Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Are lawyers worth their weight in gold?

When a crisis hits, gold is the go-to for investors, a safe and tangible way to see and assign a monetary value to it. When other crises strike, it could be that you will reach out to a lawyer for … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The new HR paradigm: Breaking down traditional silos of risk and human capital

There would need to be a perfect storm or a revolution of sorts. That is the type of answer I would expect if I asked what would be needed to marry workers compensation, safety and health benefits on a large … Continue reading →

The increasing trend toward pay transparency: EEOC announces changes to EEO-1 report

On September 29, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, not only will applicable employers have to submit demographic information, but employee W-2 wages and hours worked data … Continue reading →

Time to reconsider well-being programs

Keeping up to date with health care-related legislative and regulatory changes can be a full-time endeavor. We know that many employers categorize the challenges of compliance as a necessary burden, and we can understand why. However, sometimes new rules provide … Continue reading →

5 guidelines for open enrollment communications

To help take the sting out of the open enrollment process (at least on the communication side), I offer these five simple guidelines. Continue reading →

Adjusting career-stage jobs and rewards

Today one in five the employees in the U.S. are 55 years old or older. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this number will rise to one in four by 2022, outpacing employment growth by 500%. This is not … Continue reading →

Keeping the “H” in HR software for big workplace gains

Technology can be amazing – so amazing that sometimes it’s easy to forget why we use it in the first place. Continue reading →

The paid sick leave law wave continues across the U.S.

In the past two years, the number of paid sick leave laws has exploded to more than 30 laws, covering five states and more than 26 cities and counties. Continue reading →

Master trusts: The growing trend for outsourcing U.K. defined contribution pensions

Master trust defined contribution (DC) pension arrangements may have erupted in the U.K. in the last few years but with all the noise around the proliferation of small trusts that are aimed at small and medium enterprises, the bigger picture … Continue reading →