• Voluntary enrollment rates rise ‘higher than predicted’

    January 26, 2018

    Nearly one-third of eligible employees are signing up for voluntary benefits during enrollment periods, which is a slight uptick from previous years. According to a study conducted by Eastbridge Consulting Group, the overall average participation rate increased from 21% in 2014 to 28% in 2017. Those rates have been increasing over the last two to

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  • Post-open enrollment checkup: 9 tips to avoid headaches later

    January 2, 2018

    Benefit professionals spend all year preparing for open enrollment, but the end of open enrollment doesn’t mean our work is complete. In addition to all the work we still have to do (setting up file feeds, ensuring carriers and vendors have the correct elections, etc.), there are a number of steps we can take now

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  • 5 ways to keep benefit costs down in 2018

    As we head into 2018, large employers are bracing for a 5 percent rise in the cost of providing employee health care benefits, according to the latest National Business Group on Health* survey. In a world where health care costs seem to only go in one direction, that may not be a surprise. Yet, new

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  • What are your clients’ most-pressing issues?

    Benefits professionals have been on a roller-coaster ride since the 2016 presidential election. That ride includes the highs of lofty rhetoric, the lows of as-yet unfulfilled promises, and uncertainty about what may lie around the next curve. Every now and then, it helps to step off the ride, catch your breath and collect your thoughts.

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  • Voluntary enrollment rates rise ‘higher than predicted’

    January 26, 2018

    Nearly one-third of eligible employees are signing up for voluntary benefits during enrollment periods, which is a slight uptick from previous years. According to a study conducted by Eastbridge Consulting Group, the overall average participation rate increased from 21% in 2014 to 28% in 2017. Those rates have been increasing over the last two to

    Read More...

  • Post-open enrollment checkup: 9 tips to avoid headaches later

    January 2, 2018

    Benefit professionals spend all year preparing for open enrollment, but the end of open enrollment doesn’t mean our work is complete. In addition to all the work we still have to do (setting up file feeds, ensuring carriers and vendors have the correct elections, etc.), there are a number of steps we can take now

    Read More...

  • 5 ways to keep benefit costs down in 2018

    As we head into 2018, large employers are bracing for a 5 percent rise in the cost of providing employee health care benefits, according to the latest National Business Group on Health* survey. In a world where health care costs seem to only go in one direction, that may not be a surprise. Yet, new

    Read More...

  • What are your clients’ most-pressing issues?

    Benefits professionals have been on a roller-coaster ride since the 2016 presidential election. That ride includes the highs of lofty rhetoric, the lows of as-yet unfulfilled promises, and uncertainty about what may lie around the next curve. Every now and then, it helps to step off the ride, catch your breath and collect your thoughts.

    Read More...