Employee benefits

Aytm Named To Inc. Magazine List Of Best Workplaces In 2021 For Its Exceptional Workplace Culture

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:50pm

b'SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aytm (Ask Your Target Market), a leading consumer insights platform,has been named to Inc. magazine\'s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021 .

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  • b'SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aytm (Ask Your Target Market), a leading consumer insights platform,has been named to Inc. magazine\'s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021 .
  • The organization\'s benefits were also audited to determine the company\'s overall score and ranking.\nAytm is a remote-first company with teammates based all over the world.
  • From day one, we set our people up with the tools they need to stay connected.
  • We champion work/life harmony by offering perks like flextime, flexible PTO, paid volunteer time, and paid personal and professional development.

Pandemic accelerates employer voluntary benefit offerings, Willis Towers Watson survey finds

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:45pm

b'ARLINGTON, Va., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- \xc2\xa0The pandemic is driving more employers to offer voluntary benefits, with nearly all employers (94%) expecting these employee-pay-all or unsubsidized benefits to hold great importance in their organizations during the next three years, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.\nThe Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey found that employer interest in offering voluntary benefits has been burgeoning, with 94% of employers finding voluntary benefits to be important to their employee value proposition and Total Rewards strategy three years from now, compared with just 36% of employers deeming them to be important in 2018.\n\xe2\x80\x9cEmployers view voluntary benefits as a cost-effective way to offer employees a wide range of benefit options that best meet their needs,\xe2\x80\x9d said Lydia Jilek, senior director, Voluntary Benefits Solutions, Willis Towers Watson.

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  • b'ARLINGTON, Va., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- \xc2\xa0The pandemic is driving more employers to offer voluntary benefits, with nearly all employers (94%) expecting these employee-pay-all or unsubsidized benefits to hold great importance in their organizations during the next three years, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.\nThe Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey found that employer interest in offering voluntary benefits has been burgeoning, with 94% of employers finding voluntary benefits to be important to their employee value proposition and Total Rewards strategy three years from now, compared with just 36% of employers deeming them to be important in 2018.\n\xe2\x80\x9cEmployers view voluntary benefits as a cost-effective way to offer employees a wide range of benefit options that best meet their needs,\xe2\x80\x9d said Lydia Jilek, senior director, Voluntary Benefits Solutions, Willis Towers Watson.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe pandemic has given rise to an increase in benefits that protect employees against big hospital bills and loss of income, and provide personal protection.\xe2\x80\x9d\nAs employers face a different landscape, they are proactively expanding their voluntary benefits to address new trends and better meet the needs of a diverse workforce, especially those affected by the pandemic.\nThe top five fastest growing benefits are:\n'

FINEOS to Host FINEOS Virtual Exchange: Show Me the Benefits!

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:10pm

b'FINEOS Corporation ( ASX:FCL ) will host the FINEOS Virtual Exchange: Show Me the Benefits!

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  • b'FINEOS Corporation ( ASX:FCL ) will host the FINEOS Virtual Exchange: Show Me the Benefits!
  • The event will provide an insider\xe2\x80\x99s view of the FINEOS Platform \xe2\x80\x93 the only modern SaaS, purpose-built core insurance platform that has everything Life, Accident & Health insurers need to deliver frictionless Employee Benefits.
  • The FINEOS Virtual Exchange: Show Me the Benefits!
  • The acquisition will add advanced digital and machine learning capabilities to the FINEOS Platform.

GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM PARTNERS WITH FIDUCIUS TO HELP EMPLOYEES ADVANCE CAREERS AND TACKLE STUDENT LOAN DEBT

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 5:30pm

In our search for a solution, we discovered Fiducius was the only partner capable of enabling eligible employees to use \xe2\x80\x98forgivable debt\xe2\x80\x99 to finance their education.

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  • In our search for a solution, we discovered Fiducius was the only partner capable of enabling eligible employees to use \xe2\x80\x98forgivable debt\xe2\x80\x99 to finance their education.
  • Employees win with significantly better financial health, while Grady reduces our program cost.
  • We\xe2\x80\x99re honored that they again turned to Fiducius, in this case to help employees achieve their educational goals.
  • Fiducius offers a complete range of voluntary and sponsored benefits, including Loan Relief, Loan Contribution, Tuition Reimbursement and Tuition Contribution (529 plans).

Surety Bond Authority, Inc. Adds ERISA Bond to its Products

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Surety Bond Authority, Inc. announced today that it is adding ERISA bonds to its extensive list of surety bond products.

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  • b'LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Surety Bond Authority, Inc. announced today that it is adding ERISA bonds to its extensive list of surety bond products.
  • An ERISA bond is a financial security that protects employee benefit plans in the private industry.\nThis type of bond is mandated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as a means of financial recourse in case the Principal of the ERISA bond commits fraud or dishonesty.
  • It would be an honor to partner with them to make this vision happen," Greg Rynerson concludes.\nSurety Bond Authority has been providing surety products to all 50 states for over three decades.
  • The company is one of the leading and most trusted surety bond providers in the country.

Benefitfocus Adds The Standard's Suite of Voluntary Benefits to Benefit Catalog

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 2:19pm

Benefitfocus also saw an increase in the purchase of hospital indemnity benefits and voluntary life insurance offerings through its Benefit Catalog.

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  • Benefitfocus also saw an increase in the purchase of hospital indemnity benefits and voluntary life insurance offerings through its Benefit Catalog.
  • "We\'re pleased that our voluntary group benefits will be included on Benefits Catalog to offer additional choices that enhance the consumer enrollment experience.
  • "\nBenefitfocus\' Benefit Catalog provides employers, brokers and health plansthe ability to offer customers more than 85 market-leading specialty benefits products from morethan 45 leading brands.
  • This product catalog provides a simplified enrollmentexperience that bringsall categories of voluntary benefits together in one place.Find out more about Benefit Catalog here.\nBenefitfocus(NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire benefits industry through innovative technology solutions that bring efficiency, cost savings and simplicity to employee benefits administration.

Appcast Recognized as a Top U.S. Workplace by Inc. Magazine

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:05pm

Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks and employee engagement.

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  • Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks and employee engagement.
  • The organization\'s benefits were also audited to determine the company\'s overall score and ranking.\nThe survey findings show that 100% of Appcast employees are engaged, with 95.65% characterized as highly engaged.
  • "\n"The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year," says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk.
  • For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.\nAmanda Corey, Gabriel Marketing Group (for Appcast), 202-494-0098, amandac@gabrielmarketing.com\n'

BCS Financial Stresses the Importance of Taking Care of Employees' Mental Health

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'CHICAGO, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BCS Financial , a leading insurance provider serving the needs of Blue organizations and commercial markets across America, is promoting the importance of employee mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness month.

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  • b'CHICAGO, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BCS Financial , a leading insurance provider serving the needs of Blue organizations and commercial markets across America, is promoting the importance of employee mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness month.
  • BCS encourages employers to check in on employees consistently, offer coverage that pertains to mental health such as therapy and mental health days, and assist employees with the financial burdens associated with the mental support they may seek in a time of need.
  • Currently, not all employers offer health benefits that includefinancial support for mental health crises.
  • "\nBCS Financial believes that both small companies and large corporations should offer employees mental health benefits as part of taking care of their employees.

Small business employers remain committed to employees through benefits

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:00pm

b'COLUMBIA, S.C., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A report published by Colonial Life earlier this yearshows despite a shaky economy, small business employers have made it a top priority to provide financial protection and health benefits to their employees.

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  • b'COLUMBIA, S.C., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A report published by Colonial Life earlier this yearshows despite a shaky economy, small business employers have made it a top priority to provide financial protection and health benefits to their employees.
  • The report is based on the findings of a survey conducted by Colonial Life\'s parent company, Unum.\nExperience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8691556-unum-colonial-life-small...\n"While there remains some uncertainty and financial strain for many small employers, benefits, benefits education and worker attraction and engagement remain major priorities," said Richard Shaffer, Senior Vice President of Field and Market Development.\nThe Small Business Benefits Trend report also found:\n36% of small businesses are planning to hire new employees.\n76% of small business will keep their benefits packages intact or add more benefits in 2021.\n20% of small businesses plan to increase the employer portion of premiums paid.\nAnd employees agree the need for these benefits and the financial protection they provide have never been more important.
  • And while federal funding provided some relief, 75% of the small employers surveyed said their overall financial health significantly or somewhat impacted the benefits they planned to offer this year.\nThis data point, coupled with employees\' elevated interest and need for financial protection options, has led to the steadily increasing interest in leveraging voluntary benefits as a solution.\nVoluntary benefits offer a customizable solution for the specific needs of businesses and their employees.
  • They can provide flexibility to employees catering to certain stages of life and lifestyles.\nThese benefits can also provide flexibility to employers by offering various funding options like 100% employee-paid or employer-employee shared funding.\nContact your local benefits representative to learn more about offering voluntary benefits to your employees.\n*Unum, parent company to Colonial Life, Employer Survey, 2020.

Evive a Platinum Sponsor of HRE's Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'CHICAGO, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Evive , the leader in digital engagement and communication technology, today announced they are a platinum sponsor of the Human Resource Executive Health and Benefits Leadership Conference (HBLC).

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  • b'CHICAGO, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Evive , the leader in digital engagement and communication technology, today announced they are a platinum sponsor of the Human Resource Executive Health and Benefits Leadership Conference (HBLC).
  • The conference will cover issues such as the mental health crisis, employer\'s role in COVID-19 vaccines and how benefits can help address racial inequity.
  • "HBLC provides Evive an opportunity to show employers how our technology can improve the overall health of their workforce and enjoy benefits cost savings through increased benefits utilization and a personalized employee experience.
  • To register for the free Health and Benefits Leadership Conference, visit here .\nTo learn more about Evive, click here or download the e-book, "Jumpstarting the Employee Journey," here .\nEvive changes the way companies communicate.