Health Care

Addressing the Unique Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

Anne Newhouse
 

Strategies for creating the best mix of employee benefit plans are as varied as the organizations that offer them. In the current business climate, especially coming out of the pandemic period, attracting and retaining the best employees feels like an art form […]

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know

Anne Patterson
 

Last week, a new U.S. law took effect requiring fair accommodations for pregnant Americans. My ears perked up not only as an employee benefits enthusiast but because I’m about to welcome my second child next month and am on high alert for […]

Inclusive Family-Forming Benefits: Surrogacy Reimbursement Programs

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Fertility and family-forming benefits are top of mind for many organizations, whether it’s to stay competitive in attracting and retaining key talent or match benefits to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals. Surrogacy reimbursement programs are one such benefit that may particularly […]

Workplace Benefits Valedictorians: The Graduating Class of 2023 Wants These Benefits

Tim Hennessy
 

When it comes to employee benefits, tried-and-true offerings like employer-paid health insurance and matching retirement savings plan contributions have remained at the head of the class among soon-to-be U.S. and Canadian college graduates over the years. According to a survey from The […]

The Rise of Gender-Affirmation Health Care Benefits

Anne Patterson
 

Gender-affirmation health care benefit offerings have been on the rise over the past seven years, according to survey data from the International Foundation. Up from 12 percent in 2016, 30 percent of U.S. employers now offer the benefit. I spoke with Julie […]

In a Benefits Plan Far, Far Away

Julie Stich, CEBS
 

Over the past several years, May 4 has skyrocketed in popularity as Star Wars Day—as in, “May the Fourth be with you.” In honor of May the Fourth, we thought it would be fun to continue the rebellion against convention by using Star […]