employee benefits

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

Robbie Hartman, CEBS
 

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 diverse and inclusive workforce. “Above all, [these benefits are] about removing barriers […]

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

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

Alyssa Hodder
 

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. Many employees have struggled psychologically and financially, and employers have responded. But […]

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

Robbie Hartman, CEBS
 

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 work and virtual health care. In addition, employers looking to the future […]

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

Julie Stich, CEBS
 

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 mean for the workforce—flexibility, remote work, mental well-being, financial security, inclusivity. What […]

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

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 consider when deciding which mental health benefits tools to use and promote? […]

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

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

Robbie Hartman, CEBS
 

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 business metrics—but a survey of 800-plus human resources (HR) professionals revealed that […]