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    BENEFITS OUTLOOK 2021

BENEFITS OUTLOOK 2021

BENEFITS OUTLOOK 2021 Changes expected as employers, employees deal with pandemic-related and other concerns By Len Strazewski Teetering on the edge of elimination for the past four years, the Affordable Care Act is likely to be not only rescued but expanded in a Joe Biden administration; and with greater attention paid to health issues post COVID-19 pandemic, employee health benefits may be entering their most complicated era of evolution. President-elect

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    FINANCIAL WELLNESS MOMENTUM GROWS

FINANCIAL WELLNESS MOMENTUM GROWS

FINANCIAL WELLNESS MOMENTUM GROWS Helping employees build a firmer financial  foundation By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU The default advice to defined contribution retirement plan participants is to keep contributing as much as possible, year in and year out. It’s good long-term advice, but of course many plan participants face short-term financial obstacles to carrying it out. The pandemic has brought this problem into clearer focus, as workers at all income

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    HOSPITAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE

HOSPITAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE

HOSPITAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE Employer and worker interest in this employee benefit continues to grow By Len Strazewski In New York, public health officials briefly turned the giant Javits Center into an emergency hospital. In Chicago, state health officials put medical beds and ventilators into McCormick Place because the COVID-19 pandemic filled the intensive care beds throughout the city. Thousands of patients around the country succumbed to the deadly virus, and

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    CANCER INSURANCE

CANCER INSURANCE

CANCER INSURANCE Voluntary coverage plays important role in addressing employee critical illness needs By Len Strazewski COVID-19, the respiratory virus that created a global pandemic, is the disease that dominates everyone’s attention. But treatments and vaccines are on the way, medical experts say, and when they arrive, another illness may return to the forefront of everyone’s concern. Cancer. In 2018, about 1.7 million cases of cancer of all sorts were

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    LIFE INSURANCE DURING COVID-19

LIFE INSURANCE DURING COVID-19

LIFE INSURANCE DURING COVID-19 Policies with portability are valued as employees get laid off or furloughed By Len Strazewski The death count goes up every day as victims of the COVID-19 pandemic succumb to the devastating disease. As employers try to protect themselves and their employees, they are ordering many employees to work from home to avoid infection or even laying off or furloughing them. As jobs become unstable, so

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