Designing for income is critical to helping drive better outcomes

Designing for income is critical to helping drive better outcomes

The importance of aligning target date fund glide paths with retirement income goals

Employers today face significant challenges in maintaining a competitive benefits program that includes helping employees achieve financial wellness in retirement. As fewer employers offer defined benefit plans, there is an increasing reliance on defined contribution (DC) plans, placing the responsibility of saving and investing for retirement largely on employees. This shift in responsibility for saving and investing for what could be 25–30 years in retirement has left many employees struggling and overwhelmed.

It’s Time to Move Past Talent Management to a People-Focused HR Strategy

It’s Time to Move Past Talent Management to a People-Focused HR Strategy

In the past decade or so, businesses and HR leaders have been somewhat obsessed talent management.

Originally conceived as a host of programs designed to help manage people from “pre-hire to retire,” talent-management strategies spawned a $10-plus-billion software industry. That technology also has helped refocus HR departments, while simultaneously informing senior managers about talent’s importance.

A Closer Look at Bundling Vision

A Closer Look at Bundling Vision

We know it happens all the time: companies’ medical plans renew, and hit with skyrocketing costs, benefits managers are faced with tough decisions. But let’s say that with this years’ medical renewal, there’s what looks like an attractive option: drop the stand-alone vision plan and bundle it with the medical plan.

Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams Save Employers Billions at No Additional Cost

Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams Save Employers Billions at No Additional Cost

The Affordable Care Act has created an environment of uncertainty in 2014. As you know, the healthcare industry is evolving at a rapid, challenging pace. Employers are stretched further than ever and are being challenged to meet company strategic goals while still meeting the benefits needs of their employees. There’s no quick fix. However, implementing a high-quality vision benefit is a high-impact, low-cost way for companies to ensure they’re still reaching their primary goals: retaining employees, controlling healthcare costs, and increasing productivity while providing quality benefits to their employees.

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