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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.

 

The Healthcare Consumerism Boom: One Trend COVID-19 Couldn’t Stop

Bob Elmer

Surprise: the COVID-19 Pandemic is Triggering a Healthcare Consumerism Trend | Bob Elmer | Corporate Synergies

The pandemic is actually generating something positive: an escalation of healthcare consumerism. At the end of last year, employee benefits consultants were putting the finishing touches on carefully researched “decade in review” presentations. I should know—I was one of those … Read More

Workforce Reductions are Painful; 5 Ways to be Prepared

John Crable

Workforce Reductions are Painful for Everyone; 5 Ways to Prepare| John Crable | Corporate Synergies

Workforce reductions have as much impact on culture and productivity as on the bottom line. Here are five ways to ease the pain with careful planning. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak interrupted business around the world, experts were warning of … Read More

Our Take: Responding to the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis

Corporate Synergies

Employers: are your employees aware of resources to ease the COVID-19 mental health crisis?

“Our Take” is Corporate Synergies’ commentary on benefits/insurance news topics. This article discusses the COVID-19 mental health crisis. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paints a sobering picture of the impact of COVID-19 on … Read More

Our Take: What Does the NJ Health Insurance Tax Mean for Employers?

Corporate Synergies

New Jersey’s Health Insurance Tax

“Our Take” is Corporate Synergies’ commentary on benefits/insurance topics. This article discusses the newly signed New Jersey health insurance tax law. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law levying a 2.5% health insurance tax on net premiums … Read More

5 Up-and-Coming Specialty Benefits

Nick Park

5 New Specialty Benefits that Will Drive Engagement | Corporate Synergies

New specialty benefits startups are a thing and some are stealing the spotlight. Here are 5 options that can take benefits program customization to new heights. These days, the most successful startup businesses combine customization and innovation. From subscription box … Read More

3 Steps to Getting Mental Health Benefits Back On Track

Kim McBee

3 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement with Mental Health Benefits | Kim McBee | Corporate Synergies

The COVID-19 crisis is heightening stress on employees. More than ever, mental health benefits are a crucial part of a group insurance program. Thanks to decades of awareness initiatives and shifting societal attitudes, seeking mental healthcare is more accepted—and more … Read More