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How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

Increasingly, U.S. and Canadian plan sponsors are offering gender affirmation and gender reassignment benefits as a way to attract and retain top talent, improve mental health outcomes, and foster a… Read more >

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

As I wrote in my blog on empathetic leadership, one positive emerging from the pandemic is that it has refocused attention on human needs—from health and wellness, to financial security…. Read more >

Talking Benefits Podcast: Race, Gender and Social Impacts on Retirement

Talking Benefits Podcast: Race, Gender and Social Impacts on Retirement

If you are a regular Talking Benefits podcast listener, you know that retirement security is a topic near and dear to the hearts of those working at the International Foundation…. Read more >

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have shifted their strategic benefit priorities toward workforce and business resilience. This has included adding or expanding employee benefits for remote… Read more >

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

June 25 is officially National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Admittedly, for the last 15 months, every day has been Take Your Dog to Work Day—actually, Work From Home… Read more >

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 >

Set—and Measure—Specific Goals to Improve Your Investments in DEI

Set—and Measure—Specific Goals to Improve Your Investments in DEI

Investments in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have consistently been mentioned as a top goal for companies in 2021—with studies to back up the relationship between improved DEI and improved… Read more >