Benefits

  • Why Health Needs to Be Part of Retirement Planning
    Why Health Needs to Be Part of Retirement Planning

    Total, actuarial cost of healthcare for the average retiree is now projected at $387,644 in today's dollars

    A white paper from HealthView Services, Why Health Needs to Be Part of Retirement Planning, provides new data detailing the projected cost of healthcare, the impact of health conditions, and strategies to plan for, manage, and even reduce healthcare costs in retirement.
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  • Percentage of Private-Sector Companies Offering at Least One Self-Insured Health Plan Falls Following Two Decades of Growth
    Percentage of Private-Sector Companies Offering at Least One Self-Insured Health Plan Falls Following Two Decades of Growth

    However, drilling deeper into the data, EBRI finds mixed results by company size

    The EBRI Issue Brief, “Self-Insured Health Plans: Recent Trends by Firm Size, 1996‒2018,” examines trends in the availability of, and enrollment in, self-insured health plans among private-sector establishments offering health plans and their covered workers.
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  • The Future Of Insurance: A View From The Driver’s Seat
    The Future Of Insurance: A View From The Driver’s Seat

    There is only one destination for the next generation of insurance leaders — a digital future

    by Denise Garth

    Check your rearview mirror. Who is back there? Look out of your windshield. Who is in front of you? Can you see yourself in the visor mirror? Who is staring back?
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  • Measuring Our Health, Wealth & Productivity
    Measuring Our Health, Wealth & Productivity

    Humana’s Go365® Wellness and Rewards Program Announces Five-Year Impact Study Results

    Leading wellness rewards program, Go365® from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), shared results of a study that examined the impact of the program on more than 10,000 participants over five years in the areas of employee health, healthcare cost savings and productivity.
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  • Four Ways Employers Are Fixing Healthcare
    Four Ways Employers Are Fixing Healthcare

    If you're not paying benefits-professionals directly, they're not working for you

    by Donovan Pyle

    The previous article from Health Compass Consulting touted the success of innovative companies who made tremendous strides in reducing healthcare costs while improving benefits for employees.
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  • American Employees Have a Strong Desire to Work Abroad, But Rarely Take the Opportunity
    American Employees Have a Strong Desire to Work Abroad, But Rarely Take the Opportunity

    New MetLife survey shows employers have an opportunity to attract and retain talent by promoting expatriate experiences within their companies

    A recent survey commissioned by MetLife found that 67 percent of American employees are interested in taking an expatriate (expat) assignment through their employer—stints lasting three months or more in another country—indicating that American workers have a strong desire to travel abroad for work.
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  • Positive Returns Continue for Institutional Plan Sponsors
    Positive Returns Continue for Institutional Plan Sponsors

    Median plan finished with a 3.1 percent return in the quarter ending June 30, 2019

    Positive investment returns continued for institutional plan sponsors in the second quarter of 2019 following a rebound in the first quarter, according to Northern Trust Universe data released today. The median plan in the Northern Trust Universe finished with a 3.1 percent return in the quarter ending June 30, 2019.
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  • Adults Are Willing to Pay More in Medicare Premiums to Ensure a Cap on Out-Of-Pocket Drug Costs
    Adults Are Willing to Pay More in Medicare Premiums to Ensure a Cap on Out-Of-Pocket Drug Costs

    Study: One in five adults who currently take prescription drugs struggle to pay for them each month

    oday, the Alliance for Aging Research announced the results of a survey that found over half of older adults over the age of 65 (52 percent) are willing to pay more each month in Medicare premiums to allow a cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.
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  • American Businesses Are Fixing Healthcare
    American Businesses Are Fixing Healthcare

    As Amazon & Apple try to prioritize reducing costs,  many smaller companies are already succeeding

    by Donovan Pyle

    According to the Institute of Medicine, 30% of healthcare dollars are wasted, and since most Americans receive healthcare benefits from their employer, the opportunity for American businesses to solve one of our biggest challenges is immense.
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  • More Workers Eligible for Employment-Based Health Coverage Following Passage of Affordable Care Act…
    More Workers Eligible for Employment-Based Health Coverage Following Passage of Affordable Care Act…

    Despite stagnant employer offer rates

    The EBRI Issue Brief, “More Workers Eligible for Health Coverage Despite Lack of Growth in Employer Offer Rates,” examines the percentage of employers offering health insurance from 2008–2018 to better understand how health insurance offer rates may have been affected by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) in addition to the…
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  • As Ride Sharing Services Integrate into Medicare Advantage Plans, Only 27% of Plan Beneficiaries Are Aware That Transportation to Routine Appointments is Covered
    As Ride Sharing Services Integrate into Medicare Advantage Plans, Only 27% of Plan Beneficiaries Are Aware That Transportation to Routine Appointments is Covered

    60% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries surveyed said free extra benefits, such as rides to doctor appointments, would be a motivator to choose a plan

    A HealthMine survey of Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries revealed that only 27 percent of respondents were aware that routine rides (non-emergency) to doctor appointments were covered. This low level of awareness is despite the fact that ride sharing promises to be a differentiator amongst MA plans for 2020.
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  • Plan Sponsors and Advisors See the Need to Improve Retirement Readiness of Plan Participants
    Plan Sponsors and Advisors See the Need to Improve Retirement Readiness of Plan Participants

    Study: Key issues have evolved, several new issues have arisen, including trend toward 'holistic financial wellness'

    Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA), today announced the findings of the second edition of its survey of retirement plan sponsors and plan advisors.
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  • How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied…
    How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied…

    Start with a Strong Retirement Plan

    With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in 50 years, competition for strong employees is high and employers are looking for ways to attract and retain good workers. New LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) research suggests that “satisfied” employees are more likely to feel positive about their employer, their employer-sponsored retirement benefits, and…
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