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The ABCs of ETFs
While exchange-traded fund assets have been growing in popularity among individual investors, employers have been slow to include them in retirement-plan offerings. Here's what plan fiduciaries need to know before adding them as an option for employees.
ACOs: The Next Wave?
Accountable care organizations -- groups of different healthcare providers that share the responsibility of providing care to patients -- have produced mixed results in the few years they have been on the market, experts say. But companies are nonetheless beginning to gravitate toward them, according to a new survey.
Expats' Mental-Health Claims Rise
It may be time for employers to re-evaluate their global mental-health practices, in light of new research that shows employees on international assignments experiencing a greater degree of depression or anxiety.
3 Ways to Avoid Benefits Buyer's Remorse
Beyond simply comparing premiums and deductibles, here are the three elements that HR leaders must consider before choosing health-plan benefits for their organizations.
Pet-Friendly Perks
According to new research, employers are unleashing a pack of new benefits for employees' four-legged friends.
Digital Diabetes Solutions
With employers footing a major part of the nation's massive diabetes-driven $300 billion medical bill, new digitally based workplace programs are showing progress in managing those costs and improving employees' lives.
Getting Financially Fit
New research finds employers are stepping up to help workers become more financially savvy as they embrace the role they can play in helping to improve their workers' financial well-being.
Behavioral Health Goes Mobile
Recent research finds employers are focusing more closely on helping employees manage their mental-health needs, and are turning to technology to aid in that effort.
Creating a Culture of Health
First-day sessions at this year's Health & Benefits Leadership Conference stressed the importance of focusing on creating an environment that encourages employees to adopt healthy behaviors without trying to force change upon them.
Seeking FMLA Assistance
With a new study finding that more employers are opting to outsource FMLA management, experts offer HR leaders advice on what to consider before looking outside for help with handling leave requests.
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Benefits Column

Company values and the impact they have on the business seem to be constantly in the news these days, from Uber's bad-boy Travis Kalanick to Starbuck's compassionate Executive Chairman (and former CEO) Howard Schultz. HR leaders should consider revisiting their organization's value statement and making it a guiding principle for their employee-benefits design.
Bring Change to Mind Jul 25, 2017