How to Make the Most Out of Open Enrollment | Virginia Benefits Team

Choosing the right benefits during open-enrollment season is so important and can help save money. It can also give individuals and families broader support with their health. Benefits like medical coverage are particularly important with high inflation having such a big impact on people’s budgets. A survey by UnitedHealthcare found that nearly 40% of employees … Continued

Retirement Savings Tips: Stop Worrying and Start Saving | VA Employee Benefits Partners

According to most retirement savings statistics, saving for retirement is something a lot of people put on the backburner.  Until it is too late, that is. For some people, the reason is that they are simply living paycheck to paycheck, so there isn’t much left to put aside. Others have some leftover money after covering … Continued

Gen Z: Is Quiet Quitting a Problem or a Wake-Up Call? | Virginia Employee Benefits

Many young employees from Gen Z are taking to TikTok to express their frustration about the workplace and profess their practice of quiet quitting. Essentially, they are remaining at their jobs and still receiving paychecks and benefits, but they are sticking strictly to their the job descriptions and maintaining precise schedules. On social media, some … Continued

What Employees Want: Financial Wellness | Virginia Employee Benefits Partners

“Financial Wellness” is getting a lot of buzz these days — and for good reason!  After all, today’s workforce is overwhelmed by mounting student debt and other rising expenses. Financial wellness refers to a person’s overall financial health and is one of many factors that makes up employee wellbeing.  We often think of wellbeing as … Continued

4 Ways to Recession-Proof HR | Virginia Benefits Consultants

By all accounts, the United States is likely heading into a recession. Already, the country experienced two consecutive quarters of declining gross domestic product (GDP), which is a red flag. Other signs include inflation, the cooling down of venture capitalist’s investment, a declining stock market, and varying interest rates. However, a strong job market persists, which … Continued

Controlling Employee Benefit Costs Amidst Inflation | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

Inflation is a silent budget killer- it causes everything to go up, from your groceries to your gas, as the purchasing power of money decreases.  Americans are feeling the pinch as the U.S. experiences the highest inflation level in 40 years. Inflation has been particularly frustrating for Americans who are struggling to pay for items … Continued

5 Things You Should Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act | VA Employee Benefits Advisors

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 makes it illegal for companies to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, according to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This legislation, which has been amended in the years since it was originally signed into law, provides guidelines to employers for accommodating and being fair … Continued

ER vs. Urgent Care | Virginia Benefits Team

All too often, illness or injury appears out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. These … Continued

6 Ways to Help Employees Combat Burnout | VA Employee Benefits Group

Respondents to the latest State of HR report list burnout as the greatest consequence of the pandemic. In fact, the Great Resignation lingers, in part, because the burnout has gotten worse. Now, companies are facing inflation, the yanking of job offers, and the possibility of layoffs. While they are tightening their belts and being far more cautious, their workers … Continued

Can HR Capitalize on Resignation Remorse? | VA Employee Benefits Partners

The Great Resignation has paved the way for resignation remorse, according to a number of publications. In fact, 72% of the 2,500 U.S. workers surveyed by The Muse said their new role or company was very different from what they had been led to believe. For HR leaders still dealing with a labor shortage or … Continued