Employee Benefits

Employee Leave for Voting

As 2022’s Election Day approaches on Tuesday, Nov. 8, employers may be curious about how to best prepare. While federal law does not require employers to provide their employees time off to vote, many states have voting leave laws that allow employees to take time off to vote in certain circumstances. Further, employees may desire

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Identity Theft Protection: A Must-Have Voluntary Benefit

When it comes to voluntary benefits, you might think of dental, vision and life insurance. But have you considered offering identity theft protection to your employees? What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the attempted or successful misuse of an existing account, such as a debit or credit card account; the misuse of personal information

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Insurance Industry Looks Ahead to 2021

Despite some challenges to the insurance industry early in the Covid-19 pandemic by business interruption lawsuits, most sectors have remained robust. As the calendar changes to 2021 one concern is the sustainability of business relationships. With many in the industry still working from home, area insurance leaders said maintaining business built by face-to-face connections is

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Who Should Serve on My Retirement Plan Committee?

  Do we need a retirement plan committee? If your plan requires an independent audit, you definitely should have a retirement plan committee in place and meet regularly. Your auditor is likely to request committee meeting minutes as part of their audit. Smaller plans are moving to adopt this best practice, as it creates proof

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Why Hire a Retirement Plan Consultant?

66% of retirement plans work with a retirement plan consultant or advisor, according to 2017 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution survey. This number has steadily grown the past few years. The top 3 reasons[1] plan sponsors say they hired an advisor are: #1 Want to better understand how well my plan is working for my employees and

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Navigating Choice This Open Enrollment

There is a difference between having a choice and making a choice. Open enrollment is in full swing, which sheds light on the tough decisions that employers and employees need to make this time of year.  Over the past 50 years, we have seen a great shift in how employers offer benefits to their employees. 

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Helping Your Employees Achieve Financial Wellness

Employers have learned that improving the health and wellness of their workforce yields benefits for both the organization and employees alike: When health is improved, employers enjoy a more productive workforce with fewer absences, along with fewer demands on the employer-sponsored health insurance. Employees gain from better health and reduced medical costs. Individuals feel empowered

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The Workplace Wellness Evolution

Most people can agree that health, happiness, and productivity at work are related concepts.  Companies have a unique opportunity to foster all three, with a workplace wellbeing program.  During the last decade, workplace wellbeing programs have become commonplace, but what makes a program successful? When trying to figure out the “special sauce” that makes a

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