Author Archive: Brenda Hofmann

About Brenda Hofmann

Communications Manager at the International Foundation

Favorite Foundation Product: The Word on Benefits Blog

Benefits-Related Topics That Grab Her Attention: Wellness, work/life balance, and unique and trending perks.​

Favorite Foundation Event:The day we wait all year forNational Employee Benefits Day!

Personal Insight: Brenda goes with the flow and this approach to life puts everyone around her at ease. Brenda enjoys time with her family, traveling and has never met a historical fiction novel she didn’t like.

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

Employers providing health care benefits to their employees can choose one of two options: a fully insured health plan or a self-funded health plan. Although there are many similarities between… Read more >

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

A new report released today by the International Foundation, Employee Benefits in a COVID-19 World—One Year Update, provides a snapshot of the latest COVID-19 workplace issues including the future of… Read more >

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant implications for workplaces across the world, and employers and workers have needed to make difficult decisions regarding retirement, health and paid leave benefits. A new… Read more >

Employers React to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employers React to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus is a challenge unlike any most employers have faced. The pandemic has brought major changes to the workplace, including shifts to employees’ health care and retirement benefits. A… Read more >

Steps Plan Sponsors Should Take to Implement the Families First Act and the CARES Act

Steps Plan Sponsors Should Take to Implement the Families First Act and the Cares Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act or FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, an Economic Security (CARES) Act have brought a wide range of changes to employee… Read more >