Employee Benefits

Communication, Custom content, Employee benefits, Human Resources

Exploring Year-Round Benefits Engagement | CA Employee Benefits Advisors


Just as with any good, healthy relationship, communication with employees is key. Only communicating with employees regarding their benefits package during open enrollment will most definitely result in them not taking full advantage of all it has to offer. In an effort to assist employees in understanding and maximizing their benefits, companies should use a

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Custom content, Employee benefits

Exploring EAPs | CA Benefits Consultants


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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are company-sponsored programs that provide assistance to employees for a variety of personal issues that may be hindering or adversely affecting their work performance. Typically offered through third-party administrators, EAPs can provide their services online or via telephone and can sometimes be a part of the employee’s healthcare plan, however it

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Custom content, Open enrollment

Gamification and Open Enrollment | CA Employee Benefits Agency


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Open enrollment season is upon us and many companies are choosing to host “virtual benefits fairs” instead of the traditional “walk and talk” fairs. Open enrollment meetings have turned into live streaming events or recorded webinars. Incentivizing employee participation in these areas can come in a variety of ways but the newest trend is gamification.

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Custom content, Employee benefits, Open enrollment

How to be an Open Enrollment Rockstar | CA Employee Benefits Consultants


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas—it’s Open Enrollment!! When the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, we know it’s time to start thinking of open enrollment hype and meetings and meetings and meetings. So how do you change normal and ordinary communication about employee benefits and change

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Custom content, Employee benefits, VTO

Volunteering Time Off, Part Two | California Benefits Partners


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Right now our national unemployment rate is 3.7%–edging towards a 50-year low. With this low rate, companies are actually finding it increasingly harder to hire and retain great talent. One way to combat this issue is by increasing employee engagement through volunteering. In survey after survey, employees state that they want to work for companies

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Health plans, Human Resources

Ask the Experts: Executive-Only Medical Plans | CA Benefits Advisors


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Question: Our company offers group medical and dental plans for all employees. We also have an executive-only medical plan that covers out-of-pocket expenses that the regular group plan does not pay. Does COBRA apply to the executive-only plan? Do we have to include it in our summary plan description (SPD)? Answer: The coverage continuation requirements of the

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Human Resources, Wellness

3 Ways to Improve Psychological Safety | California Benefits Agents


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Employees who feel a sense of psychological safety at work are more likely to be engaged, productive and generating the innovative ideas needed to move an organization forward—but promoting that type of environment requires significant commitment on the part of the employer, a process that can be supported by HR leaders. At a session at last month’s Health

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Benefits, Employee benefits, Employees, Employers, Open enrollment

Ask the Experts: Benefits Changes After Open Enrollment Ends but Before Plan Year Begins


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Question: Can an employee change a pretax plan election after the employer’s open enrollment window has closed but before the plan year has begun? Are there any potential downsides for allowing this? Answer: Yes, an employee may make a change to his or her benefit election after open enrollment has ended but before the plan year

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Benefit plans, Benefits, Blog, Communication, Employee benefits, Employee Communication, Employees, Health, Health insurance, Health plans, Insurance, prescriptions, Videos

Looking Backward to Plan Forward


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As you look through enrollment options for 2019, remember to look back on 2018. Check out your spending on procedures and prescriptions, and which providers are in your network. This short video will give you some tips on how to plan forward for 2019.

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