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Building (or Reevaluating) a Benefits Package for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Workforce

Building (or Reevaluating) a Benefits Package for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Workforce

After 15 months, it’s looking like we’re heading into a period of time we can legitimately call “postpandemic.” We’ve been seeing, hearing and reading about what this new era will… Read more >

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

From traditional employee assistance programs (EAPs) to bots that use artificial intelligence, the range of options to address worker mental health challenges has grown. What should employers and plan sponsors… Read more >

Talking Benefits Podcast: This Is . . . Jeop-ARPA-dy!

Talking Benefits Podcast: This Is...Jeop-ARPA-dy!

The latest Talking Benefits podcast episode covers the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, signed into law by President Biden in March. There are huge implications for all Americans… Read more >

Changes in Health Care Claims Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Changes in Health Care Claims due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past year, the International Foundation has surveyed U.S. organizations on three separate occasions to examine the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most recent edition, respondents were… Read more >

How Do Multiemployer Plans Claim COBRA Premium Assistance Credit?

How Do Multiemployer Plans Claim COBRA Premium Assistance Credit?

​The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2021-31 which provides guidance for multiemployer plans and plan administrators regarding the new credit available to them for providing continuation health coverage… Read more >

18 Prescription Drug Cost-Containment Strategies For Your Plan

18 Prescription Drug Cost-Containment Strategies For Your Plan

Benefits practitioners have grown accustomed to headlines addressing the escalating costs of prescription drug spending. Despite concerted efforts, the cost of commonly prescribed brand-name drugs continues to grow at alarming… Read more >

Cybersecurity Risks: Protecting Your Data from Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity Risks: Protecting Your Data from Cyberattacks

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the use of technology at work, and the risk of cyberattacks has grown exponentially. Katharine Hall, senior VP, cyber practice leader with Aon, and… 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 >