Topic: insurance

employee benefits

5 Benefits and Perks Employees Value

Employee benefits can influence workers’ decisions when choosing a new job or staying with a current employer. According to 2015 Glassdoor research, 4 in 5 employees would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay raise. The researchers also found that some benefits matter more to employees than others. Here’s a list of five preferred … Read Full Article

employee engagement

Benefits Provide Opportunities to Engage Employees

Employers rely on dedicated employees to keep them in business. To be engaged, employees need to feel valued, cared for and satisfied on multiple levels. Employers should focus on supporting employees’ well-being, including their physical, financial, social, personal and family needs. Comprehensive Coverage The most effective benefits are ones that fit employees’ needs. A comprehensive benefits … Read Full Article


4 Presidential Election Health Care Hot Topics

Most Americans believe issues related to the Affordable Care Act will affect their presidential choice later this year. According to, a Bankrate survey found 85 percent of respondents believe health care reform will play an important role in how they vote. Health care businesses also are evaluating the impact of the law and exploring … Read Full Article

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3 Ways Americans Cope With Health Care Costs

As health care costs continue to rise, many Americans are reviewing their needs and budgets to determine the best way to respond. Forbes identified three decisions people are making: Low premiums – When evaluating health care benefits, Americans are selecting plans with the lowest premiums. However, plans with low monthly premiums may feature a limited … Read Full Article


4 Ways Benefits Help Employee Retention

Most employers have a powerful asset for employee retention, but few use it effectively. It’s their employee benefits plans. On average, employers lose 20 to 50 percent of employees annually, reports Bain & Company. While there are many factors that influence employees’ decisions to change jobs, an excellent benefits package can impact their decision to … Read Full Article


5 Health Care Issues Presidential Candidates Must Address

On average, Americans spend $1,318 out of pocket before health insurance starts covering a portion of their bills, according to a 2015 Employer Health Benefits Survey. This represents an 83 percent increase from 2005. With the United States spending $3 trillion annually on medical costs (an average of $9,500 per person), the future of the … Read Full Article

Brokers Offer 4 Tips for Open Enrollment

Many employers offer open enrollment once or twice a year to allow employees to sign up for and/or change their benefits selections. To make the best decisions on benefits offered through your employer, review four tips from brokers featured in Forbes: 1. Check costs – Benefits costs can increase from one year to the next, … Read Full Article