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
he $10,000-a-month cancer drug has become the new normal, to the dismay of physicians and patients who increasingly face the burden of financial toxicity. A pair of new studies illustrate just how rec… Read More
In addition, nearly six in 10 recently hired plan participants invested in target-date funds.
Interest in target-date and other types of balanced funds remained strong through 2014, with younger plan… Read More
Personal digital health tools — or wearables — are beginning to make a real impact on personal health. If there are any drawbacks to them, it’s that users want more encouragement to take advantage of … Read More
Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s top five large health systems by Truven Health Analytics, which reviewed performance measures in quality, safety and patient satisfaction.
This is … Read More
Telemedicine has the potential to dramatically lower health care costs for U.S. employers, in fact, by as much as $6 billion annually, according to a Willis Towers Watson internal analysis from a year… Read More
HR and finance departments have historically been at odds. Their goals are often contradictory (e.g. ‘attract the best talent’ versus ‘keep headcounts low’), and in these struggles, the money side usu… Read More
They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb — but when it comes to average 401(k) balances, the reverse appears to be true.
During the month of March, the nonpartisan Employee Be… Read More
Medical stop-loss insurance’s popularity is on the rise as more employers look to an array of tools to protect themselves from unexpected health insurance costs.
A white paper produced by insurer QBE… Read More
In 1990, an estimated 13.2 percent of Michigan adults fit the criteria for obesity.
In 2014, it was 30.7 percent, according to data released in September by the federal Centers for Disease Control and… 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.