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Educating DC Plan Participants for the Long Hike to Retirement

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

Many years ago, I visited Grand Canyon National Park with my mom and aunt. It was unseasonably hot, but I wanted to walk down into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. My companions were not up for the hike, so I […]

Building and Designing for DEI: Creating Employee Benefits That Work for All

Guest Contributor
 

Benefits Magazine Extras articles provide you with bonus content on a mix of benefits topics as well as deep dives and analyses on the latest benefit trends and compliance issues. Foundation members can visit ifebp.org/benefitsmagazine to view the full bimonthly print edition of the magazine.  Global […]

The Growing Importance of Cross-Cultural Competence

Eli Argueta
 

In the ever-expanding global marketplace, organizations are increasingly embracing the importance of understanding and respecting diverse cultures. Nowhere is this more crucial than in the realm of global benefits, where effective communication and collaboration across cultural boundaries can make all the difference. […]

Measuring and Addressing Burnout and Stress in the Workplace

Anne Patterson
 

According to the International Foundation’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Survey Report, 96% of the workforce is stressed—either somewhat or very. With mostly every worker facing stress at some level, it’s important for plan sponsors/employers to know how to identify […]

Student Loan Repayment and Financial Wellness Benefits: What’s New?

Anne Newhouse
 

Student loan repayment has been more top-of-mind in recent weeks with President Biden’s announcement on February 21, 2024. The Department of Education emailed 153,000 borrowers that student loans were being discharged for those enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) […]

Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislative Developments

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Proposals for paid family and medical leave at the federal level historically haven’t had enough support to become law. Many states have added paid leave mandates since 2017, creating a challenge for multistate employers seeking to deliver consistent benefits to their entire […]