Employee Benefits Blog

5 Best Practices for Employee Benefits

5 Best Practices for Employee Benefits Designing an outstanding benefits program is a vital investment.  A great benefits plan attracts and retains employees—which is crucial in today’s highly competitive environment for attracting and retaining talent. But it’s not just about employee attraction or retention, it’s about creating a company culture that supports employees and helps […]

Let’s Talk About It: Cafeteria Plans

Watch the third video in JS Clark Agency’s “Let’s Talk About It” video series. This video answers commonly asked questions about employer contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs) answered by JS Clark Agency’s Compliance Director. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for new videos monthly.

Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform’s Impact on Employee Benefits 

Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform’s Impact on Employee Benefits  Michigan’s auto insurance reform law was signed into law on May 30, 2019 as Public Act 21.  The Act introduces several changes to Michigan’s auto insurance policies beginning July 1, 2020.  Employees will need to make decisions on new coverage levels and will be looking to […]

5 Employee Benefits That Organizations Are Underutilizing

Five Unique Employee Benefits That Organizations Are Underutilizing How robust is your organization’s employee benefit offerings? A JS Clark Poll found that more than 50 percent of employers were not offering these highly valuable benefit offerings. These unique benefits save employees time and money. Download our infographic to discover if your company is offering these […]

Let’s Talk About It: HSA Employer Contributions

Watch the second video in JS Clark Agency’s “Let’s Talk About It” video series. This video answers commonly asked questions about employer contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs) answered by JS Clark Agency’s Compliance Director. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for new videos monthly. 

3 Open Enrollment Mistakes Employers Make

3 Open Enrollment Mistakes Employers Make Open enrollment season is just around the corner, which means your human resources team will be busy ensuring their employees are securing health care coverage. Trying to accommodate the diverse needs of employees in a short time frame is challenging and mistakes can easily occur. Although the list of […]

Introducing JS Clark Agency’s new monthly video series “Let’s Talk About It”

Introducing JS Clark Agency’s new monthly video series “Let’s Talk About It” JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company is an expert in employee benefits compliance. We are introducing a new resource for employers–our monthly video series “Let’s Talk About It.” This video series provides answers to complex and frequently asked benefits questions. The videos are […]

6 Advantages to Outsourcing Benefits Administration

6 Advantages to Outsourcing Benefits Administration Outsourcing benefits administration has become commonplace. A study by Guardian Life Insurance found that three in four employers outsource benefits administration. Outsourcing benefits administration means you’re bringing in a team of experts that will develop best practices and ensure they understand your benefits package to effectively educate your employees, […]

The Key Differences between Benefit Administration and Open Enrollment Tools

The Key Differences between Benefit Administration and Open Enrollment Tools Using electronic tools for benefits open enrollment and benefits administration is and has been the wave of the future for many years now. Employers have steadily been ditching paper enrollment forms for electronic submissions to streamline processes and improve organization. A study by Guardian Life […]

Register for JS Clark Agency’s Fall Seminar!

Register for JS Clark Agency’s Fall Seminar! JS Clark Agency’s Fall Seminar: 2019 Employee Benefits Changes & Challenges Part 2, continues to take a deep dive into relevant and controversial human resources and benefits topics affecting HR professionals in 2019 and beyond! Join JS Clark Account Executives on August 13, 2019 at Somerset Inn in […]

Improving Workplace Mental and Emotional Health through an EAP and Virtual Care

Improving Workplace Mental and Emotional Health through an Employee Assistance Program and Virtual Care Stress, mental illness and depression affect employees across the country. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 46 million adults in the United States have a mental illness. According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), 16 million adults […]

Pet insurance offers your employees’ pets access to necessary medical care

Pet insurance offers your employees’ pets access to necessary medical care May is National Pet Month! According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 85 million families own a pet, which probably includes many of your employees! Pet insurance helps cover the cost of veterinary care if one of your employee’s beloved pets becomes ill […]

Spring Clean Your Employee Benefits

Spring Clean Your Employee Benefits It’s spring! It’s a great time to spring clean your employee benefits plan.  After a busy open enrollment season, taking time to review your employee benefits strategy can help you determine if and when you should make changes for the next year. Here are three items you should review this […]

Using Benefits vs. Features in Employee Benefit Communications

Using Benefits vs. Features in Employee Benefit Communications It’s a standard concept in marketing: benefits vs. features. It centers on the idea that when marketing, the benefits of a product or service should be highlighted instead of the features. When an organization is selling or promoting a product or service they tend to focus on […]

District of Columbia Federal District Court Judge Strikes Definition of Employer Under Association Health Plans

District of Columbia Federal District Court Judge Strikes Definition of Employer Under Association Health Plans On March 28, 2018, Federal District Court Judge John Bates blocked the new rules for Association Health Plans (AHPs) with regard to sole proprietors and self-employed individuals. The case, the State of New York v. United States Department of Labor, […]