InsuranceNewsNet has published an article featuring Dan Jolivet, Workplace Possibilities practice consultant at The Standard. The article highlights a session he co-presented at the 2022 LIMRA Annual Conference regarding the impact “deaths of despair” have on the life insurance industry.
“Fixed annuities can be especially useful to those who will be retiring in the near future and have a lot they want to see, do and accomplish in those first few years of retirement.” In a BenefitsPRO article, Mark MacGillivray, director of financial institutions for Individual Annuities at The Standard, shares the benefits of utilizing fixed annuities in the early years of your clients’ retirement plans.
Paid Family and Medical Leave and Paid Family Leave laws vary across states, which can be difficult to keep track of. In HR Daily Advisor, Jessica Bolar, product manager at The Standard, and Samantha Reed, senior statutory business consultant at The Standard, share tips and best practices to manage the ever-changing landscape of PFML and PFL.
“An engaged workforce is one of the best combatants to presenteeism, and a manager has a significant impact on an employee’s engagement level.” In a new HR Daily Advisor article, Brenda Smith, senior director, Workplace Possibilities at The Standard, shares some tips for managers, employers and HR professionals to help reduce presenteeism in the workplace.
“It is important to choose a TPA and recordkeeper who collaborate and work well together, by understanding their respective roles and responsibilities, having clear and consistent processes, and effectively and easily sharing information.” Rita Taylor-Rodriguez, TPA sales director at The Standard, highlights the benefits of partnering with a third-party administrator in a new National Association of Plan Advisors article.
Looking for ideas to improve plan optimization? Learn tips on how to introduce stable value funds into target date allocations in a new National Association of Plan Advisors article by Kent Bartell, director of investment research at The Standard.
In BenefitsPRO, Dan Jolivet, Workplace Possibilities practice consultant at The Standard, shares five reasons why employers should prioritize employees’ mental health and reevaluate their benefits packages.
Debra Villar, manager of disability management resources, and Brenda Smith, Workplace Possibilities senior director at The Standard, highlight how employers can increase the awareness of employees’ mental health benefits in BenefitsPRO.
“Small business owners and high-earning individuals can have the opportunity to significantly increase their tax-qualified retirement savings, reduce their taxes and be better positioned for retirement.” Learn more in InvestmentNews where Joel Mee, senior director of retirement plan sales at The Standard, highlights three potential options for employees working for a small business: 401(k) plus Cash Balance Plan, New Comparability Profit Sharing Plan and Triple Stack Match.
“Help your small business clients attract and retain new talent by setting themselves up to successfully meet the expectations of the new labor market.” In a new 401(k) Specialist Magazine article, Joel Mee, senior director of retirement plans at The Standard, outlines SIMPLE IRAs and 401(k) plans and what advisors should look for when making recommendations for their small business clients.