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The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Benefit Trends by Jonathan King (December 5, 2018)

The New Year is almost here, and benefits are buzzing! Here are the top five benefits employers are looking to add to their benefits package this coming year.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Seasonal Workers by Charles Pareigis (December 4, 2018)

Around the holidays, businesses need extra help, and many workers are looking for some extra cash before the end of the year. Sound like a match made in heaven? Well, maybe. We’ve outlined some critical categories to research before hanging the "Now Hiring" sign in your window.

Flu Season Survival Guide: Office Edition by Charles Pareigis (November 28, 2018)

Work is an excellent place for sharing! We share our ideas, responsibilities and even our germs with our coworkers every day. Creating a healthy and productive work environment is a full-time job. But if everyone fights together, we can beat the bacteria and viruses that will be taking over our office spaces this flu season. Here are a few ideas to implement around your office so everyone can stay healthy (and productive) this winter.

Nix the Insurance Jargon for a More Effective Open Enrollment by Jonathan King (November 9, 2018)

Have you seen the recent Progressive commercial where Flo emerges from fauna deep within a jungle somewhere to encounter a ‘tribe’ of people no one can understand? Yep…they’re speaking ‘insurance.’ Unfortunately, this is often how employees feel when we share benefit information with them each year before open enrollment. Deductibles, coinsurance, HSAs, oh my!

Is an AHP right for your company? by Charles Pareigis (October 23, 2018)

Did you know that 73% of employees believe their employer is responsible for the health and well-being of their employees? And…that 82% of employers agree? 1 Couple that with 60% of employees saying that health and well-being benefits are important to driving job loyalty and 75% of employees indicating they’d likely accept a new job if they were offered the ability to customize their benefits1, and the picture becomes quite clear.

Open Enrollment Checklist by The Drury Group (October 15, 2018)

With open enrollment just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure you have everything ready to help your employees make this enrollment the best yet. Use this checklist to get a jump-start – and let us know how we can help.

How to Add Time Back Into Your Day by Jonathan King (October 3, 2018)

With five generations now in the workforce, offering a vast array of benefits that appeal to all times of an employee’s career – those just entering the workforce to those getting ready to retire – has never been more crucial. In fact, 75% of employees saying they’d likely accept a new job if offered the ability to customize their benefits to meet their needs.

Why Sending Your Employees Back to School Ensures You Make the Grade by Jonathan King (September 17, 2018)

It’s back-to-school season again! Perhaps it’s time to consider sending your employees back to school, too.

In an information economy, education is the greatest tool a business can wield. The best part is that education is a commodity that can’t be taken from you once you have it – it’s an inexhaustible resource.

Promoting Wellness as a Way of Cutting Rising Healthcare Costs by Charles Pareigis (September 12, 2018)

If you provide your employees with healthcare coverage, you’re probably keeping a wary eye on the market right about now. And yet health benefits are still considered the most desirable employee offering, with a solid 88% of survey respondents saying it played a major role in where they applied for jobs.

10 Ways to Control Claim Costs by The Drury Group (August 17, 2018)

It’s no surprise employers are constantly seeking ways to cut their benefits costs when it’s often one of the biggest items on the budget. The question is: How? 

Student Loan Debt: The Harmful Long-Term Effects No One Is Talking About by Jonathan King (August 6, 2018)

Education is important to a business environment. But obtaining that education is becoming increasingly more expensive. The Center for Retirement Research (CRR) recently unveiled a startling study.

Is your benefits consultant doing these 7 things? by Jonathan King (August 2, 2018)

A benefits consultant’s job goes well beyond reaching out to you once a year to provide your renewal notice. He or she should serve as extension of your HR team and provide true consulting services on an ongoing basis.

Why Value-Based Healthcare May Be the Best Approach for You by Jonathan King (July 2, 2018)

You may have heard about a shift in healthcare from traditional fee-for-service-based care to value-based care. But, what’s the difference?

5 Must Reads for Successful Business Leaders by Charles Pareigis (July 9, 2018)

Being the boss can be tough. People are dependent on you to give them direction and lead the charge. It’s not just about making the right decision at the right time; it’s also about uniting your team and raising them up to take on any challenge the business world can throw at them.

Proper Hydration Will Change Your Health by Charles Pareigis (June 22, 2018)

The summer sun is shining, the outdoor fun has begun, and National Hydration Day happens to fall during June! So how does your brain function with the proper amount of H2O?

Flexibility in the Workplace Isn’t the Future: It’s Already Here by Jonathan King (June 4, 2018)

According to a survey, there’s an unsettling number of employees who take work home with them. The number of people who put in more than the standard eight- or nine-hour workday is significant. So, why do some employers resist the growing trend of flexible work locations and schedules?

Online Therapy: The Pros and Cons by Charles Pareigis (May 15, 2018)

Everything is moving towards digital, and counseling is no exception. Healthcare isn’t just yearly check-ups anymore. Today, almost everyone has health and wellness apps on their phone.

Help Your Employees Say Goodbye to High Blood Pressure by Charles Pareigis (May 8, 2018)

The numbers on high blood pressure (HBP) are equally well-documented and staggering to say nothing of hypertension and other cardiovascular ailments. Bottom line: Employees with high blood pressure affect your bottom line. So, what can you do as an employer to help employees become a little more heart healthy? Lots of things, actually.

Online Enrollment: Technology + Communication = Success by The Drury Group (May 2, 2018)

Employees today are used to gathering info and buying directly online with the push of a button. These same expectations extend to their benefits selection process.

The Best and Worst Places for Retirement by Charles Pareigis (April 19, 2018)

These days, many Americans are living longer into their retired years. If you’re fortunate enough to have a decent nest egg, why not take the time to ensure it will be well-spent?

Resolve to Make Retirement Easier (for Your Employees) by Charles Pareigis (April 6, 2018)

Eat healthier. Travel more. Spend more time with friends and family. While you can’t force your employees to prepare for the future, you have the power to make it more lucrative for them to do so. Learn how.

Generational Shifts in Benefits by Charles Pareigis (March 22, 2018)

Money is a magnet for attracting top-level talent for any organization. But it’s not always the ultimate pull in retaining it, especially when factoring in the age of the talent in question. Let’s break down the things that build up each generation’s spirits in terms of benefit preferences.

Help Employees Truly Rejuvenate During Vacation by The Drury Group (February 21, 2018)

One of your faithful employees has been counting down the weeks, and it’s finally here: Their big vacation. They’re ready to shut down, rejuvenate and turn off those email notifications — or are they?

A Survey: How Successful Was Your Open Enrollment? by The Drury Group (February 1, 2018)

Now that the flurry of pre-communications, employee meetings, countless questions, and one-on-one conversations has come to an end and your open enrollment is finally over, it’s time to assess how it went.

8 Steps for a Smooth, Successful Enrollment by The Drury Group (1 year ago)

It’s that time again: Time to start preparing for your benefits enrollment. Making sure it’s a smooth, successful experience for your employees is easy when you follow these eight steps.

5 Effective Communication Tips to Drive Employees’ Understanding of Their Benefits & Increases Satisfaction by The Drury Group (1 year ago)

This ebook shares the top five ways to overcome effective communication obstacles, educate employees and get them engaged in the benefits process. If you'd like to learn more once you read the ebook, we'd be happy to talk.

7 Ways Your Employees’ Health & Well-Being Help Your Bottom Line by The Drury Group (2 years ago)

We wanted to take a closer look at the benefits of healthy, happy employees – and show you how it can even help you’re your bottom line. View the infographic to learn more, and reach out to us to talk about an employee benefit program that works for your company.