The Knowledge Center

Our health & welfare experts write articles, host webinars, launch videos and get interviewed by employee benefits, insurance, business and national media. It's award-winning insurance journalism which can be found here weekly.

 

Employers may Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Premium Incentives

Dan Kuperstein

Employers can implement vaccine premium incentives to encourage employees to get vaccinated | Corporate Synergies

Employers and plan sponsors considering a COVID-19 vaccine premium incentive should examine the potential risks, cost savings and administrative hurdles. On October 4, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued FAQ guidance confirming the permissibility … Read More

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Signing Your First Stop-Loss Insurance Contract

Luciano Franco and Earl Rutter, Jr.

Employers should ask these 3 questions before signing a stop-loss insurance contract | Corporate Synergies

Stop-loss insurance contracts offer important protection for self-funded employers—but employers must ensure they’re providing the right coverage. Responsibly transitioning to self-funded health insurance can provide cash flow flexibility for some employers—and they are taking the plunge. In 2018, 38.7% of … Read More

Our Take: National Nonprofit Day Recognizes Orgs’ Unique Needs

Corporate Synergies

People come together to recognize the needs of organizations on National Nonprofit Day | Corporate Synergies

National Nonprofit Day reflects the history of tax-exempt organizations, but many are now worried about their future. The pandemic impacted all organizations, but it especially exacerbated existing issues concerning many nonprofit organizations. Many are now trying to maintain their mission … Read More

Effective Employee Benefits for Nonprofits Begin with Culture

Harrison Newman

Values and culture unite your organization and should drive employee benefits for nonprofits | Corporate Synergies

Your employee benefits package is an extension of your nonprofit organization’s mission and values. What would you say if I asked you to name the most important aspect of your nonprofit organization’s benefit plan that starts with “C”? Did “cost,” … Read More

Our Take: Popular Voluntary Benefits May no Longer be Optional

Corporate Synergies

These popular voluntary benefits offerings could be the deciding factor for job candidates | Corporate Synergies

A recent survey shows more employers offering popular voluntary benefits. We think it could help attract and retain top talent. The world of work looks different, and employees—and potential employees—are prioritizing different aspects of their careers and compensation. In a … Read More

6 Options to Adjust PTO Imbalance

Corporate Synergies

Too much PTO? Too little? Here’s how to adjust PTO imbalance | Corporate Synergies

Can your paid time off (PTO) rules keep up when employees want to take that long-postponed trip? Here’s what to consider as you adjust PTO imbalance. One of the most important parts of updating the PTO policy is keeping your … Read More

Corporate Synergies releases The Current Insurance Journal 2021

Corporate Synergies

The award-winning The Current Insurance Journal featuring top industry thought leadership is now available. | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, June 1, 2021— National employee benefits broker Corporate Synergies has released The Current Insurance Journal 2021, an annual publication featuring over 25 selections of benefits journalism from their experts. In its ninth edition, The Current offers powerful business … Read More

What Employers can Learn from Haven Healthcare’s Closing

John Crable

Take closer look at what Haven Healthcare’s closing reveals about the insurance industry | Corporate Synergies

Benefits expert John Crable unpacks employer insights from Haven Healthcare’s closing. Haven Healthcare, formed by JPMorgan Chase, Amazon and Berskshire Hathaway in 2018, came in like a lion, but like many others who promised to fix the U.S. healthcare system, … Read More

Corporate Synergies Announces EB RISE II HR and Finance Conference

Corporate Synergies

EB RISE II: HR and Finance Conference will be held on June 8 | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, May 4, 2021—Corporate Synergies is announcing its annual HR and Finance conference, EB RISE II on June 8, 2021. The full-day event features subject matter experts sharing their health & welfare benefits and related cost-containment knowledge through … Read More

Model COBRA Notices, FAQs Help Employers with ARPA Requirements

Dan Kuperstein

New model COBRA notices help employers notify eligible individuals according to recent legislation | Corporate Synergies

Meeting the new COBRA notice requirements could be an administrative headache. New FAQs and model notices will help The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided employers some support in meeting the new COBRA premium assistance provisions of the American … Read More

Our Take: New Study Highlights the Importance of Benefits Literacy

Corporate Synergies

Healthcare cost questions stress the importance of benefits literacy for employees and consumers | Corporate Synergies

A new study suggests the importance of benefits literacy in helping employees make informed healthcare choices. The rise in apps and benefits technology platforms offer consumers more access to data, increased price transparency and presumably more control. Patients shopping around … Read More