Tag Archives: Employee Benefits

How to optimize your loyalty program: get personal

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Advanced modeling techniques can help loyalty program sponsors understand their members better and extract more long-term bang from investment and marketing bucks. Understanding member behaviors has always been important for loyalty program sponsors who focus on the estimation of associated … Continue reading →

The painful truth about your well-being programs

Steve Nyce, Ph.D., senior economist and director of the Research and Innovation Center at Willis Towers Watson

Employers seem to be aware of the need to tackle employees’ health and well-being, and are investing more in the programs to do so. U.S. companies have been leading the way by adding programs for much of the last two … Continue reading →

A Total Rewards lens can bring the new U.S. tax law into focus

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Many, but not all, corporations are in the enviable position of determining how to spend expected savings created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). There are any number of ways to do this, including, for example: … Continue reading →

3 steps for making employee benefits a year-round conversation

woman at a table in a colorful meeting room holding a pen and having a discussion with colleagues holding pens and tablets

If you’re like most HR professionals, you breathed a sigh of relief when annual enrollment ended. No more meetings, no more reviewing communication materials for nine months. Not so fast! Effective communication (that engages employees and helps them see the … Continue reading →

Behavioral economics: A powerful way to influence employee health and wellbeing

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Gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior – and using that understanding effectively – will help us influence people to make better decisions about their health. Professor Richard Thaler, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, sought to prove this … Continue reading →

How companies can prepare for changing family leave requirements

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The current patchwork of state mandates present a challenge for employers striving to treat their multi-located workforce consistently where leave is concerned. Policies can be inconsistent from state to state, presenting a conundrum for organizations with employees in multiple states. … Continue reading →

What could the end of DACA mean for your employees’ health and welfare benefits?

DACA employee benefits

If President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) takes effect, it’s likely that thousands of undocumented workers will lose their work permits and protected status under the program established by President Obama’s executive order. Businesses … Continue reading →

How to make your employees even smarter (when it comes to benefits decisions)

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Melissa Halverson, Benefits & HRIS Manager for WAXIE Sanitary Supply shares how her company modernized their benefit delivery with Rob Harkins of Willis Towers Watson at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. In my experience interacting with … Continue reading →

What does innovation really mean for the health care and benefits industry?

Steve Blumenfield, left, Director of Strategic Operations and Alliances for Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits practice, talks innovation with Jonathan Edelheit, Principal & Founder, Global Healthcare Resources, at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. Earlier this … Continue reading →

7 principles disrupting the status quo in employee benefits

Earlier this month, I attended the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress in Los Angeles where the buzz was all about employee engagement – especially in the context of online benefit marketplaces. But I think if we’re going … Continue reading →