The data continues to show that benefits have a measurable impact on employee recruiting, retention, loyalty and engagement. This is true for both employer-paid benefits as well as for voluntary benefits, which employees generally pay for via payroll deduction. Since 2008, as employer margins have tightened, voluntary benefits programs have become more important as employers […]

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If you’re in Las Vegas this week, chances are you’re attending Human Resource Executive’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference.   This is one of the biggest HR and benefits conferences of the year, and it attracts major players around the country to showcase innovations and discuss best practices in employee benefits programs. To highlight the growing […]

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Despite the Affordable Care Act – and in some ways because of it – offering a traditional group health plan has become prohibitively expensive for many smaller employers. Between 2006 and 2016, average total per-employee premiums have risen by 58 percent, from $11,480 per year to $18,142. Workers are feeling the pinch: Their average contribution […]

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Over four out of every ten employers are hiring academically overqualified workers – and they’re happy they did. A recent survey from Career Builder found that 41 percent of employers are hiring workers with college degrees for positions that don’t require them, and had in the past been filled with workers who have only a […]

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Employers looking to set themselves apart when it comes to recruiting and retaining millennial talent should consider setting up a formal program to help them repay their student loans. That’s the finding of a recent study from American Student Assistance, which surveyed 52 workers between the ages of 22 and 33, as well as 541 […]

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Is your company in a position to ramp up employee benefits? Take a close look at your employee benefits related to education. Education benefits tend to have more focused appeal for certain types of workers – upwardly mobile, education-focused workers that you want to keep. Here’s why: 1.) Workers want education benefits – and respond […]

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This morning on Capitol Hill, our CEO Scott Thompson joined Representatives Rodney Davis (R-Il) and Scott Peters (D-CA) to announce H.R. 795, the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act to help address the rising student debt crisis. The bi-partisan bill engages private employers and encourages them to offer a tax-free benefit to put toward […]

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  Companies that are flexible and forward-thinking with their overall compensation package have an opportunity to increase their employment value proposition with today’s workers in meaningful ways. That’s the takeaway from a recent study from researchers at insurance giant MetLife. The 14th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study shows that as workers continue to experience financial uncertainty, […]

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The question of politics in the workplace has never been more important. This year’s election has been a contentious, emotional one so far. And that’s not going to get any better as we head towards November. Both leading candidates are deeply distrusted and disliked by members of each opposing camp. If recent outbursts, arguments, insults […]

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