Mitigating the Temptation of the Growing Gig Economy

We’ve written a lot on the changing landscape of our job marketplace, but we’d like to dive deeper into one unique facet of this shifting environment: the increasing presence of and interest in freelance work. The “gig economy” is comprised of opportunities involving a fixed-term contract or pay-per-project situation that allow workers to more [...]

Mitigating the Temptation of the Growing Gig Economy2019-05-01T15:57:54+00:00

5 Critical Statistics about Benefits and Employee Retention

There’s a reason for all that non-stop media coverage of the talent shortage issue and a candidate-driven market. Job opportunities abound as the unemployment rate reaches levels not seen for almost two decades. Because of this, employees feel confident seeking other opportunities, thus creating a serious turnover issue. Examining the reasons behind the issue [...]

5 Critical Statistics about Benefits and Employee Retention2019-09-04T16:43:57+00:00

The Importance of Offering Customization and Flexibility

In previous blog posts such as this and this, we’ve focused on the changing workplace environment, as well as the newfound challenges of hiring top talent, and how these factors are influencing decisions employers make about benefit offerings. This shift gives way to new opportunities for employers to get creative to attract and retain [...]

The Importance of Offering Customization and Flexibility2019-03-27T15:53:03+00:00

The Swing of the Health Benefits Pendulum

For decades, businesses have cut costs by reducing their health benefit plans, but the expansive job market in our growing economy is now threatening this flexibility. With bargaining power now in the hands of employees, our nation’s businesses are facing escalating turnover rates. The combination of these factors creates a conundrum for business owners [...]

The Swing of the Health Benefits Pendulum2019-09-04T15:05:21+00:00

Turnover Costs vs. Investment in Innovative Health Benefits

Almost 60% of companies saw retention as a top priority last year. Why? Because the turnover epidemic is real. With the unemployment rate at a 19-year low, job opportunities are up considerably, which means more places for employees to turn if they aren’t happy with their current company. This is leading to huge turnover [...]

Turnover Costs vs. Investment in Innovative Health Benefits2019-02-14T19:13:35+00:00

Competing for Talent? Win with Benefits

Once, employers could take an ‘everyone is replaceable’ approach to turnover, hiring and its costs. With unemployment at lows not seen in two decades,1 that no longer works. Employers face fierce competition for talent, and the costs associated with turnover can seriously affect the company bottom line. An uphill climb in a competitive talent [...]

Competing for Talent? Win with Benefits2019-02-14T19:14:35+00:00

Discovering The New Benefits Broker

Whether we like to admit it or not, the employee benefits landscape is changing, fast. The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969.1 Add this to the ever-shrinking talent pool, and you get employees feeling confident enough to find opportunities elsewhere. These shifting conditions can feel shaky at [...]

Discovering The New Benefits Broker2019-01-23T17:19:53+00:00

Plan Changes, Your Very Own Shock-Absorber This Enrollment Season

Primary plan changes are inevitable, especially during this time of year. Changes can often have unintended consequences. But what if you had a way to mitigate those changes and lessen the impact? That’s where ArmadaCare’s suite of supplemental insured products comes in. As we’ve discussed before, ArmadaCare’s insured plans qualify as excepted benefits, they [...]

Plan Changes, Your Very Own Shock-Absorber This Enrollment Season2018-11-28T16:52:41+00:00

Why Invest in Better Health Benefits

Investing in better health benefits may seem counter-intuitive when one of the top HR priorities is controlling benefit costs. But another top operational priority is recruiting and retaining top talent, and good health benefits are critical to accomplishing this. Health Benefits v. Sign-On Bonus You may be asking yourself: Why not invest in something [...]

Why Invest in Better Health Benefits2018-08-29T18:55:04+00:00

3 Ways Expense Reimbursed Insurance Fills Coverage Gaps More Effectively

Coverage gaps are a constant in today’s world of health insurance. It’s common for companies to try to fill coverage gaps with supplemental ‘gap plans,’ also known as indemnity-based voluntary insurance, like hospital indemnity and critical illness insurance. Unfortunately, this type of gap-filler isn’t always effective due to several shortcomings. There is another type [...]

3 Ways Expense Reimbursed Insurance Fills Coverage Gaps More Effectively2018-08-30T15:30:20+00:00