The U.S. House of Representatives passed the GOP's revised American Health Care Act(AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213 on May 4, sending the measure to the Senate, where it faces a drastic makeover.No Demo… Read More
You insure your home, your car, and even your health—so why not your life and the income that supports it? Principal® breaks down 4 common myths about life and disability insurance.Myth #1: I can do i… Read More
Nearly half of employers use technology for benefits enrollment, yet few (22%) take advantage of technology for benefits education and communication, LIMRA research finds.However, 41% of employers who… Read More
Taking a 401(k) loan is such a bad investment choice that it should not be allowed in any 401(k) plan other than for hardship reasons. And yes, it is an investment because when plan participants take … Read More
As you may have seen or read in the news, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which wa… Read More
More Republicans have indicated they do not support the latest Obamacare replacement bill, bringing the total GOP opposition to 22, The Hill reports. One more Republican “no” could kill the measure, g… Read More
One of the most important – and, in my experience, least understood – aspects of plan administration is the requirement that those who handle plan funds and other property be covered by a fidelity bon… Read More
Disability Insurance is insurance for your income.
It replaces a portion of your income if you are unable to work due to an illness or injury. Most people
need to work in order to make ends meet, an… Read More
The majority (75.3%) of employers responding to the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s (PSCA)’s HSA Snapshot survey view health savings accounts (HSAs) as part of their retirement benefits strategy. Ne… Read More
Obesity rates have been stable in recent yearsAn estimated 31% of Michigan adults were obese in 2015, a rate that has been essentially stable over the past four years, according to a 2016 state report… 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 partnered with Advantage Benefits Group since the Company’s inception. Advantage does an excellent job as a ‘full service employee benefits agent’ providing us with value based/cost effective employee benefit solutions. They also do an outstanding job in the area of customer service – in fact, their staff refuses to be uninvolved when it comes to making absolutely certain that our benefit plans deliver the value expected. Without question, Advantage Benefits continues to exceed our expectations.