Thought Leadership Blog

What These 3 Companies Tell Us About Paid Parental Leave In The U.S.

| Pat Purdy

IKEA parental leave.jpgWhen it comes to paid parental leave in the United States, the last two years have marked significant changes in employer attitudes, and consequently, in the design of paid parental leave policies. That momentum is stronger than ever today with recent announcements from these three major companies: 

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Topics: Parental Leave

The Future of Employee Benefits

| Pat Purdy

Paul Rogers was recently featured in a series of interviews with benefits professionals that Benz Communications published to celebrate their 10 years of leadership in employee benefits communications.  Read the interview here and learn what Paul sees for the future of the employee benefits industry.

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Topics: Global Benefits

Navigating The Private Exchange Landscape: How to Evaluate Your Benefits Strategy

| Sean Clem

private-exchange.jpgIn Part 1 of Navigating The Private Exchange Landscape , we looked at how recent findings are shaping the decision-making approach to private exchange programs. Here, we’ve put together a list of considerations that will help you take a deeper dive into the questions you should ask to determine whether or not moving to a private exchange is right for your company.  

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Topics: Private Exchanges, Private Healthcare Exchange

Navigating The Private Exchange Landscape: Key Learnings in 2016 And What They Mean

| Sean Clem


undefined-734775-edited.jpgSince the advent of private health insurance exchanges, employers have wrestled with the question of whether or not to implement exchanges into their benefits strategy. Yet as the general climate continues to shift and evolve, many companies are realizing that there’s no quick and obvious answer; no one-size-fits-all solution. In Part 1 of Navigating The Private Exchange Landscape, we’ll focus on some key learnings that provide insight into today’s trends and attitudes for employers who are considering implementing a private exchange. That includes data-backed predictions on exchanges, along with recent factors that are steering those predictions off course.

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Topics: Private Exchanges, Private Healthcare Exchange

Nine Considerations for Outsourcing Leave & Absence Management

| Josh Hobson

josh_hobson.jpgPacific Resources has worked with dozens of large employers who have wanted to proactively manage leaves and absences.

While each solution they implement is unique, we find that employers generally take one of three approaches to leave and absence management:

  1. keep their programs in-house;
  2. implement a “co-sourced” model, where they partner with an external vendor for the technology platform but maintains an internal staff for leave intake and management oversight; or
  3. fully outsource leave management and administration programs.
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Topics: FMLA, Absence Management, Disability & Leave Management

Universal Life Policies for Executives – Why You Need to Take Another Look

| Issam Sweis

Universal_Life_1.jpgDeclining interest rates and overall market conditions have potentially created an exposure in executive life programs, which may need to be addressed if employers don't want to incur additional costs or have executive life insurance policies lapse.

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Topics: Life & Accident

Regular Eye Exams More Critical Than Ever for Diabetes Patients

| Jay Rex

eye_exams.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million Americans have diabetes – that’s just shy of 10 percent of the total U.S. population. Each year, many of those patients are directed by their physicians to complete a Diabetic Retinal Exam (DRE) to test for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that causes progressive damage to the retina and can lead to blindness. 

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Topics: Vision

The Importance of Paid Parental Leave Policies at High Tech Companies

| Pat Purdy

parental_leave-2.jpgPaid parental leave is one of the hottest topics in HR across the United States. Our clients ask us about it frequently, and we can look at our stats to see that our own Parental Leave white paper is the most downloaded item from our website (even though laws keep changing and it needs an update!). 

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Topics: Parental Leave

Why Do Employee Benefits Matter?

| Paul Rogers

bio_paul_r.jpgOur friends over at Benz Communications are celebrating 10 years of leading the way with employee benefits communications. As part of this milestone, Benz is interviewing benefits leaders to uncover what's next for the industry.

Benz recently spoke with Matthew Harmon, Director of Benefits and HRIS, AutoZone, to find out more about where he focuses his time and energy, what gets him excited about employee benefits and more.

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Six Essential Elements of Mental Health at Work

| Pat Purdy

00_DMEC-Welcome.jpgA couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of participating in the DMEC’s annual conference in New Orleans. On Monday, July 18, Pacific Resources and Sedgwick co-sponsored a preconference workshop on improving work productivity through mental wellness and then on Tuesday, July 19, Kimberly George of Sedgwick and I took the main stage to bring this topic to all attendees. 

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Topics: Global Benefits