Family health insurance premiums rose an average 3 percent this year for people getting coverage through the workplace, the sixth consecutive year of small increases, according to a study released Tue… Read More
With healthcare open enrollment season quickly approaching, 401(k) plan sponsors may want to spend some time educating participants on the use of health savings accounts. If you offer a high-deductibl… Read More
Many businesses put a lot of time and effort into initially setting up company retirement plans. Unfortunately, they do not regularly revisit the plans to ensure they are staying in compliance with Em… Read More
You know the rules. Eat less red meat, cheese and butter. Limit fried foods. Avoid trans fats. With so many things to cut out, what's left to eat?While heart-healthy eating includes lots of "no's," th… Read More
Over the past two decades, Americans have experienced a revolution in how we live and the role technology plays in our lives. These changes have not infused healthcare with the same momentum as other … Read More
Looking over 20 years of the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index (formerly the Aon Hewitt 401(k) Index), two major trends have emerged— 401(k) portfolio allocations have changed dramatically, and trading ac… Read More
President Trump this month declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, a move intended to direct more funding and attention toward the crisis.Recent research on hospitalizations related to opio… Read More
These days, we’re not surprised to open the paper and see another headline about the latest Epi-pen, Martin Shkreli, or yet another new drug with an exorbitant price tag that has no basis in reality. … Read More
Most Americans don’t understand exactly what’s in their health insurance plan, but they tend to have a better idea when they manage some of the costs with a health savings account, according to a new … Read More
The Roth 401(k) that allows participants to make contributions on an after-tax basis while allowing for tax-free withdrawals is increasing in popularity, with large employers taking the lead, accordin… Read More
Our President's Council spent a solid hour this week discussing health, dental, and vision options based on the work you and we have been working on since late last fall. The group found the materials presented to be informative and helpful, so they specifically asked that I share with you their appreciation for all the work that has been put into this issues so far. They were appreciative of both the content, and the timing. In some years it has been early May before we could have that discussion, which is way too late in the cycle and so they wanted me to also express appreciation for having this on a much more helpful timeline to give ample opportunity to consider the options, and to make timely decisions.
Ferris State University
We have relied on Advantage Benefits Group for support of our employees healthcare plans for quite some time. They have been extremely helpful in providing expert plan design guidance and assisting in all aspects of the vendor selection and negotiation processes. They continue to support us on an ongoing basis by providing periodic analyses of our plan performance and keeping us informed on the latest benefit trends.