Level-Funded Health Plans

Looking for a solution to rising healthcare costs and to keep your health care spend down? Up until recently it’s been too ‘risky’ for small businesses to ‘self-insure’ but new options in health plans give small and midsize companies similar self-insured employee coverage that the larger companies have long utilized. Level-funded plans essentially bundle the…

Employee Group Benefit Basics

What are employee group benefits? Between the years 1930 to 1950, in response to Labor Unions’ demands for better wages and working conditions, U.S. companies and the unions negotiated the employee benefits which are commonly found today in ‘both union and non-union companies.’ Much like today, employers used wages to compete for the best talent…

Want To Phase Into Retirement With Reduced Hours?

By: Ashlea Ebeling Employers might not advertise the fact that they offer reduced hours—or phased retirement—for older workers, but if you’re interested, you should ask. Even if your employer doesn’t have a formal phased retirement program, there might be informal options, and both are beneficial to employers and employees, according to a recent… READ MORE