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Employees are financially stressed — but voluntary benefits can help

Today, many employees are looking to their employers for help when it comes to managing and safeguarding their finances — and guarding against financial stress. And one way employers can boost productivity is by offering different financial wellness solutions. Those were among recent findings by researcher PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 2018 PWC Employee Financial Wellness Survey found...

A menu of options: Should you offer your employees more voluntary benefits?

These days, savvy employers are taking a close look at the benefits they’re offering employees, closely monitoring demand with the goal of offering a range of valuable (yet cost-effective) choices. The solutions to many of their problems? Voluntary benefits that let employees select from a menu of products and services — typically at some cost...

Cause and effect: 7 tips for talking to employees about life and disability insurance

When it comes to life and disability insurance, it’s easy for consumers to question why they should spend their hard-earned money on something that may never come to pass. For example, a recent Bestow survey of Americans without individual life insurance found that 58% see it as too expensive, 43% think the process of securing...

6 tips: Choosing the best employee benefits for your valued workforce

Now that America’s workplaces are offering up such a wide range of employee benefits, choosing the ones that best suit the needs of your own people may feel like a challenge. Nevertheless, companies that wish to recruit and keep employees in the steadily tightening labor market need to give serious thought to what’s in their...