Author Archive: Anne Patterson

About Anne Patterson

Marketing Communications Manager

Favorite Foundation Product: Foundation Community. It’s like LinkedIn but only for Foundation members. They can post questions, share best practices, etcall with fellow members who also live and breathe employee benefits.

Benefits-related Topics That Interest Her Most: Workplace wellness (especially mental health), diversity, equity and inclusion, behavioral decision making, family-friendly benefits, payroll audits.

Personal Insight: When she’s not busy analyzing the inner workings of her toddler’s brain (does anyone actually know?!), Anne finds joy in home renovation and décor, haiku writing, watching Jeopardy, creating charcuterie boards, and bicycling.

Talking Benefits Podcast: Riding the Investments Roller Coaster

The recent ups and downs of the stock market and the economy can be dizzying. In the latest podcast episode, my colleague Justin Held got the opportunity to talk to… Read more >

Are Employers Revisiting Student Loan Repayment Strategies Now?

President Biden’s student loan relief plan is affecting employers’ considerations for student loan repayment benefits, according to a new survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Eleven… Read more >

Quiet Quitting: What to Know About the Latest Workplace Trend

What Is Quiet Quitting? It’s been hot in the headlines and dominating social media scrolls over the past few weeks—quiet quitting. A viral TikTok video popularized the concept in July,… Read more >

Why Vision Benefits Are Nothing To Bat an Eye About

August is National Eye Exam Month, which makes it a spectacular time to review vision benefit offerings and communicate to employees/plan participants the importance of eye care. More than half… Read more >

A New Demand for Workplace Wellness Programs As Employees Struggle

Workers faced new or heightened challenges to their physical, mental and financial well-being over the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those challenges are still lingering. Workplace wellness benefits were forced… Read more >

Number of Employers Offering Juneteenth As a Paid Holiday On the Rise

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. Juneteenth National Independence Day is now the 12th legal public holiday in the United States, and… Read more >

The Next Big Thing: How Employers Can Prepare

In early April, the International Foundation hosted the webcast Innovation and the Future of Remote/Hybrid Work. We were lucky enough to bring in Alex Willis, chief executive officer at Leadership… Read more >

Five Steps to Reducing Mental Health Stigma at Your Workplace

Stigma can be one of the greatest barriers to psychological health and safety in the workplace, especially for employees with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Eliminating stigma… Read more >

National Employee Benefits Day: Your Benefits, Reimagined.

The past two years have altered the workforce like never before. From the increase in remote work to the “Great Resignation,” you and your organization’s benefit plans have been shining… Read more >