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Office worker cutout Employers are again seeing benefits for what they are: offerings that show the firm cares for its employees and their families. (Photo: Shutterstock)

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

While we are inclined to view this quote as a comment on international relations, wars or conflicts, the adage from George Santayana holds great meaning for those of us in the employee benefits consulting business today. Those of us with tenure in the industry can easily point to this saying and understand the importance of remembering distracting events and disruptions that took us away from our real mission as benefit professionals: to design, communicate and deliver high quality health, welfare and retirement benefits that meet the needs of as many employees as possible.

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