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  • 10 trends in disability, absence management benefits

    October 30, 2014

    It’s almost the end of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, but employers fully acknowledge the importance of disability insurance and absence management programs for employees. New research reveals how employers are using absence management programs and disability insurance benefits to help their employees get back to work.

  • Newest EEOC wellness program lawsuit draws further industry ire

    October 29, 2014

    For the third time in recent months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has launched legal action against a private employer, claiming discrimination on the part of the company’s wellness program.

  • Why employers should care about student loan debt

    PODCAST | October 27, 2014

    Dan Macklin, co-founder and VP of business development at SoFi, outlines how the issue of student loan debt affects employers and why helping employees refinance these loans can pay dividends by way of increased loyalty and retention.

  • Voluntary benefit spending surges

    October 20, 2014

    Employee purchases have increased $18 billion in the past decade, Unum study finds

  • Questions you need to ask in your next vision RFP

    October 17, 2014

    Commentary: Blogger Kevin Hilst shares tips for benefit advisers and professionals on how to make sure a vision RFP zeroes in on what distinguishes a great product from a commodity.

  • Liazon teams with Cigna, Assurant Employee Benefits

    October 16, 2014

    On the heels of news about Aon Hewitt’s estimated more than 1.2 million HIX enrollees exceeding its expectations for 2015, Bright Choices Exchange operator Liazon is crowing about its own expansion plans.

  • 5 companies that dropped part-time employee health care

    October 8, 2014

    Just 25% of companies that offered employee health insurance made coverage available to part-time workers in 2013, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That percentage will decline further with Walmart Stores Inc.’s announcement that it is dropping health insurance for part-time employees. Walmart joins a growing list of major retailers that have done the same.

  • How data analytics will change the way you sell voluntary products

    September 30, 2014

    Targeting employee needs and purchasing preferences can boost engagement and enrollment with voluntary benefits. The way to personalize that message, experts say, is through the use of data analytics.

  • Is education care the new elder care?

    September 22, 2014

    When West Pharmaceutical Services, a medical device company headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, surveyed employees at its corporate head office, it found that roughly 8% of the 400 employees at that location were interested in either receiving more information about special-needs education or receiving immediate help to navigate the school system for their special-needs child.

  • How new technologies are changing the face of benefits enrollment

    September 17, 2014

    Commentary: Evolving technologies are creating a major shift in the enrollment landscape. Brokers and benefit advisers hoping to offer clients customized solutions need to stay in the know.

  • Dunkin' Donuts, Food Lion face EEOC religious discrimination lawsuits

    September 16, 2014

    While freedom of religious expression has been at the heart of the ACA fight, it can be a more tricky matter when it comes to the EEOC, as highlighted in two recent cases.

  • 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.

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