Tag Archives: employee well-being

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Now is the time to tackle financial well-being

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

Financial well-being has become a hot topic for employers recently. And for good reason. Our research shows that employee financial satisfaction declined significantly across many countries in 2017 — after several years of improvement. And the impact is clear. Over … Continue reading →

3 steps for making employee benefits a year-round conversation

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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 →

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 →