10 Reasons Why Benefit Advisors Miss The Mark with Small Business Benefit Plans

Small Business Benefit Plans

  If you don’t know by now, I’m in the group benefits marketplace.  I’ve grown my business by being transparent, accountable and acting as an advocate for small and medium-sized companies.  I coach clients and their staff on the shared responsibility of having a group benefits plan and giving instruction on how to create a sustainable plan for years to … Read More

How Can Your Benefits Plan Benefit From a Third Party Administrator?

why use a TPA

A prospective client asked me recently ‘why use a Third Party Administrator?’  I thought this was a blog-worthy item of interest and write about it this week as this is not the first time I’ve been asked this question. First of all, it’s important to understand what a TPA is all about and what role do they fulfil within the … Read More

Wondering What it Takes to Stop Changing Benefit Providers Every Year?

Managing Group Benefit Costs

  Over the past couple of decades, employee benefits have increased in importance and have become a critical part of employee compensation programs. Employees are using their dental, prescription drug, paramedical and vision coverage at record levels. 3 major factors contributing to the increases in benefits costs are: Aging – As we get older, we use more health care products … Read More

Is it Time to Get Rid of Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance?

accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Most companies have Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) on their group benefit plans but should they? This type of insurance provides benefits for injury resulting in loss or permanent and total loss of use of body parts.  It also pays out a benefit in the event of death caused by an accident on or off the job.  It’s a … Read More