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As Cybercriminals Act More Like Businesses, Insurers Must Think More Like Criminals | IL Employee Benefits Group

Cybersecurity is no longer an emerging risk but a clear and present one for organizations of all sizes, panelists on a panel at Triple-I’s Joint Industry Forum (JIF) said. This is due in large part to the fact that cybercriminals are increasingly thinking and behaving like businesspeople. “We’ve seen a large increase in ransomware attacks for the … Continued

What Employees Want: Hybrid Work and Flexibility | Chicago Employee Benefits Agency

2021 was quittin’ time in America.  Last year alone over 47.4 million Americans quit their jobs. This year, employees seemingly have the upper hand against employers.  The Turnover Tsunami, a.k.a. The Great Resignation, has forced a reckoning with the workplace and few employers have come away unscathed.  Organizations are now shifting priorities to make employee … Continued

Generational Myths Part 2: Millennials | IL Employee Benefits Advisors

Today’s offices potentially span five full generations ranging from Generation Z to the Silent Generation. A coworker could just as easily be raised with a smart phone in hand as they could have used a typewriter at their first job. Some see differences between generational colleagues as an annoyance (“kids these days!”) and many rely … Continued

Understanding Your EOB | Chicago Employee Benefits

Let’s say that you visited the doctor and you are wondering how much that visit is going to cost.  A short while later, you receive something in the mail that looks like a bill – and even says “amount you owe” at the bottom.  However, it doesn’t have a return envelope or tear-off portion for … Continued

Say Hello to Generation Z | Chicago Employee Benefits Firm

In the last few years, members of Generation Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—have begun to enter the workforce. They are remarkably different than their millennial predecessors and their arrival should force businesses to change their marketing strategies and rethink recruitment and retention techniques. The following article examines the typical characteristics of Generation Z and … Continued

Benefits for a Multigenerational Workforce | Chicago Employee Benefits Advisors

If only everyone valued the same things, benefits planning would be a lot easier.  If. Only. However, most employers have five generations of employees active in the workplace who want different things.  With generation gaps spanning more than 75 years, finding a one-size-fits-all benefits package can be challenging.  However, there are certain things to consider … Continued

6 Ways to Reduce Burnout When You’re Understaffed | IL Employee Benefits Consultants

Question We’ve been both super busy and understaffed recently. Is there anything we can do during this time to help our employees avoid extra stress or burnout before we can hire more employees? Answer Yes. Here are a few things you can do to make this time run as smoothly and stress-free as possible: Remove nonessential work … Continued

Show Your Heart Some Love | IL Employee Benefits Group

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? You can take an active role in reducing your risk for heart disease by eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and managing your cholesterol and blood pressure. Heart … Continued

Helping Employees with Health Care Claims | Chicago Employee Benefits Agency

Navigating the health care claim process can be challenging for employees, and delayed claim payments and denied claims make it even harder for employees to manage their health care. Employees often lack the knowledge or experience to handle these hurdles in the claims process; for instance, many employees don’t think to follow up when their … Continued

4 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022 | Chicago Benefits Group

Health care costs continue to rise each year, and 2022 will likely be no exception. In the new year, experts predict a 6.5% increase in medical expenses alone, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. In terms of health plan premiums, employers anticipate they may rise more than 5% in 2022, a Willis Towers Watson survey reports. With these … Continued

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