4 Life Hacks to Extend the Value of Your Benefits

Life hacks

We are all faced with choices every day which can lead you to save time or money. You might plan for retirement by contributing to a 401k plan. Use paid time (and personal savings) for a relaxing vacation. Take out a life insurance policy for added peace of mind. The importance of employee benefits should […]

Navigating Inflation and the Strategic Role of Employee Benefits

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In the dynamic landscape of the modern workforce, employers and HR professionals are faced with the challenge of not only attracting top talent but also ensuring the well-being of their existing employees. One often-overlooked aspect that plays a pivotal role in employee satisfaction, particularly during times of inflation, is the impact of rising costs on […]

Compare: Medical FSA and Dependent Care FSA

Medical FSA and Dependent Care FSA

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a Medical Flexible Spending Account (Medical FSA) and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DC FSA), you are not alone. Maybe you didn’t realize there is more than one type of FSA to choose from. Participants often do not understand that separate elections must be made for […]

Health and Wellness Initiatives to Boost Employee Morale in the Winter Months

Employee Morale

As the winter months roll in, many employees can experience a dip in their morale due to factors like cold weather, shorter daylight hours, and holiday stress. As employers and HR professionals, it’s essential to take proactive measures to boost employee morale during this time. A well-rounded approach to health and wellness initiatives can make […]

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: Hot Trends in Benefits for this Open Enrollment Season

Open Enrollment Trends

Get ready to supercharge your open enrollment season with our upcoming webinar, “Hot Trends in Benefits for this Open Enrollment Season.” In today’s ever-evolving workplace landscape, staying ahead of the curve is essential, and we’re here to guide you through the latest trends and innovations in employee benefits. Whether you’re an HR professional, a benefits […]

Preparing for The Upcoming Enrollment Season

Upcoming Enrollment Season

Over the last few years, changes in healthcare industry policies and consumer preferences have resulted in significant shifts in plan design and employee benefit preferences. Employers who understand these changes will be better equipped to create benefit plans that align with their employee’s needs and attract the best talent. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take […]

How to Lower Out-Of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Out-Of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Rising healthcare costs in the U.S. are leading many Americans to avoid medical care due to financial concerns. Employers can play a vital role in mitigating this issue by implementing small changes. The U.S. has exorbitant healthcare expenses, reaching $4.3 trillion with significant medical debt. To address this challenge, Becky Seefeldt, VP of Strategy at […]

Say this, not that: Taboo words in your benefits communication

benefits communication

We wrote a piece on benefits communication a while ago, focused on clearing up 9 confusing benefits terms. Benefits are a tricky topic. That includes pre-tax benefits. This makes proper benefits communication crucial. So, knowing that benefits communication is complicated (even if it’s not intentional), this blog will equip you to reframe confusing Open Enrollment […]

The True Value of Employee Benefits

Value of Employee Benefits

As the business landscape evolves, companies often face the challenge of managing costs while maintaining a productive and satisfied workforce. According to Care for Business research, over 40% of HR leaders plan to recalibrate or trim their benefits offerings in the coming year. While the immediate cost-saving benefits may seem tempting, slashing employee benefits can […]

Unlock The Power Of Employee Benefits

Power Of Employee Benefits

As employers work to navigate these uncertain times, offering effective and comprehensive benefits packages have become a priority. Offering healthcare financial tools such as health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are an important part of any employee’s suite of employee benefits. While evaluating the types of products offered is necessary to ensure […]

Download our Healthcare Savings Ebook

Healthcare Savings

One of the most important decisions you can make as an employer is offering competitive benefits packages that entice and retain top talent. Healthcare has always been a core concern for employees, and recent trends show that employees are willing to leave jobs that don’t offer the best healthcare coverage. In today’s world, employer-provided healthcare […]

HR Professionals… What’s Your Problem?

rising healthcare costs

There are many problems facing HR professionals and benefits administrators today. If this is your role, we know you have a thousand to-dos. It can be a “one step forward, two steps back” battle. You can feel like you’re trying to climb a mountain. One of the “mountains” you may be facing is combating rising […]

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: How AI and Technology are Disrupting Benefits

How AI and Technology are Disrupting Benefits

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the relentless progress of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology has brought about significant disruptions in various aspects of our lives, and the realm of employee benefits is no exception. From personalized benefits packages to streamlined administration processes, the impact of AI and technology in the benefits space is transforming how […]

BRI Events Update

BRI Events Update

As a leading pre-tax benefits provider, Benefit Resource (BRI) has actively participated in various events to showcase our innovative solutions and expand our network. We recently attended several industry gatherings and plan to attend more in the near future. This blog post will update you on what tradeshows we’ve been to and what shows we plan to attend. For those always on the lookout for the latest employee benefits, this post is for you!

How Employers Should Prepare to Navigate a Recession

Navigate a Recession

The economic landscape is continually in flux, with the most recent disruptions coming from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many employers are in hyper-vigilance mode, anticipating the next recession and bracing themselves for a potentially difficult ride. In this climate, employers are considering a range of strategies to mitigate their financial risks in anticipation […]

Increase Your Financial Well-Being Through Medical Savings

Medical Expenses

The cost of healthcare can be daunting, especially for those who do not have adequate savings to cover medical expenses. Fortunately, there are ways to increase your financial well-being through medical savings. One such way is by utilizing health savings accounts (HSAs) and/or flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

What the End of the Pandemic Means for Consumer-Direct Benefits and COBRA

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc globally, challenging leaders and healthcare professionals at every turn. Recently, on April 10th, the H.J. Res 7 bill was signed into law, calling for the end of the national emergency declaration for COVID-19, which was put in place to mitigate the pandemic’s effects. This triggers the process and timeline […]

Identifying the “Perks” on National Employee Benefits Day

National Employee Benefits Day

National Employee Benefits Day is celebrated on April 6th. This day is dedicated to recognizing employers’ hard work and dedication that provide valuable benefits to their employees. This year, we celebrate this event amid uncertain times, where the need for good employee benefits has become more critical than ever before. In honor of National Employee […]

Promoting Mental Health Benefits in the Workplace

Mental Health Benefits in the Workplace

Mental health is an important component of overall workplace wellness. Employees with access to mental health resources and a better understanding of their mental health are more likely to be productive and engaged in their work. Employers who take the time to educate employees will find a happier, stronger, and more productive workforce with an […]

The Most Surprising Eligible and Ineligible Medical Expenses

eligible and ineligible Medical Expenses

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are both incredibly valuable benefits to help employees use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical expenses. The IRS defines an eligible medical expense as any expense that is used to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent diseases, or affect any structure or function of the […]