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Your End-of-Year Benefits Checklist

Another year has come to an end. As the calendar turns over, it becomes particularly important to remind workers of some important benefits, if you haven’t already. We’re making a list… Read more >

What’s New with Mental Health Parity

In this Talking Benefits podcast episode, the pod squad wanted to highlight a topic that is timely for several reasons and might be a little confusing—mental health and substance use… Read more >

9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

Employers have long included voluntary benefits as part of their ancillary benefit packages. Voluntary benefits are administered by the employer and paid for by the workers, who in turn receive… Read more >

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

On September 20, 2021, PBGC released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Projections Report and a Five-Year Multiemployer Program Report. The reports show a substantial improvement in the outlook for PBGC’s… Read more >

Questions From Plan Sponsors on the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage

Questions From Plan Sponsors on the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage

On November 12, 2020, Congress and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the Departments) issued a final rule for Transparency in Coverage (TiC) aimed at group… Read more >

Eight Financial Wellness Strategies for Reaching the Financially Vulnerable

Financial wellness programs have gained prominence as an employee benefit and can be effective in reducing financial stress among workers. But it’s not always that easy to get employees to… Read more >

Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll Remains Consistent

Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll Remains Consistent

Over the past decade, the International Foundation has gathered benchmarking data on hundreds of benefit offerings through its Employee Benefits Survey. Data is gathered on all facets of employee benefits,… Read more >