Benefits 101: What Is Hospital Indemnity Insurance? | Virginia Benefits Group

No matter whether it is anticipated or unexpected, a hospital stay is expensive.  According to HealthCare.gov, the average 3-day hospital stay in the United States costs around $30,000.  Health insurance will cover some of the costs if you are admitted to the hospital, but you may have other out-of-pocket costs.  Hospital Indemnity Insurance can help … Continued

8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget | Virginia Employee Benefits Consultants

Free and low-cost employee benefits are perks that don’t cost you much financially. These perks are often simple to provide and help enhance an existing employee benefits package. Including non-traditional benefits in a job offer shows employees your values; they’re a promise to both current and potential employees that you’ll support them and treat them … Continued

Top Benefit Trends for 2024 | Virginia Employee Benefits Consultants

The challenges that influenced the benefits landscape in 2023 persist—perhaps even more so. Rising costs, due to inflation and increasing health care prices, will continue to present challenges this new year.  But employers who understand the benefits landscape for 2024 can mold their approach for the upcoming year. A new year means revisiting your existing … Continued

Year-Round Benefits Education | VA Employee Benefits Advisors

For most organizations, employee benefits communication kicks into high gear during open enrollment season. During this time, there is a surge in emails, educational webinars, fliers throughout the office, and a barrage of forms demanding signatures. Post open enrollment, however, employees often receive minimal information about their benefits. While sporadic email updates or new laminated … Continued

Benefits Buzz December 2023 | VA Employee Benefits Partners

IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2024 Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are updated for inflation before the beginning of each calendar year. Most of these annual dollar limits will increase in 2024. Note that some benefit limits are not adjusted for inflation, such as the contribution limit for … Continued

Revealed – Survey Responses about Employee Wellness and Benefits | Virginia Employee Benefits Partners

The connection between employee wellness and the benefits of the job might seem obvious. But the conversation should be more nuanced than merely a discussion about health insurance, access to mental healthcare like employee assistance programs (EAPs), and well-being apps to reach zen. Indeed, Human Resources professionals must reconsider their definition of benefits. It must extend to all the pros of … Continued

Benefits 101: Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, and Out-of-Pocket Maximums | VA Employee Benefits Partners

Not understanding benefits terminology is near the top of the list of ways that open enrollment and benefits selection can stress you out.  Open enrollment is coming quickly and soon you will be talking about benefit options. The world of benefits and insurance can be confusing. In-network, out-of-network, deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance? What? Let us … Continued

Benefits Breakdown September 2023 | VA Employee Benefits Advisors

2024 Open Enrollment: The Power of Early Preparation With the 2024 open enrollment season fast approaching, employers have an opportunity to develop attractive benefits offerings and proactively communicate with employees to win them over. Early preparation can help show employees they’re valued, convince top performers to stay in their current positions and attract new talent. … Continued

8 Unique Benefits Employers Are Offering to Attract Talent in Asia-Pacific | VA Employee Benefits Partners

If the so-called Great Resignation taught us anything, it’s that employees are looking for more than just a salary when it comes to their jobs. Employee benefits have a crucial part in enhancing engagement, attracting new employees, and retaining top talent. Employee benefits refer to any form of compensation that employees receive in addition to their base … Continued