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30 Cities Where Employees Need Senior Care Benefits Right Now

Around the world, more people are living longer than ever before. Here in the United States, the older population—those 65 and older—is projected to roughly double over the next three decades. At the...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

5 Things We’re Still Talking About After International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8 was International Women’s Day. It is a day that at once celebrates the advancement of women and serves as a call to action to eliminate the gender gap in areas of economic and...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Corporate Culture

Looking Beyond HR to Drive Benefits Utilization

How were the open rates on your last HR-related email? Not great … you’re not alone. Utilization of benefits and programs is one of the most common pain points we about from our friends and partners...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Employee Benefits

You Had Me at Benefits: A Consumerist Guide to Making Employees Fall in Love with Their Benefits

  It’s time to start thinking about your employees as consumers. We’re deep in the information era. With endless information at our fingertips, we’ve become more savvy consumers. Poring over...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Employee Benefits

FAMILY Act Is Back. Here’s What You Need to Know

  The push for paid family leave has returned to Capitol Hill. While we haven’t heard much from President Trump on the topic since the election, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Rosa...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Working Families

5 Employers Making Moves on Paid Leave, and the Motivations Behind Them

Over the past few years, paid leave has pretty well carved out a place in our national conversation. Last year, 2016, saw a number of companies make major improvements to parental leave policies for...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Employee Benefits

Survey Says: “Kids Are a Company’s Greatest Competition”

That’s an actual chapter title from the “Women in America: Work and Life Well-Lived” report Gallup published in 2016. Sounds harsh, but the truth sometimes does. Over more than 50 years of studying...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Working Families

Does Your Company Need Family Care Benefits?

Employees, and their families, come in all shapes and sizes. The benefits you offer should too. In the U.S., more than 34 million families have children under 18. More than a million millennials are...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Employee Benefits

The Flexibility Without Shame Conversation

I worked up until the very end of my pregnancy: I actually spoke to clients from the delivery room. I started back at work two weeks after my daughter was born. I made my husband throw away the...

Topics:   Corporate Culture

Workplace Wellbeing - How to be The Best

  There's more to a great corporate wellness program than gym memberships, health scans and incentives to stop smoking. Today’s more innovative programs reflect a shift from traditional wellness...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

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