Rethinking Brokers' Role
The idea of employers reducing or eliminating the benefits broker’s role in light of health care reform keeps brokers up at night.
Group Health Insurance Carrier Selection Questionnaire
When considering prospective carriers, ask each of them the same questions to obtain identical information. Here are general questions to assist in the selection process.
Chaplain Services, Employee Assistance Programs Compete for Employer Market
Providers of chaplain-based services say their programs are more personal and flexible than traditional employee assistance programs (EAPs)—something EAP groups challenge as the two compete for contracts.
Amid Consolidation, Clients Grow Selective
HR executives may have more leverage when purchasing outsourcing services due to consolidation of multi-process vendors.
Reduce Risks of Benefits Plan Contracting
Benefits vendor contracts can give rise to legal pitfalls from participant lawsuits to regulatory penalties. To limit liability in vendor agreements, get contractual protections in writing.