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Welcome to (employee) Well-being 3.0 (Part 1 in series)

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  Should employers be concerned with the well-being 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 →

Dispelling myths: Retirement security is a priority for all generations

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It’s no secret that a large number of people aren’t saving enough for the future. Increased life expectancy, the move from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) retirement plans and diminished public benefit programs have all contributed to declining … Continue reading →

Roth 401(k) contributions are gaining popularity among those looking to increase tax diversification

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As concerns about employee financial well-being and retirement readiness continue to grow, 401(k) plan sponsors are adding a key feature to their 401(k) plans that provides some flexibility to savers: the option for Roth 401(k) contributions. Roth 401(k) contributions turn … Continue reading →

An insurer’s ‘duty to speak’

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Does an insurer have a duty to tell you that unless you take certain steps, you will lose rights under a policy of insurance? Depending on the facts, the answer may be yes. In the first Ted Baker Plc. and … Continue reading →

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: What HR can do to unlock talent and lead their workforce through digital transformation

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It’s time to radically retool human resources. Even the most visionary CHROs can struggle with how to do that. After all, the digitally and technology-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution is causing positive and powerful disruption in almost every industry across the … Continue reading →

Building diversity and inclusion in the construction industry

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Why is diversity and inclusion so important to my business? For many executives, the question is increasingly top of mind. It’s also one that’s not easily answered. Companies are navigating the issue and while expectations of diverse workforces is not … Continue reading →

The insurance industry’s InsurTech autoimmune disorder

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The warning signs and five steps to avoid the condition In my experience, large, highly successful companies tend to do three basic things extremely well: They protect the core business, manage risk and avoid big mistakes. Over time, these capabilities … Continue reading →

Don’t miss the EEOC’s March 31 data deadline

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It may have been off everyone’s radar for awhile, but the EEO-1 report is back. And it’s due by the end of March. As reported in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual … Continue reading →