Small businesses are constantly challenged to figure out how to affordably attract employees

Small businesses are constantly challenged to figure out how to affordably attract employees while retaining the ones they have – and do so with...

DOL’s Fiduciary Rule goes into effect Tuesday

Controversial investment advice exemption that aligns with SEC’s Regulation Best Interest being implemented as scheduled.

9 employer healthcare strategies we are sure to see in 2015

In America we have created the best healthcare system in the history of the world. But this "best" system faces some difficult challenges. Employers...

Even Superheroes need protection

Your high-end clients – superheroes in their chosen profession – are not invincible to the perils of mortals. They need superhero-level disability income protection.

SEPs vs. 401(k)s

There are advantages and limits for employers who choose to offer Self-Employed IRAs (SEPs) instead of 401(k)s.  But what are they, and in what...

Employer-owned coverage: A long-ignored market with great potential

“Yeah, I tried that when I was a young producer,” said the life agent. “But it didn’t go anywhere. Too complicated. After awhile, I...

Six in 10 millennials would sacrifice pay for guaranteed retirement benefits

ARLINGTON, Va. — Faced with mounting worries over their finances and retirement outlook, six in 10 millennials say they are willing to sacrifice pay...

First-of-its-kind Consumer Benefits Coverage Index illustrates benefits spending patterns across U.S.

New index provides insights and creates a model to help consumers better understand and prioritize benefits investments.

Aetna selling group life, disability units to The Hartford for $1.45 billion

Acquisition will make The Hartford the second-largest group life and disability insurer with approximately $5 billion in expected earned premium while it will allow Aetna to enhance its focus on core health insurance business.

Why Wouldn’t An Employer Offer Voluntary Benefits?

An agent came to the forum to ask about the objections that other agents run into in terms of voluntary benefits in their business. ...