Infographic: Managing FMLA
Four compelling statistics that help show why employers should seek assistance in managing their Family Medical Leave Act related absences
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Spotlight on Voluntary Benefit as a Financial Safety Net
New insight from the Guardian Workplace Benefits Study
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Spotlight on Voluntary Benefit Trends
Voluntary benefits can be part of a winning game plan in a post-health care world. But communicating value is key. Both employers and employees are looking to find winning solutions to address increasing gaps in traditional health insurance plans that have created larger out-of-pocket costs. Increasingly, they are looking to voluntary benefits as a powerful option to take the offensive against costs and boost employee satisfaction and engagement.
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Spotlight on Absence Management
Nearly every employer is looking to improve employee productivity and decrease costs. In this Spotlight on Absence Management study, the activities of employers both large and small were measured by Guardian’s Absence Management Activity IndexSM – revealing which specific actions predict effectiveness – so companies can create a plan for success.
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Spotlight on the Benefits of an Employee-Centric Enrollment Experience
Offering more benefits is not the best way to improve employees’ satisfaction with their overall benefits. Focusing on enhancing the employee benefits “user experience” in the form of communications and education delivered via multiple channels can ultimately lead employees to greater confidence in their benefits decision making, greater satisfaction with their overall benefits package, and greater loyalty to their employer.
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Enrollment Trends: New Platforms, Old Challenges
Have employees’ benefits engagement and decision-making improved with the advances in enrollment technology? In this Spotlight on Enrollment Trends, we’ll explore Guardian’s latest enrollment research findings, which reveal that while online channels have evolved the enrollment experience and bring many benefits to employers and employees, many age-old benefits communication challenges still persist.
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Enrollment and the Web: The New Norm
Guardian recently conducted a national survey to learn about employees’ use of online benefits enrollment. The majority of employees report that having a consolidated benefits enrollment web portal would help them better evaluate and appreciate the value of their benefits options. Furthermore, web-based enrollment continues to grow, with employees embracing its convenience and time savings.
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Spotlight on Employee Enrollment and Education
Employees spent little time during open enrollment making their benefit selections — and much of the time they do spend involves discussions with human resources/employers. This report examines how employees can get more out of the enrollment process without taxing already overburdened HR staff.
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Spotlight on Technology and Enrollment
Moving to a paperless society? This report highlights the significant growth in online enrollment and why that may be beneficial to employees, employers — and the environment.
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Spotlight on Group Disability and Critical Illness: Awareness & Opportunity
This report examines the impact a personal experience with a serious illness or disability has on employee benefit decisions, and the role education plays in ensuring employees take advantage of coverage opportunities in the workplace.
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Spotlight on Benefits and The Economy
In the face of an economic downturn, employees place a high value on their benefit plans. This report focuses on employee attitudes towards benefits and the impact that benefit reductions may have on employers when the economy rebounds.
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Spotlight on Consumer Driven Health Care
This report provides insight into consumer attitudes about consumer driven health care, high deductible medical plans and Health Savings Accounts (HSA), The report highlights widespread misconceptions about the features and benefits of these plans including the tax advantages associated with HSAs. Consumers also reveal what employers can do to make them more likely to enroll in these plans.
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Spotlight on Group Critical Illness Insurance
This report provides insights into Americans' financial concerns if faced with a serious illness.The additional expenses consumers shoulder as they recover (including out-of-pocket medical and non-medical expenses) can threaten savings, increase credit card debt and trigger second mortgages, prompting interest in critical illness insurance as part of a workplace benefits package.
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Spotlight on Group Medical
This report provides insight into consumer attitudes toward health care plans and wellness utilization. The study shows that most employees find health care plans difficult to understand, highlighting an opportunity for education. The study highlights interest in alternative medicine and consumer-driven health care but limited use of wellness programs. While most believe wellness programs are effective in promoting good health, only half of these with access to a wellness program are enrolled.
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The Voice of American Business Owners and Benefits Decision Makers Today
To gauge ongoing challenges that American businesses face, we surveyed business owners and benefit decision makers at small, mid-sized and large companies nationwide. The findings provide a snapshot of how employers view themselves in the competitive landscape and what that may mean for employee benefit plans in years to come.
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Spotlight on Group Life & Disability Insurance
This report provides insights into the confusion among working Americans about employee benefits, and in particular life and disability insurance. A little investment in consumer education and a simplified benefits selection process can help convince Americans that, contrary to what they perceive, these benefits are generally affordable and easy to buy when offered through their employer.
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Spotlight on Dental
This report provides a snapshot of consumer thoughts and behavior regarding oral health. The study shows that 89% of Americans recognize the connection between oral hygiene and overall health and reveals oral health differences along gender and generational lines.
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