For those considering selling Individual Disability Insurance, Brian Lauber, a regional director of IDI Sales for The Standard, dives into how IDI is a practical and necessary coverage option for many. The America’s Benefit Specialist article also details the benefits of IDI versus common IDI misconceptions.
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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 director, 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.
Workers across the nation are facing a mental health crisis. NBC featured The Standard’s mental health study in their article on mental health in the workplace.
Offering a mix of benefits that provide value to all employees is an essential responsibility of brokers. It’s also a missed opportunity to not proactively inform clients of available solutions to address their executives’ heightened financial risks, including individual disability insurance as part of an executive disability plan. Adam Aschoff, regional director of Guaranteed Standard Issue Individual Disability Insurance Sales, shares more in America’s Benefit Specialists.
“If an advisor is working with an unmarried couple early in the annuity purchasing stage, it is in good practice and your client’s best interest to help the named beneficiary understand the limited death benefit payment and distribution options available, if the couple decides to go this route.” John Williams, regional sales director, Individual Annuities at The Standard, writes in InsuranceNewsNet about how advisors can better communicate annuity considerations to unmarried couples to help them understand annuities’ benefits, along with their beneficiary rules.
“If you’re stressed out, anxious or feeling lonely, you are not alone.” CNBC featured data from The Standard’s 2020 Behavioral Health Impact Update, showing 46% of workers now suffer from mental health issues one year into the pandemic. Read more about the state of mental health in the workplace due to COVID-19.