What You Need to Know About Student Loan Repayment and the Millennial Workforce

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Web Therapy: The Doctor Will Skype You Now

POSTED BY ADMIN ON JUL 13, 2016 IN HR BENEFIT ADVISORS BLOG, INDUSTRY NEWS,SPECIAL INTEREST, TECHNOLOGY, THE BLOG | COMMENTS OFF ON WEB THERAPY: THE DOCTOR WILL SKYPE YOU NOW


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According to UBA’s new Special Report – Trends in Prescription Drug Benefits, 61.8% of plans required employees to pay more when they elect brand-name drugs over an available generic drug (a 5.5% increase from 2014); 37.9% of those plans require the added cost even if the physician notes “dispense as written.” On the other hand, only 1% of plans offer no coverage for brand-name drugs if generics are available and 37.2% offer no added cost coverage. So while most employers aren’t completely penalizing those who choose brand-name drugs, more...


New Benefits Target Employee Debt

Which Employers Are Incentivizing Generic Drugs Over Brand Name?

POSTED BY ADMIN ON JUL 29, 2016 IN HR BENEFIT ADVISORS BLOG, HR ELEMENTS NEWS,INDUSTRY NEWS, SPECIAL INTEREST, THE BLOG | COMMENTS OFF ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT AND THE MILLENNIAL WORKFORCE

POSTED BY ADMIN ON AUG 24, 2016 IN FINANCIAL PLANNING, HR BENEFIT ADVISORS BLOG,SPECIAL INTEREST, THE BLOG | COMMENTS OFF ON 6 MONEY MISTAKES 20-SOMETHINGS MAKE—AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

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POSTED BY ADMIN ON JUL 15, 2016 IN HR BENEFIT ADVISORS BLOG, HR ELEMENTS NEWS,INDUSTRY NEWS, SPECIAL INTEREST, THE BLOG | COMMENTS OFF ON NEW BENEFITS TARGET EMPLOYEE DEBT


Today, most new full-time hires expect a company to offer certain standard benefits – health, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, and a 401(k) or pension. Some companies go beyond this and provide other benefits such as profit sharing, parking reimbursement, mobile phone reimbursement, wellness programs, and even on-site daycare. So what does the future hold for employees when it comes to their expectations of a traditional benefits package? In an article titled, “Student Loan Repayment Programs Are ‘The Next...

Overview When Madison Maroney (name changed for privacy) moved from Boston to Wisconsin, there was one thing the 40-year-old east-coaster couldn’t leave behind: Her weekly therapy sessions. So now, two years later, in her Midwestern home, she pops open her laptop every week, logs on, and via live-streaming video, talks through her highs and lows with a therapist on the other side of the country. Sure, she could have found someone new. But she had been seeing her psychotherapist for about two years and the idea of starting over felt...

6 Money Mistakes 20-Somethings Make—and What to Do About Them


Life as a young adult may be wrinkle-free, but it isn’t always pretty. When we asked Helaine Olen, personal finance columnist at Slate.com and author of The Index Card, what she sees as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to financial well-being for 20-Somethings, student loans came to the fore. The fact that many students today are forced to finance their higher education through debt means they begin adulthood waaaay in the red. But Olen says that 20-Somethings can take heart in one thing: “People in their 20s don’t make any mistakes that...

POSTED BY ADMIN ON AUG 5, 2016 IN HEALTHCARE, HR BENEFIT ADVISORS BLOG,INDUSTRY NEWS, SPECIAL INTEREST, THE BLOG, UBA NEWS, UBA SURVEYS | COMMENTS OFF ON WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE INCENTIVIZING GENERIC DRUGS OVER BRAND NAME?

Millennials account for the largest demographic in the workforce today, and by 2025 will make up 75% of our working population.  With new technologies, more people deciding to branch out and start their own businesses and telecommuting jobs becoming popular, it’s important for employers to understand how they need to adapt previous HR policies for recruitment and retention to fit today’s workforce. A promising solution to this change in the playing field is to offer a student loan repayment program as part of an employee benefit package.  In...