Federal lawmakers need to focus on what’s driving health care costs in America that in turn contributes to the rising cost of health coverage.That’s according to a group of health care industry execut… Read More
Some employees who haven't saved enough for retirement are now getting more money from an unlikely source: their employers.Companies from Microsoft Corp. to Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. are boosting con… Read More
Walk into Spectrum Health's new Strive, and you may not realize you are at the doctor's office.The fireplace, clusters of modern furnishings and interactive big screens give the feeling you've step in… Read More
A growing number of U.S. businesses are shifting focus from employee wellness programs to well-being initiatives — more comprehensive health and productivity programs that tackle elements such as the … Read More
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, stepping up the agency's efforts against the nation's opioid epidemic, announced plans Monday to require manufacturers of painkillers to provi… Read More
An analysis of Wells Fargo’s bundled recordkeeping business, representing four million participants, finds that plan health has been improving.Defined contribution (DC) retirement plan participation h… Read More
Health plans and hospitals are expanding telemedicine services in new ways to help members and patients research prices and gain access to medical specialists as health insurance deductibles take a la… Read More
Health Savings Accounts are proving to be a worthwhile investment for employers.A recent analysis by the consulting firm Mercer found that the average per-employee cost of HSA-eligible plans is 13% le… Read More
Deaths from cardiovascular disease have dropped by half in the U.S. over the past generation, but in some regions the risk of dying from some common heart ailments is twice what it is in other places,… Read More
Re-enrollment is a plan design strategy that helps many employees better their retirement outcomes by increasing participation and deferral rates and/or improving investment allocations. And yet, 89.3… Read More
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.
Jackson National Life
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.