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December 2013: The Supreme Court and DOMA
The DOMA decision creates a new employee benefits reality for many employers. While the law has been a huge step forward for many couples, there are open issues and implications that still need to be clarified and addressed, leaving some benefit issues ambiguous. It will be important for business owners to be aware of how the employee benefits policies and entitlement programs are affected by the new federal requirements. Read More...

October 2013: Understanding the Value of Critical Illness and Disability Protection
Employees and employers are facing rising health care costs and misconceptions about adequate income coverage should they be impacted by a disability or illness. Understanding the balance between benefits options and alternatives, coverage needs, and out-of-pocket costs can help employees, employers and small businesses realize the value of disability and critical illness protection. Read More...

September 2013: Innovative Work-Life Balance Programs
As the lines between work and private life increasingly become blurred, work/life issues are more critical than ever. Learn how innovative work-life balance programs can help reduce employee stress, increase productivity and attract top talent. Read More...

June 2013: New Twists on Enrollment Communications
Annual enrollment is the time of year to ensure you have fully engaged employees. Learn how new ideas for effective communication that can lead to increased engagement and participation. Read More...

May 2013: Learnings from 20 years of FMLA
The landmark FMLA just turned 20 and has had a positive impact on millions of employees. However, employers, especially small businesses, need to stay current with its ever-changing laws and regulations. Explore the benefits of outsourcing some FMLA-related administrative duties and discover why you need to pay close attention when creating plans and policies involving FMLA. Read More...

April 2013: Becoming an Employer of Choice
As the war for talent picks up, employers are looking for ways to be an employer of choice. Discover how great places to work treat their employees as customers and reap rewards in the form of employee loyalty and productivity. Read More...

February 2013: Increasing the Value of Dental Benefits
Learn the importance of taking a holistic approach to assessing the value of your company's dental carrier network and providing employees with proper communications explaining the value of good dental health. Both will lead to happy, healthy and productive employees. Read More...

December 2012: Elevate Your Game Plan for the New Year
This New Year is a great time for employers to resolve to up their retention game, engage employees in their benefits programs and understand how the ACA will impact their company. Discover new ways to keep your New Year resolutions – and increase employee satisfaction and loyalty. Read More...

November 2012: Helping Employees Navigate the Holiday Season
As joyful as the holiday season can be, it can also lead to decreased employee productivity and increased risk to health, home and finances. Learn how to leverage the holiday season to promote risk protection products and wellness programs, as well as creative ways to manage employee productivity during this busy season. Read More...

October 2012: Creative Ways to Maximize Enrollment Season
Planning for a successful and engaging employee enrollment starts well before the fall season. Offering access to the most appealing voluntary benefits is the first step in engaging employees. It's also important to communicate with employees early and often about enrollment season and to make the most of social media.  Read More...

September 2012: Family-Friendly Benefits in the Workplace
Having a family-friendly work culture is important to employers and employees alike. Employers have an opportunity to provide a variety of traditional and non-traditional family-friendly benefits that will not only satisfy employees but also help to increase employee loyalty. Read More...

August 2012: Helping Small Business Succeed
While small businesses have their own set of challenges, they are not immune to the issues facing all businesses – declining employee loyalty, an aging workforce and the impending impact of the ACA. Explore how small businesses can leverage voluntary benefits to increase employee loyalty and how the Affordable Care Act can be beneficial, particularly among business that are owned by women. Read More...

July 2012: Exploring Creative Options to Attract, Engage and Retain Gen Y
Despite grim employment statistics, employers are still competing for top talent, including graduating college students. A well laid out strategy will help attract top Gen Y talent – and keep them loyal. Take a look at some successful strategies like nontraditional employment perks and making the most of their first open enrollment experience. Read More...

June 2012: Serving our Returning Veterans
While returning veterans bring a wealth of knowledge, they are facing higher than average unemployment rates and some are also dealing with redeployments. Employers can help by targeting veterans in their recruitment tactics and capitalizing on their knowledge and skills. Plus, an effective pre-emptive plan can help employers manage the absence of employees called to action. Read More...

April 2012: The Importance of Having an Emergency Action Plan
From disasters caused by Mother Nature to the more personal such as a serious injury, illness or loss of loved one, employees often face unexpected challenges that have long-term impacts on their lives. Explore how employers can help employees properly and effectively plan for the unexpected with voluntary benefits and implementing an effective crisis communication plan. Read More...

March 2012: Adapting Benefits for a Diverse Workforce
Discover new and nontraditional ways to recruit younger workers and recent college graduates. Unlike past generations, not only does Gen Y and X utilize nontraditional resources to find jobs – they are very interested in the benefits offered. Read More...

February 2012: Children's Health and the Impact on the Workplace
Happy and healthy dependents can ultimately mean a happier and more productive workforce. An often overlooked strategy to increasing productivity is focusing on the health of employees' children. This issue looks at how employers can play a critical role in educating employees about childhood illness and promoting healthier lifestyles. Read More...

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