Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), larger employers have wondered about an auto-enrollment provision that the ACA added to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under that provision,… Read More
Think you know why people retire, what they hope to do in retirement, and how current retirees feel about their retirement decision? A new survey calls into question some of that “common wisdom.”
The… Read More
Previous proposed rules address wellness incentive issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act and not under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity C… Read More
Employers are taking a more active role in helping prepare their employees for retirement, boosting their 401(k) employer matches and default contribution savings rates for employees.
“With mor… Read More
There was no increase in inflation in the third quarter, so under current law, there will be no increase in Social Security payments.
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) be… Read More
Chronic disease is a modern plague: Nearly half of adults have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, one in three suffers from high blood pressure and more than two-thirds are overweight or obese. These co… Read More
WE’RE paying too much for prescription drugs. The price for cancer drugs like Yervoy, Opdivo and Keytruda routinely exceeds $120,000 a year.
Some other specialty drugs have even higher prices. Cerezym… Read More
After giving employers pedometers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee found it doesn’t take great strides to cut costs and improve employees’ health.
When you are a health care insurance provider… Read More
There’s no way around it, health care cost projections for American retirees are grim, especially when mapped against what people actually have saved.
For many, generating $250,000 in savings seems li… Read More
Mutual funds’ average expense ratio has been falling over the past decade. That’s because 401(k) participants tend to be invested in lower-cost funds, according to the Investment Company Institute.The… Read More
In the almost 35 years I’ve been in Human Resources leadership positions – including stints with two Fortune 100 companies- I’ve never had the pleasure to work with a group of men and women like the ones at Advantage Benefits Group who so consistently meet and exceed our expectations in providing timely and effective guidance in the administration of our benefit plans. I heartily recommend them to any other organizations seeking to establish a more effective relationship with their benefits agents.
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.