How to Make the Most Out of Open Enrollment| PA Employee Benefits Group

Choosing the right benefits during open-enrollment season is so important and can help save money. It can also give individuals and families broader support with their health. Benefits like medical coverage are particularly important with high inflation having such a big impact on people’s budgets. A survey by UnitedHealthcare found that nearly 40% of employees … Continued

Learning and Development for the Transformed Workplace | Pennsylvania Benefits Agents

Learning and development, also known as L&D, refers to the system of training and education that organizations build to support employees in their career progression and to fill the skills gap. Continuous learning is a necessity as companies try to maintain a competitive edge in a time of digital transformation. Some L&D departments are stand … Continued

What Employees Want: Financial Wellness | Pennsylvania Benefits Group

“Financial Wellness” is getting a lot of buzz these days — and for good reason!  After all, today’s workforce is overwhelmed by mounting student debt and other rising expenses. Financial wellness refers to a person’s overall financial health and is one of many factors that makes up employee wellbeing.  We often think of wellbeing as … Continued

5 Must-Haves in a Digital Mental Health and Wellness Program| PA Employee Benefits Agency

People are hurting, and they are turning to their employers for help with mental health and wellness. After more than two years of living in a pandemic with the uncertainty, financial and emotional stress, and grave losses, Human Resources leaders are looking for ways to help their employees. But how? There is no map for … Continued

Trending Employee Benefits That Strengthen Attraction And Retention Efforts | Pennsylvania Benefits Agency

In the wake of the Great Reshuffle—the mass movement of workers to jobs that prioritize their needs—and macro trends like the tight labor market, attraction and retention are top of mind for employers. In fact, according to Zywave’s 2022 Attraction and Retention Benchmarking Overview, over 75% of employers consider attraction and retention to be among … Continued

4 Ways to Recession-Proof HR | FAIRMOUNT BENEFITS

By all accounts, the United States is likely heading into a recession. Already, the country experienced two consecutive quarters of declining gross domestic product (GDP), which is a red flag. Other signs include inflation, the cooling down of venture capitalist’s investment, a declining stock market, and varying interest rates. However, a strong job market persists, which … Continued

Employee Benefit Costs and Inflation | PA Benefits Group

Inflation is a silent budget killer- it causes everything to go up, from your groceries to your gas, as the purchasing power of money decreases.  Americans are feeling the pinch as the U.S. experiences the highest inflation level in 40 years. Inflation has been particularly frustrating for Americans who are struggling to pay for items … Continued

Generational Myths, Part 4: Baby Boomers| PA Employee Benefits Group

Today’s offices potentially span five full generations ranging from Generation Z to the Silent Generation. A coworker could just as easily be raised with a smart phone in hand as they could have used a typewriter at their first job. Some see differences between generational colleagues as an annoyance (“kids these days!”) and many rely … Continued

ER vs. Urgent Care | PA Benefits Team

All too often, illness or injury appears out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. These … Continued

Welcome the Gig Worker to Your Talent Portfolio | Pennsylvania Benefits Agents

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the work environment in many ways. One area that has grown significantly is the number of employees leaving the full-time workforce in exchange for contract, freelance, or gig work. The U.S. added two million gig workers in 2020 to a global pool of over 1 billion contingent workers. Unfortunately, many companies … Continued

 

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