HSA Employer Contributions that work with Technology

Employer contributions to an HSA (Health Savings Account) are a helpful way to encourage employees to enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with an HSA. If your organization is considering offering an HSA with an employer contribution, your benefits administration (Ben Admin) technology must be able to accommodate the intended contribution strategy. Exploring … Continued

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are Important – Do you have the right technology in place?

In a 2021 report on DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) Tools, research noted that the total number of DEIB tech vendors increased by 87%. There are various solutions with suggested tools offered by vendors across four overarching categories and multiple subcategories: Acquire: Includes candidate sourcing and selection. Advance/Develop: Includes learning and development, performance management, … Continued

Success Story: Controlling Costs Through Benefits Strategy

The Challenge The medical prescription spend for a western Pennsylvania university was spiraling out of control. The per employee per month (PEPM) drug cost for specialty medications accounted for nearly 50% of the total medical/Rx claim cost. In 2020, the university faced a high double-digit increase from their benefits provider with no programs to mitigate … Continued

ICHRA: An Rx for Medical Insurance

by Chris Shipley, Vice President, Employee Benefits   Today’s employees want more freedom to choose a benefits package-including medical- that meets their individual and family health and lifestyle needs. Employers, especially in today’s economy, desire programs that reduce costs, offer more control and predictability, and simplify administration. Bridging these seemingly opposite needs is a new … Continued

The 5 Ws of HR Technology Security

Has your organization authored a security plan for your HR Technology? If not, the time is now. With more and more scams plaguing the digital world these days, it’s imperative for business leaders to know what steps to take in an HR technology emergency. Start the process of authoring an HR technology catastrophe preparedness plan … Continued

Mental Health Month: 5 Mental Health Employee Benefits Trends for 2022

May is National Mental Health Month – a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience. Mental health has been a hot topic recently, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past two years, so many people have experienced issues such as burnout, depression, anxiety, … Continued

3 Top Technology Opportunities to Watch in 2022

Skills-based systems or Talent Intelligence systems. These are systems that identify the skills that somebody has, the skills required for a job and they use that information for recruiting, development, internal mobility, career growth, and potentially even for pay. This is the massive technology investment that’s been going on for the last five or six … Continued

Expect An Expert Episode 8: Paylocity Integration with Employee Navigator

In this episode of Expect An Expert, Maggie Boucher, Senior Consultant at Henderson Brothers’ Employee Benefits Practice, has invited Eric Gargis , Senior HCM Consultant, at Paylocity to discuss payroll integration with Employee Navigator, a benefit administration solution that Henderson Brothers offers as a value-added benefit administration solution to our clients. Maggie Boucher may be … Continued

How To Budget For A New Human Capital Management (HCM)

2022 is here, and for a lot of us it came too fast. Organizations are still managing an increasingly hybrid workforce, dealing with hurdles around new COVID variants, and competing in the war for knowledge worker talent. Underneath it all, there is a growing appetite for new and improved HR technology. The employment and compliance … Continued

The Heat Is On: Vaccine & Testing Solutions

Employers nationwide are making moves on vaccination and testing tracking, now that the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard is here to stay; many business leaders are overwhelmed trying to find a technology solution that fits their current tech atmosphere. OSHA will not begin issuing citations for noncompliance before January 10th, and for testing noncompliance … Continued