • How to take advantage of sky-high interest in life insurance

    September 3, 2014

    Most Americans value life insurance as a means to financial wellbeing. Life insurance month reminds brokers to make that connection.


  • Employer, financial adviser partnerships key to growing life insurance market

    September 2, 2014

    New data reveals only 46% of middle-market consumers have individual life insurance, and that more than three quarters of consumers age 25-64 say they would benefit from more close guidance from financial services professionals in adding that important voluntary benefit.


  • Credit unions gain ground among millennials

    August 28, 2014

    Millennials took a big financial hit during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly, and a growing, under-utilized industry is hoping to build some new momentum.


  • The rising threat of medical identity theft

    August 22, 2014

    Commentary: In this digital information age, it’s imperative to closely guard personal information. If you pay attention to the news, you’re familiar with the concept of identity theft, the potential loss of financial information. However, there’s a new emerging type of identity theft — medical identity theft — and it can literally kill you. Here’s how your employees can protect themselves.


  • 5 must-haves for life insurance enrollment meetings

    August 20, 2014

    Open enrollment season is a busy and important time of year for employers. Many employees are underinsured or unaware of the reasons they need life insurance. John West, director of product marketing at Standard Insurance Company, provides five focus areas for open enrollment meetings this year to ensure employees understand the need for the benefits and, ultimately, enroll in them.


  • Voluntary benefits help small businesses think big

    August 18, 2014

    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.


  • 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.


  • Employers consider voluntary benefits for growing part-time workforces

    July 30, 2014

    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.


  • 4 best practices for successful voluntary benefit participation

    July 29, 2014

    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.



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