Is Your Employee Dental Benefits Plan Out of Date? Answer These Five Questions to Find Out.

dental plans.pngSurvey after survey shows that when it comes to employee benefits, dental is one of the most sought-after and valued coverages. Employees expect their dental plan to not only be an essential part of the employee benefits package, but to also be aligned with their needs and on par with today’s trends. 

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The “New Breed” of Voluntary Benefits Plans (part 2 of 2)

voluntary benefitsThis is the second blog in a two-part series on the trends that are shaping Voluntary Benefits. The first blog post focused on advantages in technology, the rise of the consumer-employee, the competition for talented employees and a focus on financial wellness. Read the full blog post.

In early 2017, the issue of health insurance dominated the headlines. Voluntary benefits, as usual, were left on the sidelines even when the employer-sponsored health care, and not the Affordable Care Act, hit the news cycle. But in the past few years, voluntary benefits have evolved significantly and it’s important that HR leaders understand what’s changed, why its changed, and how emerging trends have given rise to a new breed of employer-sponsored voluntary benefits.

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How Recent Trends Are Reshaping Voluntary Benefits (part 1 of 2)

voluntary benefits.jpgIn early 2017, the issue of health insurance dominated the headlines. Voluntary benefits, as usual, were left on the sidelines even when the employer-sponsored health care, and not the Affordable Care Act, hit the news cycle. But in the past few years, voluntary benefits have evolved significantly and it’s important that HR leaders understand what’s changed, why its changed, and how emerging trends have given rise to a new breed of employer-sponsored voluntary benefits.

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Student Loan Assistance: A Rising Need Opens New Doors for Employer Benefits

StudentLoans.jpgThese days, student loans weigh heavily on the minds of millennials. For this heavily-indebted generation, which represents about 50 percent of the total workforce, student loan assistance programs are a critical element in helping manage debt and financial wellness. For employers, this reality is giving rise to a prominent trend in 2017; that is, student loan assistance though benefits offerings. Here we’ll dive deeper into this trend and discuss key considerations for employers.

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A new way of seeing the Pacific Resources website and Employee Benefits

This week we unveiled our newly redesigned website, www.pacresbenefits.com.  The site’s content has been streamlined to make relevant employee benefits information easier to find, as well as showcase the breadth of the services Pacific Resources offers.

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Addressing Mental Health at Work: How to Get Started

On Thursday, February 23, I co-hosted a DMEC webinar on Behavioral Health in the Workplace with Mark Raderstorf from PsyBar. We spent a good part of the hour reviewing the findings of the 2016 DMEC Behavioral Health Survey and discussing best practices in building workplace cultures that support mental health.

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

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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The Future of Employee Benefits

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

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


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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