Employee Benefits

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…

ARAG Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Insurance

By HR Vendor News | October 19, 2009

DES MOINES, Iowa – October 20, 2009 –- ARAG®, a global leader of legal insurance, has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine and Best Companies Group. “Our corporate culture, exceptional benefits and programs that encourage personal growth and professional development make ARAG a premier company…

Perspectives Ltd and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Partner to Promote Drug-Free Workplaces. EAP Provider Offers Workshops to Help Businesses Understand Employee Substance Abuse and Its Impact

By HR Vendor News | October 19, 2009

CHICAGO, IL— October 19, 2009 –- More than 8% of full-time employees in the U.S. were drug users and nearly 9% of full-time employees reported heavy alcohol use in 2007, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To help business mitigate the impact of this challenge on operations and…

October Declared National Work and Family Month U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Pass Resolutions

By HR Vendor News | October 15, 2009

Washington, D.C. – Recognizing the importance of employers and employees working together to achieve more balance between work and family, Congress has declared October to be National Work and Family Month. The recognition was made official on October 14, when the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 296 and the House of Representatives unanimously passed…