I recently presented at an employee benefits conference in the United States. As you would expect, much of the discussion was focused on Obamacare, however, there was a considerable amount of attention on worksite marketing and voluntary benefits.
As the United States prepares for healthcare reform, almost half of American employers anticipate that voluntary benefits and services will become a more crucial part of their rewards strategy in the coming years.
Adding these benefits won’t cost you anything, but will carry value with employees. Payroll budgets may be more robust than they were a year ago, with some employers even hoping to expand their workforce, but there still isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room for new programs. So, how can employers stand out in an […]
The key to any successful benefits plan is a program that satisfies the plan objectives while responding to the (increasingly diverse) needs/wants of employees in a cost effective manner. Based on these measures, flexible benefits work. If flex works, will voluntary benefit plans work, too? There are pros and cons on both sides, and plenty […]