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Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to employee expectations for choice and personalization (Part 4 in a series)

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Part 4 in an 8-part series: Evolving the Benefit Mindset In this series, experts from Willis Towers Watson identify areas of focus critical for the successful implementation of a benefits strategy in a time of increased automation, uncertainty and changing … Continue reading →

How employers can provide impactful financial wellbeing programs: Insights from the Employee Financial Wellbeing Conference

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“Why should we offer a financial wellbeing program? What’s in it for us?” For most large employers, that’s how the conversation started only a few years ago. It’s since evolved. We’re no longer talking about whether these efforts matter or … Continue reading →

How will automation, AI and other technologies change the insurance industry as we know it? Two expert opinions

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How is technology impacting the insurance industry and what do we expect to see in the years to come? To find out, we sat down Alice Underwood, Global Leader of Insurance Consulting and Technology and Dave Ovenden, Global Pricing and … Continue reading →

2019: The year regulators force insurers to account for sustainability risks on their balance sheets

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The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released its latest sustainability proposals (EIOPA-BoS18/483), which are wide ranging and could have significant implications for insurers’ investment strategies, risk and actuarial functions, product pricing, design and sales processes. They involve … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Using inclusion and diversity programs to attract and sustain human capital (Part 3 in series)

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Think you have the perfect formula for attracting, retaining and engaging a diverse and inclusive workforce? If you said yes, I’m likely to disagree. You may have a focus on pay equity, performance management and employee resource groups (or ERGs). … Continue reading →

The Network Information Systems Directive and the requirement on directors to get a little more technical

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Chances are you’ve heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but how about its lesser known cousin, the Network Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive)? This came into force in the U.K. on May 10, 2018, through the Network Information … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Aligning benefits with organizational purpose (Part 2 in series)

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With today’s unprecedented rate of change, low unemployment and continuous disruption, employees are looking for differentiated work experiences that offer personalization and choice, as well as stability. As organizations evolve their mindsets to this new way of thinking, they have … Continue reading →

Three key steps for addressing cyber risk in the construction industry

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Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are becoming integral parts of the construction industry. But with its widespread adoption comes new risks that call for a more sophisticated approach to risk management. It’s the phone call no contractor wants to receive … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to the pace of change (Part 1 in series)

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Louis Pasteur famously observed that “fortune favors the prepared mind.” This seems particularly appropriate as we reflect on the pace of change in business and the challenge of designing and delivering a competitive and differentiated employer-sponsored benefits portfolio. Today, HR … Continue reading →

Top 5 technology risks for publishers

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In my post, The Changing Risk Landscape for Publishers in a Digital World, I explored some of the changing exposures faced by publishers enduring print-to-digital transformation. Since then, we’ve seen the commoditization of online news and a variety of strategies … Continue reading →