Market Perspectives

Understand market trends by reading white papers and case studies developed by our supplier membership.

Paid Parental Leave: What Employers Need to Consider

Nov 28, 2016|

In the employee benefits world, 2016 could very well be called the Year of Parental Leave. In 2015, Pacific Resources published a white paper that highlighted changing employer attitudes and benefit plans related to parental leaves. Since that initial publication, we have seen many more organizations expand parental leaves as well as continue employee salaries [...]

2016 Integrated Health Care Report

May 18, 2016|

A summary of Anthem Inc.'s extensive research to date on integrated health care (IHC). IHC is an emerging employee benefits strategy that connects pharmacy, dental, vision, disability and absence management data to an employer’s population health program to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.The research clearly show that employers are starting to integrate their health [...]

Behavioral Health And The Workplace: Productivity Costs And Solutions

Apr 22, 2016|

Employers and their benefit advisers face a complex array of carriers and third-party administrators when attempting to choose absence and disability providers. In the past, these choices often hinged upon price alone. Recent research and surveys have demonstrated that employee absence and disability cost more than previously thought. The provider choice can ultimately have major [...]

Should You Insource, Co-Source or Outsource Your Leave Management?

Apr 22, 2016|

The world of Leave and Absence Management is continually changing, due the complexity of managing leaves, legal and compliance requirements, and organizations’ desire to better track leaves and understand leave usage. Employers are seeking new ways to proactively manage leaves and absences, and stay ahead of this changing leave landscape. There are many ways to [...]

Understanding Presenteeism

Apr 15, 2016|

Presenteeism is difficult to measure and very few employers actually attempt to quantify it. Yet it is a topic of interest at many HR and benefits-related conferences and in publications. Employers concerned about the productivity of their workforces, along with their benefits advisors (brokers and consultants), have an opportunity to improve productivity by learning about [...]

Happiness and the Bottom Line: The Happy Worker Prescription

Apr 12, 2016|

In this white paper, Lincoln Financial Group introduces the “Happy Worker Prescription.” Lincoln Financial Group reviews the research literature connecting employee happiness and productivity, explore the components of happiness, and describe why the findings are critical to employer success in the modern economic environment. Lincoln Financial Group concludes with a 10-step “prescription” for maximizing employee [...]

Short-Term Disability: The Window Of Opportunity

Apr 4, 2016|

Employers will experience the costs of health-related lost productivity (HRLP), regardless of whether they offer employer-sponsored health insurance to employees. However, they can take steps to create a workplace that supports employee productivity, helps keeps employees at work and ultimately reduces costs. Taking advantage of the window of opportunity presented by short-term disability is a [...]

Is ADA the New FMLA?

Apr 4, 2016|

All employers need to manage family and medical leaves and make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. To ease the resulting administrative overload, many employers are exploring the best way to address the requirements such that they are compliant with federal and state regulations.The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) sponsored a survey of employers [...]