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Benefits 101: Personal Leave

A better work/life balance is at the top of the list for many employees.  However, with the absence of nationwide paid leave regulations for American workers, employers typically determine the extent of paid time off for their employees.  In an increased effort to remain competitive and improve employee attraction and retention, a new survey found [...]

Benefits 101: Personal Leave2024-03-14T09:00:54-05:00

Benefits 101: Embedded vs. Non-Embedded Deductibles

Everyone needs health insurance but many people don’t fully understand it.  One important concept to understand is your deductible.  A deductible is the amount of money that must be paid for covered services before the health insurance company begins paying for expenses. For an individual plan, the deductible is straightforward.  But family plans are a [...]

Benefits 101: Embedded vs. Non-Embedded Deductibles2024-03-11T08:27:47-05:00

5 Ways to Support the Wellness of Remote Workers

Remote work brings with it a unique set of mental health and wellness concerns. For starters, many may feel isolated, especially if they work from their home for hours on end without other people around them. In addition, they may feel disconnected with their colleagues and those "water cooler" opportunities. Because many of them work from home, [...]

5 Ways to Support the Wellness of Remote Workers2024-03-05T13:32:41-06:00

Exceptional & Extraordinary Employees – Don’t Burn Them Out

Are HR professionals relying so much on top talent that they risk increasing the odds that they burnout? Every organization has employees who stand out for one reason or another. They often include your superstars or high achievers. Managers will often turn to these exceptional employees when there’s a special project or deliverable to be [...]

Exceptional & Extraordinary Employees – Don’t Burn Them Out2024-03-01T09:47:13-06:00

Benefits 101: What Is Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance is known by many names: heart attack insurance, catastrophic illness insurance and sick insurance are just a few. No matter what it’s called, it’s designed to guard against the financial costs of a serious disease or condition. As the average life expectancy in the United States continues to increase, insurance brokers are [...]

Benefits 101: What Is Critical Illness Insurance?2024-02-21T11:46:00-06:00

Top Benefit Trends for 2024

The challenges that influenced the benefits landscape in 2023 persist—perhaps even more so. Rising costs, due to inflation and increasing health care prices, will continue to present challenges this new year.  But employers who understand the benefits landscape for 2024 can mold their approach for the upcoming year. A new year means revisiting your existing [...]

Top Benefit Trends for 20242024-02-12T09:43:21-06:00

What is Mental Health and Wellness in HR?

Mental health and wellness in HR is the practice of employers caring about the health and stress management of their workers by providing support and resources to prevent burnout. Human Resources professionals include mental health and wellness benefits, such as insurance coverage, employee assistance programs (EAPs), access to apps and counseling, and more. Beyond traditional benefits, [...]

What is Mental Health and Wellness in HR?2024-02-08T09:14:34-06:00

Health Insurance Basics: Part 1

What is Health Insurance and Why is it Important? Health insurance is a legal entitlement to payment or reimbursement for your health care costs, generally under a contract with a health insurance company. Health insurance provides important financial protection in case you have an accident or sickness. For example, health insurance may help to pay [...]

Health Insurance Basics: Part 12024-02-01T13:41:44-06:00

8 HR Trends for 2024

With the arrival of 2024, Human Resources professionals are contemplating the future. Everyone is looking into that crystal ball to try and understand what the most pressing issues in talent management will be. HR Exchange Network is no different, so we turned to the experts on Featured to ask what they think will be the biggest trend of [...]

8 HR Trends for 20242024-01-10T14:18:20-06:00

Year-Round Benefits Education

For most organizations, employee benefits communication kicks into high gear during open enrollment season. During this time, there is a surge in emails, educational webinars, fliers throughout the office, and a barrage of forms demanding signatures. Post open enrollment, however, employees often receive minimal information about their benefits. While sporadic email updates or new laminated [...]

Year-Round Benefits Education2024-01-19T10:13:04-06:00
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