What is Employee Engagement and How Do We Get it?

The term employee engagement is often thrown around in the context of benefits... and productivity… and overall business success. It’s identified as something every employer wants to obtain within their workforce, and rightfully so. But, do we even know what employee engagement really looks like? Further, do we know how to create it? The [...]

What is Employee Engagement and How Do We Get it?2019-11-01T18:12:28+00:00

Employee Burnout: The Who, What, When, Why, and How

Feel like on-the-job expectations are constantly growing, but struggling to stay motivated? You, along with an overwhelming majority of the American working population, may be experiencing symptoms of burnout. Employers are beginning to realize just how vast the implications for employee burnout are on their businesses. According to a study conducted by Gallup, “Burned-out [...]

Employee Burnout: The Who, What, When, Why, and How2019-10-24T18:49:21+00:00

Medical Cost Trend Expectations – A Look Toward 2020

As we are poised to welcome a new decade in just a few short months, what changes might we expect to see in the employee benefit space, or more specifically with medical cost trends? In a report published this summer titled, The Medical Cost Trend, Behind the Numbers 2020, PWC explains the upcoming shift [...]

Medical Cost Trend Expectations – A Look Toward 20202019-10-16T15:55:21+00:00

The SHRM 2019 Employee Benefits Survey – A Review

Introducing the SHRM Employee Benefits Survey As we enter Q4 of 2019, we’ll take a brief look into how health and other benefits have changed over the past year. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducts an annual Employee Benefits Survey, which delves into 250 different benefit offerings and how their prevalence has [...]

The SHRM 2019 Employee Benefits Survey – A Review2019-10-09T13:38:02+00:00

Prioritizing Health in the Workplace: A Culture of Health

The advantage of an investment in employee health and wellness programs can get lost if employees don’t understand their benefits and the advantages for them personally. While most organizations have the best interest of their employees at heart, many struggle when it comes to communicating effectively and encouraging staff to prioritize their health. Enter [...]

Prioritizing Health in the Workplace: A Culture of Health2019-10-03T20:13:05+00:00

The Importance of Technology in Benefits

Technology is present in almost every facet of life. From smartphones to smart homes, data and tech inform day-to-day decision making. So how will technology change the landscape of the employee benefits industry? The Developing Relationship Between Benefits and Tech If you can grocery shop through your fridge and deposit a check from the [...]

The Importance of Technology in Benefits2019-09-19T15:38:36+00:00

A Series on Benefit Preferences – Preparing for the Rise of Millennials

Who Are the Millennials? Loosely defined as individuals from age 23 to 38 as of 2019, Millennials are fundamentally different than older generations in terms of big life decisions made in young adulthood. Despite being of age and maturity to own homes and start families, many still choose to live at home with their [...]

A Series on Benefit Preferences – Preparing for the Rise of Millennials2019-08-28T14:34:47+00:00

A Series on Benefit Preferences – Retirement of the Boomer Generation

Who is the Boomer generation? The oldest and wisest generation in our workforce, Baby Boomers are classified as adults born between 1946 and 1964.[1] Many Boomers are now surpassing the threshold into retirement age. Even so, a significant portion of the Boomer generation has elected to remain in the workforce much longer than generations [...]

A Series on Benefit Preferences – Retirement of the Boomer Generation2019-08-21T19:07:50+00:00

A Series on Benefit Preferences – Introducing Generation Z

Who is Gen Z? Proceeding the Millennial generation, Gen Z is roughly comprised of those born after 1996 and before 2013 and is the youngest group entering the workforce. This tech-savvy generation has been raised with the presence of the iPhone and Wi-Fi, social media and on-demand entertainment, making them accustomed to a fast-paced [...]

A Series on Benefit Preferences – Introducing Generation Z2019-08-16T17:47:48+00:00