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April Fools: Don’t let employees be tricked by these common insurance misconceptions

Putting a coworker’s office supplies in Jell-O or hiding your significant other’s car keys may make for some harmless fun on April Fools’ Day but, when it comes to insurance, it’s not quite as much fun when things don’t turn out as expected. To help make sure employees aren’t fooled by common misconceptions about insurance, we’ve compiled several ways employees may have the wrong idea about their options for protection.

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Employee Communication Health & Wellbeing

Maximizing cost savings with wellness and voluntary benefits

For many employers, the words “cost savings” are music to the ears. It’s those words, “cost savings”, which draw so many employers to both wellness programs and voluntary benefits. But, to maximize the rewards from wellness and voluntary benefits, employers need to be familiar with what drives cost savings for both programs: personalized communication.

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Employee Communication Industry Wellness

6 Ways New Critical Illness Insurance Can Better Support Consumers

Think about the changes in technology in the last 20 years; the computing power of cell phones, the growth of social media and self-driving cars are all now very much realities. And, along with those technological advances, there have been just as many changes in the world of medicine and, specifically, how doctors treat critical illness.

Posted on March 22, 2017 in Critical Illness Industry

How to bridge the $12 trillion life insurance gap

The life insurance gap in the United States currently sits at $12 trillion; yes, that’s trillion, with a “T”. When you consider that the current value of the life insurance market sits at $26 trillion, that means that nearly one-third of the life insurance market remains untapped. A recent article from LifeHealthPro highlighted several ways to bridge the life insurance gap and we’ve got some ideas of our own which can help.

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Life Insurance Sales

Americans struggle with financial basics

A healthy financial picture generally consists of a variety of different assets and financial planning decisions. There are a number of basic tools, however, that are essential to financial security. These include having savings, having a retirement plan and life insurance protection. The bad news is that many Americans struggle with these financial basics, but the good news is that there are simple solutions in the world of voluntary benefits that can help.

Posted on March 09, 2017 in Employee Communication Industry Life Insurance

6 non-traditional voluntary trends for 2017

By: Dan Johnson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing 

Now that we’re firmly into 2017, there are already plenty of exciting trends taking shape in the world of voluntary benefits. As traditional voluntary products grow, non-traditional products are growing right alongside them. To help plan ahead for the growing popularity of non-traditional benefits, BenefitsPRO has 6 non-traditional voluntary trends to look for.

Posted on February 28, 2017 in Industry

Take a small step today toward a healthy heart: 10 small healthy heart steps

Any step we take to a healthy heart is a good step. Often times, we feel it’s all or nothing when making changes to our lifestyle, but when it comes to our heart health, any improvement, even a small step matters. It would be great if we all had the fortitude to lose weight, exercise and eat healthier, instantaneously. The truth is there are small steps we can all take to have a healthier heart. And, maybe in taking those small steps, we will gain the motivation to make a few monumental steps next time.

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

Blog series: Ongoing enrollment solutions, Part 2

In the previous installment of our blog series on ongoing enrollment solutions, we discussed how perpetual enrollments are a good way to drive results for your benefits program. Perpetual enrollments, however, aren’t the only way to make enrollment more effective. Simply having a multi-year enrollment strategy that allows you to begin planning for your next enrollment after the initial enrollment can make all the difference.

Posted on February 14, 2017 in Employee Communication Enrollment

Blog series: Ongoing enrollment solutions, Part 1

By: Rachel Hamann, Regional Sales Representative, Gulf Coast

Enrollments are, for many, the special time of year when all the work of setting up and maintaining a benefits program comes to fruition. With one chance to get it right, there’s a lot of pressure for everything to run smoothly and be a success. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? As we’ll explore in this blog series, changing the way we look at enrollment; as a year-round process, rather than a one-off event provides benefits to brokers, employers and their employees throughout the year.

Posted on February 08, 2017 in Employee Communication Enrollment

Cheers to a New Year! New Year’s resolutions start with a goal

New Year’s resolutions seem to fall into three categories; health, wealth and happiness. Setting a goal and a solid plan on how to achieve your resolution is the easy part. Getting to work on your New Year’s resolution and sticking to it is where we most often fail. Getting back on track to accomplish our New Year’s resolution is difficult but not impossible.

Posted on February 06, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

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