Mployer Advisor Blog

Popular Posts

November 23, 2021
Quiz: Grade Your Company's Employee Benefits Plan Using Mployer Advisor's New Scorecard Tool

In today’s competitive workforce, attracting top talent comes with a price. Your employee benefits package can be a dealbreaker to some (if not most) employees if it’s not top tier, which is why it’s crucial to offer a competitive benefits plan. In fact, Workhuman’s latest Human Workplace Index revealed that a whop...

Read more
November 22, 2021
The Market Employment Summary for November 2021

The national unemployment rate dropped by 0.2% last month–down from 4.8% to 4.6%–with nearly 60% of states seeing significant jobs gains while the rest remained largely stable. The arguably bigger headline, however, was the news that the past four months of economic reports failed to include hundreds of thousands o...

Read more
November 19, 2021
Webinar Recap: Best Practices Surrounding Benefits Communication for Employer and Brokers

It’s been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and turned the world upside down. Businesses across all industries were forced to stretch themselves, rapidly evolving to manage unforeseen and unprecedented challenges.   For employee benefits brokers and HR managers and leaders, one test that quickly r...

Read more
November 19, 2021
UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Suspended

Editor’s Note: News and updates surrounding COVID-19 vaccination mandates continue to evolve rapidly. Check back for news on the Mployer Advisor blog as developments continue to unfold. For state-specific guidance, please refer to OSHA’s site here. Last week, we updated our readers that the upcoming COVID-19 vacci...

Read more
November 12, 2021
What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Vaccine Company Mandates

Editor’s Note: News and updates surrounding COVID-19 vaccination mandates continue to evolve rapidly. We will update this piece as developments continue to unfold. For state-specific guidance, please refer to OSHA’s guidance here.   Information continues to unfold surrounding COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employ...

Read more
November 09, 2021
The Employment Situation for November 2021

Last month saw the addition of more than half a million new jobs compared to the previous months reports, indicating an even stronger and sturdier economy than most experts had anticipated. The unemployment rate dropped another 0.2% over the month down to 4.6%, which is still more than one percentage point above th...

Read more
November 05, 2021
Google Renames 'Google My Business' Platform to ‘Google Business Profile’

If you closely follow the Mployer Advisor blog or attended our recent webinar extolling the benefits of harnessing a Google My Business profile, it will come as little surprise that this piece of rebranding news from Google caught our attention.   Yesterday, Google announced in a statement that the company’s Goo...

Read more
November 03, 2021
How to Choose an HR Software System

As an HR professional, you know all too well that you and your team are responsible for managing some of your company’s most important business needs. From recruiting to payroll and benefits, HR leaders utilize technology solutions for organizational excellence and efficiency daily.  HR software is designed to help...

Read more
October 29, 2021
Does Your Business Need a Cyber Insurance Policy?

Data breaches, cyber extortion, and system hacking: three things your IT, PR, and legal departments dread.  What do they have in common? All of these variations of cybercrimes can lead to real problems for businesses and their customers if sensitive information is compromised.   The COVID-19 pandemic made online...

Read more
October 29, 2021
The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

Building a diverse workplace is essential to creating a welcoming and successful work environment and competing for top talent in your industry. Study after study has shown the incredible benefits of a diverse workplace, specifically how a variety in leadership, work styles and backgrounds can drive innovation and imp...

Read more
October 28, 2021
2022 Renewals Too High? You Only Have One Option Left

We are seeing rate increases come in across employers for 2022, and the news is not good. Fully-insured renewal rates are between 10%-20%, and self-insured stop loss is at 5%-10%. Employers have approximately 70 days until coverage takes effect, and there is only one step that can have an impact at this point.  In ...

Read more
October 27, 2021
The Market Employment Summary for October 2021

The unemployment rate fell twice as quickly last month as it did the month before, down from 5.2% to 4.8%.  For context, the unemployment rate has fallen over 3% from a year ago, therefore the current unemployment rate reduction rate is more than 60% faster than the average unemployment rate reduction over the past...

Read more
October 22, 2021
Insurance 101: Own vs. Any Disability Insurance

Long-term disability insurance is something no one wants to think about. Both employers and employees alike dread the idea of an employee going on disability insurance, but it is a vital part of a benefits package to understand for both parties.   The insured’s rights can vary greatly from policy to policy, so each...

Read more
October 18, 2021
A Conversation With: HUB International's Heather Garbers

In recent years, voluntary benefits have become an increasingly important part of employee benefits packages–and for good reason. Voluntary benefits, otherwise known as supplemental insurance, are benefits offered by companies for employees and typically paid for by employees via payroll deductions.   Voluntary ...

Read more
October 15, 2021
The Employment Situation for October 2021

Almost 200,000 new jobs were added last month, according to the latest release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although this figure falls below what many analysts forecasted, it still represents forward progress in the economic recovery; of course, the speed of that progress may be slower than ideal...

Read more
October 13, 2021
How to Recognize and Prevent Workplace Burnout

According to Indeed’s recent “Employee Burnout Report,” employee burnout has worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2019. Specifically, more than half of surveyed respondents reported feeling burned out, with more than two-thirds stating they believe that feeling worsened throughout the pandemic...

Read more
October 08, 2021
Webinar Recap: How to Harness Your Digital Presence to Drive Growth in Today’s Evolving Industry

It’s no secret that the healthcare insurance industry­–like so many others across the country–is rapidly shifting online. No longer is it viable for brokers to rely solely upon word-of-mouth referrals; now, brokers must evolve and learn to navigate a new digital-first landscape if they want to drive new business and e...

Read more
October 06, 2021
Webinar Recap: The 'No Surprises Act: Employee Impact & Broker Fee Disclosure'

Starting on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act will become law. In our recent webinar, the “No Surprises Act: Employee Impact & Broker Fee Disclosure,” Mployer Advisor CEO & Founder Brian Freeman sat down with James Bristol and Stacy Hooper of Waller, a Nashville, Tennessee-based law firm.   Here are five key ta...

Read more
September 30, 2021
A Conversation With: Founder & CEO Brian Freeman on the No Surprises Act

A new protection in the No Surprises Act will ban “surprise” balance billing beginning on or after January 1st, 2022. On average, 18% of emergency department visits result in at least one surprise bill, but the rate varies by state.   For a deeper dive into how the No Surprises Act will affect employers and brok...

Read more
September 29, 2021
The 3 Most Attractive Categories of Employee Benefits

Every year, there seems to be a new, trendy benefits option that crops up in companies across the U.S. However, level-headed employers know that what’s most important to employees goes far beyond the option to bring your dog to work or cans of sparkling water in the break room.   So, what should a top-notch bene...

Read more