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Benefits Design and Communication

Wellness Program Success? It's a Long Shot

March 10, 2014
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Only savvy employers with a commitment to thoughtful, clear and open communication will be able to launch and maintain a successful wellness program.
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Take Care to Communicate Health Care Costs

March 10, 2014
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More employees are asking for personal guidance in choosing their benefits than ever before.
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Wellness Programs Should Offer Alternative to Exercise

March 4, 2014
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If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.


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The Remedy for ACA Headaches in 2015

February 12, 2014
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Good or bad, the ACA provides employers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to examine the role of benefits in attracting and keeping the employees.
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All Is Not Well

February 10, 2014
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Even with the push for data-driven results, evaluating wellness in the workplace is an elusive goal for most employers.
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It’s a Benefits Bonanza at Principal Financial’s 10 Best List

December 19, 2013
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Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
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Preparing Now for ACA Compliance in 2015

December 11, 2013
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Get through open enrollment this year, and begin the process of reviewing your organization’s strategic and compliance plans for the ACA come 2015.
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Focused on the Future: 401(k) Plan Administrators

November 10, 2013
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Now that 401(k) plans have grown to become the No. 1 way U.S. workers save for retirement, it’s no secret many plan sponsors turn to experts to run the entire plan — or certain parts.
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The ‘Sight Words’ of Health Benefits

November 8, 2013
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I read survey results from the American Institute of CPAs that shows a majority of U.S. adults cannot accurately identify basic health insurance terms — benefits 'sight words,' so to speak.


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Professionally Managed Accounts Boosting Retirement Fund Results

October 29, 2013
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In 2012, nearly 37 percent of plan sponsors offered professionally managed accounts in 401(k) plans compared with 26 percent in 2008.
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