Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2023 Outlook on Respiratory Illnesses and the Workforce

At this time of year in cold climates, airborne illnesses (influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19) persistently impact families and workplaces. Influenza is a well-known endemic. Endemic means persistent—It will… Read more >

Magazine Extra: Long COVID and ADA

In the beginning of the pandemic, employers struggled to determine whether workers who contracted COVID-19 qualified for disability protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More than two years… Read more >

The Perfect Storm Facing Canada’s Rapidly Aging Population: An Interview with Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, Ph.D.

In an interview in the March/April issue of Plans & Trusts, actuary Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, Ph.D., FCIA, FSA, called for new policies and practices to address the multiple challenges and opportunities… 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 >

Coverage for COVID-19 Testing after FAQs 51 and 52 Released

Early in 2022, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury (the Departments) issued two sets of guidance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) 51… Read more >

International Foundation Survey Research Studies: Benchmarking Stats You Can Use

Those working in the employee benefits industry are facing a landscape that changes daily. The International Foundation’s research team takes trending topics, from paid leave to financial education and mental… Read more >

Mental Health and COVID-19 Challenges in Apprenticeship Programs – New Survey Reveals Issues and Solutions

Apprenticeships play an essential role in the development of a highly trained workforce. Today, apprenticeship programs face new challenges while building on their successes, according to recent survey results from… Read more >