Paid Family Medical Leave is a pivotal aspect of retention in the workforce, especially among women. Melissa Oliver-Janiak, second vice president Total Rewards for The Standard, highlights the importance of employers managing PFML in the workplace in a BenefitsPRO article.
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For clients or plan sponsors with plan participants who would benefit from a lower-risk investment in their portfolio, stable value funds can be a great investment choice. Read more about stable value funds in the latest @advisorsmagazine article by Kent Bartell, director of investment research at The Standard.
Working from home is not a trend that will fade as the pandemic begins to ease; many workers have admitted they prefer working remotely rather than going into the office. In a new @BenefitsPro article, Todd Meier, disability and productivity consultant at The Standard, stresses the importance of factoring ergonomics into each and every at-home office.
The effects of the pandemic are taking their toll on the workforce. Melissa Oliver-Janiak, 2nd vice president of Total Rewards at The Standard, encourages employers to cultivate a workplace culture that normalizes conversations around mental health and focus on providing workers with the assistance they may need.
“This Disability Insurance Awareness Month, let your clients know that even though they can’t predict the future, they can prepare for it. Individual disability insurance makes sure that they’ll receive steady income in the form of monthly benefits even if they can’t work due to an unexpected injury or sickness,” states Jill Frohardt, 2nd VP IDI Sales for The Standard. Read more in BenefitsPRO.
The number of employees wanting to continue remote work post-pandemic is higher than expected. Although working from home has its perks, mental health is a concern for employers. Read more in the latest ValuePenguin article, which includes data from The Standard’s Behavioral Health Study.
Getting a plan in action to proactively address workplace violence should be a top priority for employers HR teams. Dan Jolivet and Renae Hall share more with BenefitsPRO on how companies can support their employees, including harnessing an Employee Assistance Plan as a resource.
“When putting together a comprehensive retirement income plan, clients should consider their age, timeline to retirement, how much they have saved, how much they need based on their timeline and their retirement goals.” With retirement concerns on the rise because of the pandemic, annuities can provide a viable investment strategy for any retirement plan. John Williams, regional sales rirector, Individual Annuities at The Standard, writes in ThinkAdvisor about why annuities are a necessary part of a comprehensive retirement portfolio.
The correlation between work productivity and substance use has become more prominent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan Jolivet, Workplace PossibilitiesSM practice consultant at The Standard, discusses the importance of companies to empower their employees to seek support for mental health and substance abuse issues. Read more in HR Dive's article.
ValuePenguin by LendingTree featured The Standard’s 2020 Behavioral Health Impact Update in their article on the increase in mental health issues amongst younger employees. Read more.