• Retiree benefits

    63 percent of employers expect to increase coverage of retiree benefits over the next five years. 35 percent of full-time employees, age 51 or older, say they are living paycheck to paycheck. 50 percent of full-time employees, age 51

  • Fear of a Barack planet?

    Well, things have certainly heated up now. We're now nearly a month into primary season and almost nothing has been resolved, aside from the fact that Bill Clinton's appeal might finally be fading faster than an exit poller's credibility. But it

  • New rules aid fiduciaries

    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a rule that will aid fiduciaries of 401(k) and other employee benefit plans in determining the reasonableness of compensation paid to plan service providers, and help identify conflicts of interest that may

  • Expand your clients' benefits programs

    Group long-term care insurance presents the most expansive marketing opportunity for employee benefit brokers in 2008. The recent white paper "Disappointing Long Term Care Insurance Market Penetration" highlights the reasons why so many of

  • Employee health plan choices

    25 percent of people surveyed choose health plans based on their monthly paycheck deductions. 18 percent of people surveyed choose a health plan based on the deductible amount. 45 percent of people surveyed showed interest in employer

  • Speak up or shut up

    For the first time in decades, we're staring at a wide-open slate of candidates for president. There is no incumbent, no heir apparent, no clear-cut front-runner - from either party. Now, whether because of that or in spite of

  • Disability coverage often overlooked for key employees

    I received a call from a close friend who asked me to review his employer-sponsored disability program with him. In review of his firm's group plan, we found that the benefit was 60 percent of income to a monthly maximum of $3,000 per

  • Lawley Benefits Group selected by union chapter

    Lawley Benefits Group has been selected to provide brokerage and consulting services for the Health and Welfare Fund for Painters District Council Number 4. The company was selected from several local and regional firms to provide services for the