Tag: employee benefits


8 ways to help support workplace health and well-being

By: Ray Fabius, M.D., FAAP, FACPE | April 3,2024 Producers play a critical role in supporting organizations toward a culture of health and well-being. As such, they advise on designing and implementing health programs that align with a company’s values and leadership’s vision. By understanding the importance of leadership support and management alignment, they play a role in helping organizations

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5 ways to make sure your wellness benefits are hitting the mark

Lee Hafner | March 19,2024 | Employee Benefits News Employers build benefits packages with the best of intentions, but too many options or the wrong ones altogether can frustrate employees and drain company resources. Nearly half of employees said they are confused by parts of their benefits plans in a recent survey by MetLife, while other studies place the number as high as 85%.

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6 ways to plan for a bright future beyond renewals

 Ed Ligonde, Eric Silverman | January 24, 2024 6 ways to plan for a bright future beyond renewals Employee benefit brokers play a pivotal role in helping organizations provide competitive and comprehensive benefits to their employees. However, there is a common misconception that producers’ duties end with annual renewals in a mad dash to the Q4 finish line — now in our

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How to ensure your company makes the most of its benefits dollars

EBN | J.R. Clark | 09/07/2023 Record-setting inflation and general economic uncertainty are causing everyone to exercise caution, including employers. Although some experts suggest the “great resignation” has subsided, the number of Americans who quit their jobs actually accelerated in late 2022. People are leaving their jobs in search of things like better pay, more flexible work arrangements, and increased vacation time. While

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Connecting the dots so benefit initiatives work together

Lydia G. Jilek | July 20, 2023 Employers have focused significant time and energy over the last several years developing benefits programs for employees that support them in critical areas, but how many employees really understand them? And more importantly, how many people truly take advantage of them in the way they were intended? A thoughtfully designed benefits program will

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Employees want weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy. Can employers afford them?

By: Stephanie Schomer | June 21, 2023 A wave of interest in trending weight loss drugs, fueled by headline-dominating celebrity slim-downs, is causing some employers to see their healthcare costs skyrocket. Now, leaders are turning to benefit providers, advisers and innovators to help them quell costs and offer alternative solutions to treat obesity and manage weight. The medications in question, including Ozempic,

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Hiring decisions should be based on how well a candidate meets the qualifications outlined in the job description

Question: We have a hiring manager who doesn’t want to hire someone due to their weight. Can we reject their application for this reason? Answer: While weight in and of itself is not a protected characteristic under federal law, making a hiring decision on this basis is inadvisable. Hiring decisions should be based on how well a candidate meets the qualifications outlined in the job

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California Local Minimum Wage Increases

California Law Alert-  California Local Minimum Wage Increases On July 1, 2023, numerous cities and counties across California will increase their hourly minimum wage. The new rates are as follows: Alameda: $16.52 Berkeley: $18.07 Emeryville: $18.67 Fremont: $16.80 Long Beach hotels with 100+ guest rooms: TBD Los Angeles City: $16.78 Los Angeles City hotels with 60+ guest rooms: $19.73 Unincorporated

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More Companies Try To Lure Workers With Benefits

May 16, 2023 | Source: InvestmentNews, by Bloomberg News Over a year of rapid wage growth has U.S. companies turning to enhanced benefits to attract and retain workers. Mentions of employee benefits in job postings on ZipRecruiter soared to the highest rates on record, according to an analysis by the jobs site. A greater share of positions offered benefits like health insurance, paid time off

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