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9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

Employers have long included voluntary benefits as part of their ancillary benefit packages. Voluntary benefits are administered by the employer and paid for by the workers, who in turn receive… Read more >

Is Your Organization Ready to Return to the Workplace? Ask Yourself These Three Questions.

Many Canadian employers are starting to implement their return-to-the-workplace plans this fall. But with rising COVID cases and the added stress of the COVID variants, the transition is becoming more… Read more >

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

On September 20, 2021, PBGC released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Projections Report and a Five-Year Multiemployer Program Report. The reports show a substantial improvement in the outlook for PBGC’s… Read more >

Questions From Plan Sponsors on the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage

Questions From Plan Sponsors on the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage

On November 12, 2020, Congress and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the Departments) issued a final rule for Transparency in Coverage (TiC) aimed at group… Read more >

Eight Financial Wellness Strategies for Reaching the Financially Vulnerable

Financial wellness programs have gained prominence as an employee benefit and can be effective in reducing financial stress among workers. But it’s not always that easy to get employees to… Read more >

Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll Remains Consistent

Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll Remains Consistent

Over the past decade, the International Foundation has gathered benchmarking data on hundreds of benefit offerings through its Employee Benefits Survey. Data is gathered on all facets of employee benefits,… Read more >