Employee Benefits

31 01, 2017

Top 5 Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

By |January 31st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Top 5 Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

10th annual conferenceNow that the new presidential administration is in place, it’s time to look forward to see what is on the horizon for key employee benefit trends.  A recent article in Benefit Focus narrowed in on [...]

24 01, 2017

Has Long Term Care Insurance Hit A Crossroads?

By |January 24th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Has Long Term Care Insurance Hit A Crossroads?

Has Long Term Care Insurance Hit A Crossroads_Every day between now and 2029 an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 Americans will turn 65. Of those individuals, 70% will need some form of Long Term Care (LTC). Out of [...]

18 01, 2017

Half Of Employees Don’t Understand Their Benefits, Study Shows

By |January 18th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Half Of Employees Don’t Understand Their Benefits, Study Shows

Half of employees don't understand their benefitsDo your employees understand your benefits?  If not, you are not alone.  A study performed by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans highlighted a void that exists in Employee Benefits.  That [...]

12 01, 2017

5 Tips For Implementing A Group Benefits Plan

By |January 12th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Implementing A Group Benefits Plan

group benefits_handshakeIf you operate a startup company, or your established business has recently grown larger than 50 employees, one of the most daunting items on your 2017 to-do list may be implementing a group benefits plan for the first time.  [...]

11 01, 2017

NC Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey Now Open

By |January 11th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on NC Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey Now Open

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As the Obama era comes to a close, employers are looking ahead to the Trump Administration and trying to anticipate what changes will come down the road that will affect their benefit offerings. In order to evaluate all of the [...]

5 01, 2017

3 Benefit Considerations For Millennials

By |January 5th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on 3 Benefit Considerations For Millennials

pulsework-coMillennials, usually described as the emerging generation of the workforce including those born between 1980 and 1996, are quickly becoming a large percentage of the employed population.  As with every new workforce generation, employers watch for different needs in order [...]

27 12, 2016

HSA Rules – A Quick Review

By |December 27th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on HSA Rules – A Quick Review

hsa-rules1Based on the recent election, health savings accounts (HSA) are likely here to stay.  While there may be changes, including the possibility of having an HSA without enrollment in a qualified high deductible health plan, currently there are rules that [...]

20 12, 2016

FSA Use On The Decline: Use It, Don’t Lose It!

By |December 20th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on FSA Use On The Decline: Use It, Don’t Lose It!

fsa-use-on-the-declineA recent study by Aon Hewitt, shows that Flexible Spending Account (FSA) adoption by employees is declining. According to the study, the average FSA contribution per participant fell to $1,342 in 2015, down from $1,405 in 2014, while [...]

29 11, 2016

Two Considerations For The Marketplace Open Enrollment Period

By |November 29th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Two Considerations For The Marketplace Open Enrollment Period

open enrollmentThe Affordable Care Act provides the ability for individuals to buy coverage regardless of any underlying medical condition.  This guaranteed issue provision has provided millions of Americans the access to health care that was not there before.  Many [...]

27 10, 2016

The Labor Market Squeeze

By |October 27th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Labor Market Squeeze

orangesMany employers are expressing concerns that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find qualified applicants.  A couple of recent surveys outline the problem facing employers:

  • Graham Personnel found that 59% of employers are having difficulty hiring qualified applicants.  They [...]
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