Category Archives: Employee benefits

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 →

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 →

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 →

How to create a consumer-grade Total Rewards experience for your employees

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At home, we expect digital experiences to be simple, easy and convenient – accessible at virtually any time across a range of devices. We also expect them to be personalized, with engaging content, and goods and services tailored to fit … Continue reading →

An employer’s guide to offering identity theft protection coverage to employees

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Identity theft protection (ID theft protection) is one of the fastest-growing benefits offered to employees today. But like many offerings that are relatively new to the market, employees may not fully understand how it works or what features such as … Continue reading →

The asset manager’s guide to assessing and evolving culture

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Many people hear the word culture and shrug – it’s a vague term explained by equally ambiguous words such as “philosophy,’’ ‘’ethos,’’ ‘’values” and “DNA.” As an investment manager focused on the concrete – portfolio returns, peer performance, due diligence, … Continue reading →

Beyond pension schemes: Employers can play a key role in guiding employees toward a secure retirement

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In Asia, personal savings have often been reserved for immediate or short-term needs, such as having children or planning a wedding. Saving for the long-term, and specifically, for retirement, was rarely thought of — particularly in societies with extended family … Continue reading →

Employer options for health insurance may expand with new rules on health reimbursement arrangements

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If employers could give employees tax free money to buy health insurance on their own, how many would do so? We’re about to find out. Late last month, the Trump Administration proposed regulations expanding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new rule … Continue reading →

Testing the water: How deep will organizations dive to address employees’ student loan debt?

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Some days, it feels as if I can’t read the news without seeing some statistic about student loan debt — from what the average student carries after graduation, which is now more than $37,000, to other startling national statistics with … Continue reading →

5 keys to modernizing employee benefits (Part 5 in a series)

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As we’ve been discussing throughout this series, several external drivers – from the changing nature of work and the workforce to digital disruption to employee expectations for transparency – necessitate a renewed focus on Total Rewards. In Part 3 of this … Continue reading →