Category Archives: Employee Benefits

Meet Me in Atlanta

Tweet In just 3 weeks from now, I’ll be traveling to Atlanta for this year’s SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, which takes place June 24 to June 27.  In addition to this year’s entertainer, Jerry Seinfeld, there are so many … Continue reading

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Why Your Employer’s Disability Insurance May Not Be Enough

Tweet Everyone wants to be a hero – to have that impact where they “protect” someone from a danger – dashing into a house on fire to save a baby.  And in life, we protect many things, some valuable – … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Speaks Out on the Future of Retirement Security

Tweet I recently spoke to an employee who had decided, at age 54, that it was time to start focusing on retirement.  Her goal was to retire at age 65, and she was wondering if that would be possible, considering … Continue reading

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Are You Aware That May is DIAM?

Tweet So what is DIAM?  It stands for Disability Insurance Awareness Month, sponsored by the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE).  Many employees are unaware of the disability coverage that may be available to them as an employer-sponsored … Continue reading

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Pet Parents Need Insurance Too!

Tweet Does your company’s voluntary benefits menu include pet insurance?  Believe it or not, 4% of employers in 2011 did indeed offer pet insurance, according to SHRM’s 2011 Employee Benefits Study. Employees who have pets may welcome this benefit, since … Continue reading

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How to Evaluate Your Life Insurance During Open Enrollment

Tweet Once a year, this strange phenomenon occurs called “open enrollment.”   For most people,  “open enrollment” is time for the fine art of pretending that if you ignore something it will go away and it always works out that way. … Continue reading

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No Fooling – Prepare to Celebrate National Employee Benefits Day on the First Workday of April

Tweet I’m so glad that April 1st  will be falling on a Sunday this year since that means only my family at home can try to trick me with April Fool’s jokes. What I can look forward to is that … Continue reading

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The Safety Net of a Group LTC Plan

Tweet Last week, Prudential, the 2nd largest life insurance company in the U.S., announced they were getting out of the individual long term care insurance market.  Prudential isn’t the first to exit the marketplace since both Guardian Life Insurance and … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Tooth Fairy Take Back Cash From Your Employees

Tweet Dental implants are becoming a common solution to missing teeth and an alternative to bridge and crown work.   However, according to WebMD.com, many dental insurance plans do not cover implants.  My husband, Dave, learned this the hard way when … Continue reading

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Making Your Benefits Communications Oscar-Worthy

Tweet The Oscar awards were on TV this past Sunday but since there were no actors I was rooting for, my husband decided we were going to rent a movie so he picked Tower Heist, which after watching it I … Continue reading

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