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22 Wednesday Mar 2017

3 Qualities to Look for in a Benefits Partner

Employee benefits are often a cornerstone of an organization’s employee engagement strategy. According to MetLife’s 14th Annual (2016) U.S. Employee Benefit Trends study, only 45% of employees say they are planning to be with their employers in 12 months, making benefits a key mechanism for helping retain valuable workers. 

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30 Wednesday Mar 2016

How and Why To Prevent Presenteeism

Presenteeism – or when workers show up when they shouldn’t – is the flip side of absenteeism. Contrary to many opinions, it’s just as bad for business. Most often, presenteeism means sick workers coming into work when they’re unwell, unproductive, and often – much worse – infectious. Read More »
03 Wednesday Feb 2016

Make Your Benefits More Effective

From the employer’s perspective, a benefits package has a job to do. You spend time, energy and money putting together a competitive package, and it should benefit not just your workers, but also the organization itself. Read More »
19 Wednesday Aug 2015

[Infographic] Latest Trends in Employee Benefits

It's a competitive world out there when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent, and a company's benefits are inevitably one of its major selling points. According to a 2015 MetLife study, "Employees who are very satisfied with benefits are almost 4x more likely (81% versus 22%) to be very satisfied with their jobs.” Here are the top trends in benefits to make sure your company is staying on top of the marketplace. Read More »
03 Wednesday Jun 2015

6 Unusual Perks Major Businesses Are Offering

If you want to stand out to your employees — and to prospective workers in a competitive marketplace – you might consider some unconventional benefits. Here are six examples from well-known companies. Read More »
21 Tuesday Apr 2015

5 Ways to Make Your Benefits Stand Out

Five cost-effective ways to make the most of compensation options. Read More »
08 Thursday Jan 2015

4 Ways to Boost Enrollment in 401(k) Programs

Expand your 401(k) program with these easy tips for increasing participation. Read More »
15 Monday Dec 2014

Employee Satisfaction By The Numbers

Happiness with benefits correlates strongly with employee satisfaction: three out of four employees who do rate their benefit package as excellent or very good also rate their employer as an excellent or very good place to work. Read More »
08 Monday Dec 2014

4 Surprising Facts About Health Savings Accounts

Health savings accounts are designed to give you more control over how you save and spend your health care dollars. Read More »
04 Monday Nov 2013

4 Ways to Improve Benefit Enrollment Communication

According to the 2012 Open Enrollment Survey of the Aflac WorkForces Report, over half of employees make mistakes with their benefit elections, leading to $750 million in annual waste. In part, that’s due to a “perception gap:” half of employers believe they have communicated effectively with employees about their benefit programs. Try these tips to help employees elect the right options in your benefit program. Read More »