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Disability Insurance Awareness Month – A closer look at the numbers

Stats can be tricky, which is why context is always important. For example: a number one selling shoe? Sounds, impressive. But a number one selling shoe at a store that only offers one type of shoe? Not so impressive. So, for Disability Insurance Awareness Month, we thought we’d provide a little more context to some of the stats we see when discussing disability insurance to help drive home the importance of protecting your paycheck.

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Consumer Disability insurance Industry

What it means to be offered voluntary benefits by your employer

Studies show that for 62 percent of employees, benefits played a significant role in choosing to work for their company.  When considering a job offer, medical, dental and vision benefits are likely top-of-mind but as the workforce and healthcare changes, so do the benefits employers are offering. Your company may now offer voluntary benefits in addition to their core medical plans such as life insurance, critical illness insurance, accident or disability insurance. Why are they adjusting their plans and what does it mean for you? 

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Consumer

Understanding the medical gap

Have you ever received a shocking medical bill for an expense you thought would be covered by your insurance? If so, you’re not alone. And, if not, it’s important to understand why this sometimes happens so that you can be prepared. Many people find themselves in this situation due to a medical coverage gap they may not have been aware of.  But what do we mean when we reference this “gap” and where does it come from? Here are a few points to help you better understand and avoid this medical coverage gap.
 

Posted on May 07, 2019 in Consumer Employee Communication Enrollment

5 steps to take after buying life insurance

Purchasing a life insurance policy is an important step in establishing financial security. Which is why, after purchasing life insurance, you should feel good; you’ve done the responsible thing. But, if you just purchased life insurance and you’re uneasy, wondering “Now what?” – don’t worry, you’re not alone. Purchasing life insurance is just the first step in owning a policy that will protect you and your family for the rest of your life. So, now that you have life insurance, here are a few things you should consider doing to make sure you get the most out of your policy. 

Posted on April 16, 2019 in Consumer

Your insurance translation guide

Navigating the insurance world can be a stressful and confusing task. In fact, 1 in 4 employees would rather clean a teenager’s bathroom than perform their open enrollment; it’s no wonder- deciphering insurance lingo can be a real headache. To help you get a better understanding, we have compiled a list of common, but often misunderstood terms that will give you confidence before, during, and after your enrollment.

Posted on March 26, 2019 in Consumer

Tips for healthy eating

As the seasons begin to change and we find ourselves a few months into the new year, now is an excellent time to reflect on our diet and overall health. While you should aim for a well-balanced diet year-round, many people struggle with nutrition and developing healthy eating habits. If you feel that you could afford to improve in this area, try some of these strategies:

Posted on March 12, 2019 in Consumer Wellness

Useful questions to ask during voluntary enrollment

Each year, how much time would you say you spend preparing for open enrollment? If you flinched at the thought of your answer, don’t worry, this isn’t meant to be a guilt trip. The vast majority of employees spend less than an hour preparing for enrollment. What’s interesting, is that 61% also admit that they don’t fully understand some aspects of their plan. Your voluntary benefits may be one of the areas contributing to that confusion. So, this year, challenge yourself to do your homework and make open enrollment a priority in 2019.

Posted on February 19, 2019 in Consumer

The do’s and don’ts of heart health

February is American Heart Month, which is a great reminder for all of us, even if you consider yourself to be fairly healthy individual, that it’s important to pay extra attention to your heart. Every 40 seconds, a person in the United States has a heart attack and heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths each year.1 Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your chances of experiencing a heart-related complication. Below are some helpful and harmful habits that may affect your heart health.

Posted on February 12, 2019 in Consumer Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Why young people need life insurance

Young people- you have a lot on your plate. You are focused on establishing a career path, you may be managing student loans, and you’re getting your life started. Because of this, life insurance isn’t at the forefront of your mind, although ironically, it is for these very reasons that you should be thinking about a life insurance policy.

Posted on February 06, 2019 in Consumer Health & Wellbeing Life Insurance

More proof that benefits are essential for recruitment

New research has found that 80 percent of workers would take a job with benefits over an identical job that offers 30 percent more salary but without benefits.1 For employers looking to attract and retain talent, the need to offer a competitive benefits package has never been higher.


 

Posted on January 10, 2019 in Broker News

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