An analysis of retirement plan contribution rates found that employees that improve their financial wellness score from 4 to 6, on a 10-point scale, could potentially improve their retirement plan bal… Read More
More than one-third of 401(k) plan participants are under 40, most receive plan contributions from their employers, and equities figure prominently in 401(k) plans, says a new report from ICI. The In… Read More
Healthcare costs are rising. And as employers face higher price tags, many are pushing costs onto workers to help maintain budgets. The average cost per covered employee has increased by nearly $500 … Read More
The recently released The State of Wearables in the Workplace survey, conducted by the Corporate Health & Wellness Association provides readers a unique glimpse into how employers currently use and th… Read More
The idea of an index fund seemed a bit of a joke at first. Indiscriminately buying hundreds of stocks, then accepting whatever return the market provided? Aside from being impractical to build in the… Read More
It’s not as if the rising costs of health coverage went away, but for a few years the increases mitigated somewhat. That’s changed of late as cost increases for health insurance exceed the pace of re… Read More
There is much discussion around the role companies play to improve workplace health and wellness for their employees. I look at this topic through two lenses: as a participant in my company’s wellness… Read More
Passive is leading now, but there is still hope for active management Morningstar's midyear analysis of active versus passive investing shows once again that higher fees have the biggest impact on pe… Read More
The maker of the life-saving allergy shot EpiPen is the new poster child for exorbitant drug price increases, as high-profile members of Congress, doctors and consumers lash out over huge price increa… Read More
To the average worker, the process of offering a few incentives to participate in a wellness program would appear to be a simple one. As those of us working in the employee benefits industry know, app… Read More
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.
Tim J. Oeschger
Matcor Automotive 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.