Category: Thought Leadership

Our team of experts share their opinions and thoughts around current news and industry trends.

What Can Squirrels Teach Us About Saving?

  They’re smart, adaptable, and they plan. Squirrels have the ability to change their behavior to survive, including finding, storing, and retrieving nuts. This likens them to humans who also change their behavior in order to survive and meet future...

/ September 20, 2017

How to Survive Benefit Renewal Season

  This time of year can be very stressful for anyone in your organization dealing with your benefits renewal.  January 1st is a very prevalent date for benefit plan renewals, and the 4th quarter is also a very busy time...

/ September 14, 2017

3 Fundamental Benefits of Telemedicine

  Telemedicine is quickly becoming a staple in the health industry and employers and employees are not only asking for it but demanding that their plan offerings include it. With its increasing popularity, Telemedicine allows employees to consult with a...

/ September 12, 2017

Are Your Employees Unsatisfied with Your Open Enrollment Process?

  A new survey suggests that many employees give their company’s yearly open enrollment process low marks. The survey, by HR software company Namely, found that more than a third of surveyed employees gave their company a “C” grade or worse when it...

/ September 11, 2017

What Really Moves the Needle on Diversity?

It’s clear that there are dividends associated with having a diverse workforce.  Studies show that companies that have gender and ethnic diversity are more likely to financially outperform those that don’t have it.  So, why are so many organizations continuing...

/ September 9, 2017

The Importance of Healthcare Data Analytics

As an employer, do you understand why your healthcare costs are rising? Is your consultant explaining the utilization specific to your population? If the answer is no, I suggest you start seeking a new consultant. First, you should understand how...

/ September 8, 2017

Do You Feel Empowered at Work?

Do you operate from a mindset of empowerment or disempowerment? Take your work pulse with these seven true or false questions. 1) True or False: “I have a feeling of clear direction and connectedness to the goings-on around me and understand how...

/ September 7, 2017

Should Supplemental Benefits Be Part of Your Benefits Package?

Should supplemental benefits be part of your benefits package? Some would answer that question as, “it depends on whether your organization is a for profit or a non-profit.” Let’s first level-set what I am referring to as “supplemental benefits”. For...

/ September 1, 2017