‘Tis the season for IRS limit research, presentation prep and collateral creation. After all, it’s open enrollment season for many employee benefits brokers and companies alike.
This is easily one of the most exciting (and honestly, confusing) times in the industry. With new mandates, rising pressures to cut costs, emerging benefits to consider and a competitive landscape — it can be hard to boil everything down into one streamlined package.
Here’s what benefits professionals need to know:
Last week, a poignant reminder of the importance of paid time off (and its lack of use) went viral.
Madalyn Parker, a Michigan-based web developer, emailed her team to candidly tell them she’d be taking a few mental health days. Her boss was not only understanding of the request, but praised her for putting her wellbeing first and for helping to break through the stigma surrounding mental health days and time off as a whole.
Selecting the right employee identity protection plan can be a challenging task, but it’s one more and more employers are taking on.
In recent years, employers are increasingly integrating identity protection plans into their employee work-life integration initiatives, and the pay-back is impressive.
Interestingly, these initiatives are so successful, that 70 percent of employers plan to offer ID protection by 2018. Continue reading
Spring has finally sprung! And with nature’s productivity kicking into overdrive, it’s a suiting time to examine the productivity within our own offices. Continue reading
With mounting research pointing employers down the path of holistic wellness, employee financial wellness programs are starting to take flight.
The Society of Human Resource Management found that half of the Human Resources professionals they surveyed believed personal finance concerns resulted in employee stress. And nearly as many (47%) said there was a corresponding inability for employees to focus at work. Continue reading
There’s never been a more exciting time to be at the helm of a corporate team. The American workforce is experiencing a rather incredible phenomenon — four distinct generations currently make up the labor force. This is the most generations to share office space in our country’s history. Continue reading
Where Is All the Great Talent Hiding?
Attracting top talent has captured significant attention in today’s competitive employment climate. We all want the best and brightest on our teams and are willing to go the extra mile to engage potential all-stars.
But what about the team you’ve already built? The group of top performers with a track record you can personally vouch for. Are you doing enough to re-attract them and maintain employee retention? Continue reading
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
While Benjamin Franklin’s words still hold true today, taxes will undergo a few changes this year. These tax changes will ultimately add to the responsibilities of employers and require quick action to avoid penalties come tax time. Continue reading
Ensuring your annual open enrollment process goes smoothly is hard. Whether you’re the Human Resources representative at the helm, or the strategic advisor tailoring valuable benefits for your clients, the process can be daunting. Continue reading