There’s no question that voluntary benefits have come of age. Gone are the days where voluntary benefits are simply a “nice-extra” for employee benefits. Today’s diverse, multi-generational workforce has such varying characteristics, lifestyles and preferences, that employers no longer can provide one-size-fits-all benefits even in the voluntary arena. This year will feature even more growth and refinement of voluntary benefits that resonate so well with employees because of the many options available.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Halkos, is recognized as a voluntary benefits expert and for several years now has made annual predictions on what to expect in the industry.
This year, BenefitsPRO ran her bylined article covering five predictions on what we’ll see the voluntary benefits industry focusing on in 2019. They include:
- Addressing student loans;
- Taking care of the caregivers;
- Facilitating savings;
- Encouraging utilization of financial wellness benefits; and
- Communicating year-round.
These are trends you’ll likely want to be discussing with your clients, so be sure to read the full BenefitsPRO.com article.