Doubling Up: Some Details on Spousal Coverage

Parsing out the details of employee benefits can be challenging when it comes to spousal coverage.  One producer asked the forum community whether it...

If you offer it, they will buy: New survey shows group life a desirable...

As Life Insurance Awareness Month kicks offs, a OneAmerica-Harris Poll illustrates a big appetite for coverage as American workers seek to protect their financial futures.

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...

New study provides insight into benefits challenges facing HR professionals

3 in 4 human resources professionals surveyed say their benefits broker makes open enrollment easier for them, but 37% say their employees do not understand their benefits.

Average IRA contributions climb to all-time high at Fidelity

Fidelity Investments this week released its second annual analysis of over seven million Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), which revealed that average contributions for tax...

Finding Opportunities in Today’s Group Market

New agents to the group insurance market may wonder where to focus their efforts.  While some experienced individuals advise focusing on companies of 10 to...

Most middle-income employees feel more secure thanks to workplace benefits

New MassMutual study also exposes need for stepped-up benefits education to fight knowledge gap – particularly among lower-income workers.

Group disability insurers see 13.8% increase in new sales in 2016

STD new sales premiums show a 12% increase while LTD new sales premiums increased 15% according to Milliman's 2016 U.S. Group Disability Market Survey.

Vision, Critical Illness lead voluntary benefit sales to fourth straight year of growth

WINDSOR, Conn. — The latest results from LIMRA’s U.S. Worksite Sales survey, released in late April, shows voluntary benefits sales increased 5% in 2014...

Annuity proponents praise bill that would make it easier to include annuities in retirement...

An amendment in The Family Savings Act, HR 6757 passed by the House of Representatives on Sept. 27, would improve access to annuities by removing barriers restricting the types of small business employers permitted to band together to offer a retirement plan.