Thinking Outside the Box with Creative Employee Benefits 

As the work landscape surrounding employee benefits continues to evolve, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve. Traditional perks like health and retirement plans are no longer as sufficient on their own in attracting and retaining top talent. Today’s workforce is diverse, and their needs are varied and dynamic. To meet these demands, forward-thinking […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Employers Should Embrace an “Experience First” Benefits Strategy

Experience First Benefits Strategy

In today’s competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent has become a significant challenge for employers. To tackle this issue, companies are reevaluating their employee benefits programs to align with the changing needs and expectations of the workforce. One emerging trend is the shift towards an “Experience First” benefits strategy. Instead of merely offering […]

Personalized Benefits Are The Key to Successful Employee Engagement

Personalized Benefits

In today’s competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent has become a challenging task for employers. With numerous options available, employees are demanding more than just a good salary. A well-structured employee benefits program can be a make-or-break factor in attracting and retaining top-performing employees. However, it’s not just about offering standard benefits like […]

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 […]

Utilizing Pre-Tax Benefits to Prioritize Health in 2023

Prioritize Your Health

It’s that time of year again! The new year is upon us, and with it comes hopes of achieving our goals for the upcoming months. Whether you’re looking to retire, advance your career, or prioritize your health, now is the perfect time to start planning your journey. If you’re in the 70% of people who […]

What We’ve Learned About Pre-Tax Benefits This Year

Learned About Pre-Tax Benefits

Pre-tax benefits are growing in popularity amongst employers and employees alike. This is because they offer a great way to save on taxes while still being able to use funds for medical, dependent care, and other expenses. In the last year alone, we’ve learned a lot about pre-tax benefits and how to maximize their potential. […]

A Generational Overview of Employee Benefits

Generational Overview of Employee Benefits

As the workforce evolves, so do the expectations of employees. While benefits have always been an important part of attracting and retaining employees, the types of benefits that are most important to employees vary by generation. In order to attract and retain the best talent, employers need to be aware of what each generation is […]

Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle At Work

Healthy Lifestyle at Work

During the week, we spend a lot of our time at work, which can make it a bit challenging to follow consistent healthy habits. Finding a way to incorporate wellness into your entire daily routine will allow you to improve your overall well-being in and out of the office. Experts say that maintaining a healthy […]

Employee Benefits Communication Mistakes and How to Avoid Them 

Benefits Communication Mistakes

When it comes to employee benefits, communication is key. However, many employers still make common communication mistakes that can have a negative impact on how their employees view their benefits. Here are some of the most common mistakes employers make regarding employee benefits and how to avoid them: Communication mistake: Providing too much information at […]

Bright Side of Benefits – Episode 06: Changes in the Way We Work

Bright Side of Benefits – Episode 06: Changes in the Way We Work

In episode 6 of the Bright Side of Benefits, host Becky Seefeldt sits down with BRI co-host Kristen Hughes to discuss various changes in the way we work. Specifically, this episode focuses on work from home vs. hybrid vs. in-office considerations and the impact your choice can have on retention, compliance, security, and employee benefits. […]

Give Employees the Thrill of Customized Benefits

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Benefits don’t have to be boring. Specialty Accounts can help employers tailor their benefits offerings to include fun and customized benefits employees will actually use! Specialty Accounts are financial accounts that allow employers to set aside funds to reimburse employees for a wide variety of expenses, including entertainment-related costs. These customized benefits accounts help attract […]

Rethink Benefits for Remote Employees

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Specialty Accounts can help employers tailor their benefits offerings to better support remote employees. These accounts can be used to reimburse employees for expenses related to their work-from-home setup, such as ergonomic furniture or office equipment. Specialty Accounts can also be used to cover the costs of additional internet bandwidth or phone service. By offering […]

Don’t Forget Pet Benefits for Employees’ Four-Legged Friends

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The pandemic caused a big shift in the employment landscape, with many employers shifting to either temporary or indefinite work-from-home policies. But now there’s an even better reason for companies who want their employees healthy and happy to reevaluate their benefits offerings: adding a Specialty Account for pet owners to your benefits package! Pet adoption […]

Excite Employees with Benefits for Personal and Home Services

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Give your benefits a boost and provide your employees with valuable benefits they will be excited to use! Benefit Resource (BRI) created Specialty Accounts or Lifestyle Accounts to help employers provide a customized benefits plan for the wants and needs of every employee. These are typically post-tax reimbursement accounts that are a desirable benefit for […]

Help Employees Commute with Ease


Commuter Benefits help employees with a variety of work-related travel expenses, but what about transportation items that don’t fall under a commuter benefit plan? BRI has created Specialty Accounts for instances just like this. Specialty Accounts are designed for employees by employers. BRI works with employers to create a benefits plan that is tailored specifically […]

Investing in Employee Advancement Pays off

Employee Advancement

Investing in employees’ education and career advancement is a smart move for any business. A well-educated workforce is a more productive workforce. Employees who feel supported in their career advancement are more likely to stick around. There are several ways employers can show how much they value employees and their drive for education and career […]

Find a Wellness Account That Works With You

Wellness Account

Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of promoting employee wellness. A Wellness Account is a type of personalized Specialty Account that provides employees with funds or reimbursement for activities like fitness courses, yoga sessions, and more! Although many companies offer wellness benefits of some kind, a Specialty Account for wellness and fitness allows employers to […]

Administrative Professionals Day is an Opportunity to Say Thank You

Administrative Professionals Day

The job of an administrative professional has changed tremendously over the years. This day no longer applies to “secretaries” only. Administrative Professionals Day is a day that was created to honor the many contributions administrative professionals make. While remote and hybrid teams are the norm today, recognizing your employees’ hard work is more important than […]