Employee Benefits

  • Top Benefit Trends for 2024

    Top Benefit Trends for 2024

    The challenges that influenced the benefits landscape in 2023 persist—perhaps even more so. Rising costs, due to inflation and increasing health care prices, will continue to present challenges this new year.  But employers who understand the benefits landscape for 2024 can mold their approach for the upcoming year. A new year means revisiting your existing…

  • Year-Round Benefits Education

    Year-Round Benefits Education

    For most organizations, employee benefits communication kicks into high gear during open enrollment season. During this time, there is a surge in emails, educational webinars, fliers throughout the office, and a barrage of forms demanding signatures. Post open enrollment, however, employees often receive minimal information about their benefits. While sporadic email updates or new laminated…

  • Revealed – Survey Responses about Employee Wellness and Benefits

    Revealed – Survey Responses about Employee Wellness and Benefits

    The connection between employee wellness and the benefits of the job might seem obvious. But the conversation should be more nuanced than merely a discussion about health insurance, access to mental healthcare like employee assistance programs (EAPs), and well-being apps to reach zen. Indeed, Human Resources professionals must reconsider their definition of benefits. It must extend to all the pros of…

  • Benefits 101: Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, and Out-of-Pocket Maximums

    Benefits 101: Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, and Out-of-Pocket Maximums

    Not understanding benefits terminology is near the top of the list of ways that open enrollment and benefits selection can stress you out.  Open enrollment is coming quickly and soon you will be talking about benefit options. The world of benefits and insurance can be confusing. In-network, out-of-network, deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance? What? Let us…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Open Enrollment?

    Benefits 101: What Is Open Enrollment?

    For millions of Americans, the end of the year is open enrollment season – a yearly opportunity to take stock of your health care needs and select the health insurance plan that works best for you.  It is a window of time – typically in the fall – when you can sign up for health…

  • 8 Unique Benefits Employers Are Offering to Attract Talent in Asia-Pacific

    8 Unique Benefits Employers Are Offering to Attract Talent in Asia-Pacific

    If the so-called Great Resignation taught us anything, it’s that employees are looking for more than just a salary when it comes to their jobs. Employee benefits have a crucial part in enhancing engagement, attracting new employees, and retaining top talent. Employee benefits refer to any form of compensation that employees receive in addition to their base…

  • Financial Safety Nets – Don’t Let Your Employees Slip Through the Cracks!

    Financial Safety Nets – Don’t Let Your Employees Slip Through the Cracks!

    In the wake of the Great Depression and WWII, employers started to add benefits packages.  Healthcare had fallen by the wayside for families working to access the basic necessities of life.  The idea was to support the employee’s personal needs while keeping and attracting the best talents in the workforce. This trend of offering benefits…

  • Benefits 101: What Is an EAP?

    Benefits 101: What Is an EAP?

    As much as employers might prefer that employees’ personal affairs do not interfere with their work, the reality is that problems outside of the workplace can and do impact job performance.  Many of these issues go unaddressed due to fear of stigmatization, leading to further declines in employee health and productivity.  Anxiety and stress, financial…

  • What Is a Total Rewards Package?

    What Is a Total Rewards Package?

    Total rewards packages refer to the compensation and benefits plans that companies offer. This phrase, however, extends beyond mere salary or wages and traditional benefits, like health insurance, to provide both recruits and employees with a rundown of what makes the employer special. Some in Human Resources might regard the total rewards package as the…

  • Benefits 101: What is an HSA?

    Benefits 101: What is an HSA?

    Are you the type of person who loves to save money?  You’ll be happy to know that there’s a way to do so with your health care costs.  It starts with medical expense accounts which let you set aside money to pay for certain health products and services.  One type of medical expense account is…