Employee Benefits

Custom content, Employee benefits, HR

Benefits Education 101 for Employees | CA Employee Benefits Firm


Companies spend a large amount of time and money creating valuable benefits plans for employees.  But after all that work, they often get low participation.  Good benefit choices require an effort from employers to ensure that employees have help in understanding their benefits options.  To make things even more complex, employers are having to consider

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Custom content, Employee benefits, Generations, Workforce

Benefits for a Multigenerational Workforce | California Benefits Agents


If only everyone valued the same things, benefits planning would be a lot easier.  If. Only. However, most employers have five generations of employees active in the workplace who want different things.  With generation gaps spanning more than 75 years, finding a one-size-fits-all benefits package can be challenging.  However, there are certain things to consider

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Employee benefits, HR

How Health Insurance Can Win the War for Talent | CA Employee Benefits Firm


The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the importance of employer-provided health benefits. Not only have employees been requesting an expansion of their benefits for months, but report after report has indicated that comprehensive plans that also cover mental health or include paid parental leave, for example, are the key to getting people back to

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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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