Employee Benefits

ARAG Earns Center of Excellence Honor for Third Straight Year

By HR Vendor News | November 16, 2009

DES MOINES, Iowa – November 17, 2009 – ARAG® has been certified a Center of Excellence for the third consecutive year by BenchmarkPortal, a national benchmarking organization affiliated with Purdue University’s Center for Customer-Driven Quality. “Being certified a Center of Excellence reflects ARAG’s strong commitment to providing best in class products and service. It is…

Wellness Survey: Businesses Look to Wellness Programs to Improve Productivity and Lower Absenteeism Stress Cited as Top Health Risk Driving Wellness Programs Around the World

By HR Vendor News | November 16, 2009

NEW YORK: Nov. 16, 2009 – Improving productivity by keeping employees healthy and working is emerging as the top business objective for employer-sponsored wellness programs around the world. The two exceptions are the United States, where reducing health care cost increases overwhelmingly continues to be the top goal, and Asia, where the most important objective…

Stress Costs! Resilience Saves! HeartMath Experts Say Chronic Stress is a Serious Health and Productivity Crisis Affecting Millions of Employees and the Companies They Work For

By HR Vendor News | November 11, 2009

Boulder Creek, California – November 12, 2009 – Why are companies are still glossing over the issue of workplace stress? It’s as though people think there isn’t much we can do about it; that it’s an unavoidable fact of modern life. Instead of treating the source, we tend to focus on managing – and paying…

WorldatWork Announces 2010 Board of Directors

By HR Vendor News | November 10, 2009

November 10, 2009 – Washington, D.C. – WorldatWork, a global human resources association with offices in Washington, D.C. and Scottsdale, AZ, has announced its newly elected 2010 Board of Directors. Continuing her term, Sara R. McAuley, CCP, WLCP, Executive Vice President & CHRO, Tygris Commercial Finance Group Inc., will chair the WorldatWork board in 2010.…

Tandem HR Flexes Employee Benefit Muscle by Giving Perspectives Ltd Wellness Services a Workout

By HR Vendor News | November 9, 2009

CHICAGO, IL— November 10, 2009 – Perspectives Ltd, a workplace resources provider specializing in high-touch employee assistance program (EAP) and wellness services, has been hired by Tandem HR to provide wellness coaching services to its customers. Tandem, which already uses Perspectives’ EAP services, is a professional employer organization (PEO) that serves more than 100 small-to-medium…

ThriveOn Changes its Name to GuideSpark

By HR Vendor News | November 9, 2009

LOS ALTOS, Calif. / Nov. 10, 2009 – ThriveOn has changed its name to GuideSpark, reflecting increasing market applications for its online training beyond its initial financial wellness focus. GuideSpark echoes the company’s roots in facilitating improved employee financial health and workplace benefits communications. Beyond these core opportunities, GuideSpark enables cost-effective Web 2.0 training for…

Expert advice for benefits brokers selling services in a tough economy

By HR Vendor News | November 9, 2009

St. Paul, MN–First, the grim news. Quota attainment among sales organizations is down to 59 percent compared to 61 percent last year.(1) Depending on the industry, 25 to 33 percent of people who report sales as all or part of their job responsibilities are unsuited for their jobs.(2) And, although eight out of 10 opportunities…

Avoid Caregiver Burnout with 10 Tips from LifeCare

By HR Vendor News | October 28, 2009

SHELTON, CT, October 29, 2009 – In recognition of November’s designation as National Family Caregivers Month, LifeCare, Inc. is offering the following 10 tips to help caregivers overcome the exhaustion, guilt and frustration that may lead to “caregiver burnout.” 1. Taking care of yourself is essential to taking good care of your loved one, so…

Ellery S. Malkin Joins LifeCare as Director of Product Management

By HR Vendor News | October 21, 2009

SHELTON, CT, October 22, 2009 – —LifeCare®, Inc., a leading provider of health and productivity solutions for employers nationwide, announced today that Ms. Ellery S. Malkin has joined the company as Director of Product Management, responsible for the oversight of strategy, implementation and execution of LifeCare products. Ms. Malkin will work closely with LifeCare’s senior…

Dependent Eligibility Practice Leader, Dianne Geiger-Chin Loy Joins HRAdvance

By HR Vendor News | October 20, 2009

Dallas, TX / October 2009 – HRAdvance, the standard in eligibility solutions for Dependent Eligibility Audit, today announced that Dianne Geiger-Chin Loy, who has been a practice leader in the space for more than two decades, has been named Regional Vice-President of Sales. In her new role, Mrs. Dianne Geiger-Chin Loy will assume responsibility for…