Category Archives: Employee benefits

Bloomberg Equality Summit: Data, ideas, action

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What does it take to move discussions about inclusion and diversity to action and change? This question was on the minds of the 400 corporate executives, academics and social leaders gathered for the recent Bloomberg Business of Equality Summit co-sponsored … Continue reading →

What will tax reform mean for defined benefit pension investing?

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If you’re like me, tax season isn’t a time of the year I look forward to by any stretch. Gathering last year’s paperwork and navigating through the endless software that’s supposed to make filing easy isn’t a way I like … Continue reading →

Choice and flexibility: the win-win approach to employee benefits

Steve Gardner, senior economist at Willis Towers Watson.

Employers are walking a tightrope when it comes to employee benefits. Increasing costs have forced many to cut back their benefits, in effect, spending more for less. At the same time, our research shows that employees are increasingly nervous about … Continue reading →

How to make health care a competitive advantage – 8 questions employers are asking

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This year’s Conference Board Employee Health Care Conference brought together more than 1,100 employers to share best practices and discuss how to make health care programs a competitive advantage. Here are some of the most pressing questions conference attendees asked … Continue reading →

Your workforce is changing. Have your benefits communications done the same?

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The disco era brought us many fads: leisure suits, pet rocks and his and her perms. Those are mercifully gone, but the late ‘70s also introduced the promise of a paperless society. It hasn’t happened yet (and may not in … Continue reading →

8 health care and benefits stats every employer should know about

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Have you ever heard someone present a stat that you just couldn’t stop thinking about? That happened to me last month at The Conference Board’s annual Employee Health Care Conference and it felt like it happened in every session I … Continue reading →

Por trás do quebra-cabeça do Autismo

O autismo, classificado como Transtorno do Espectro Autista, é uma desordem complexa no desenvolvimento do cérebro, caracterizada por comportamentos repetitivos e dificuldade na comunicação social, em graus variáveis. As alterações podem ser óbvias e evidentes desde o nascimento, ou serem … Continue reading →

Welcome to (employee) Wellbeing 3.0 (Part 1 in series)

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  Should employers be concerned with the wellbeing of their employees? The answer, of course, is yes. A workforce that is “well” leads to increased productivity. But Willis Towers Watson research has uncovered a startling disconnect between employer and employee … Continue reading →

Decision support tools can help employees make more meaningful benefits choices

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System recommendations help guide purchasing decisions in a benefits marketplace. Employers are looking to improve the employee benefits experience by expanding choice in both plan and product offerings. According to our Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey Report, 84% … Continue reading →

3 ways to create a Total Rewards experience

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The one constant in life is change. The way we consume information has changed. The way we deliver information has changed. The way we watch professional basketball games has changed. And the way we create, manage and deliver Total Rewards … Continue reading →