• 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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  • What employers should look for in a dental plan

    December 19, 2017

    Dental is the second most requested benefit after medical, but it is often overlooked in benefit discussions. Comparable to life insurance, employees tend to instinctively choose dental, even when it’s a voluntary benefit. For employers, offering dental is easy and almost automatic when it comes to choosing group benefits. However, there are considerations for employers

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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

    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...

  • What employers should look for in a dental plan

    December 19, 2017

    Dental is the second most requested benefit after medical, but it is often overlooked in benefit discussions. Comparable to life insurance, employees tend to instinctively choose dental, even when it’s a voluntary benefit. For employers, offering dental is easy and almost automatic when it comes to choosing group benefits. However, there are considerations for employers

    Read More...