With new data from Castlight Health Inc. revealing that opioid abusers cost employers nearly twice as much ($19,450) in medical expenses on average annually than non-abusers ($10,853), the onus is shi… Read More
Recently, we’ve had many clients receive a letter from a joint data matching project sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration and the Internal Re… Read More
Corporate wellness — and the shifts taking place within it — are making headlines. With the growing popularity of wellness, coupled with the rise in health issues and costs, companies are investing mo… Read More
Why has plan sponsors’ focus on financial wellness increased recently?“Their biggest concern is a realization that too many of their employees won’t have a large enough nest egg established for retire… Read More
In the U.S. between 2010 and 2012, nearly $73 billion was spent on brand name medications instead of less expensive alternatives, according to a new study.A large portion of that was spent by patients… Read More
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday issued final rules that allow employers to offer limited incentives for employees and spouses who provide their personal health information a… Read More
With more than 70% of 401(k) plans including target-date funds in their investment lineup, and a growing number of plans adopting auto enrollment and using TDFs as their default fund, you’d expect sig… Read More
Few midsize employers are using HDHPs, Benefitfocus finds, and this could be at the expense of employee wellbeing and cost control, it suggests.
For companies looking to reduce their health care benef… Read More
Every so often someone puts out a list of what are said to be the “best” 401(k) plans, based on varied benefits and plan design structure criteria. But for my money, here’s what the best plans do.
Ma… Read More
Advantage Benefits Group have proven to be one of the best at what they do! I thoroughly enjoy working with them. It is refreshing to find a company that is not only superb in their customer service, but also responsive, knowledgeable and organized in everything they do. Our company is proud of the business relationship we have developed with them and we look forward to many more years of utilizing their services.
Holland Engineering, Inc.
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.