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    IT’S ABOUT CONNECTIONS

IT’S ABOUT CONNECTIONS

IT’S ABOUT CONNECTIONS Family-owned Connecticut-based agency rebrands and expands with a benefits focus By Len Strazewski Remember the good old days when agents and brokers who specialized in employee benefits had simple and direct tasks? Collect the employee censuses from your clients. Send it with an application to your favorite major medical insurers. Compare quotes and recommend one of the lower-priced companies that offer decent claims service. But, today, running

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    BENEFITS TRENDS FOR 2022

BENEFITS TRENDS FOR 2022

BENEFITS TRENDS FOR 2022 Job flexibility, long-term and short-term financial guidance are in the cards   By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU The seismic changes to the workplace that began with the pandemic two years ago have rewritten the relationship between employers and employees. The tight labor market has given business owners more reason to pay attention when workers express an interest in certain employee benefits offerings or work arrangements. Benefits

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    MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN EVERYDAY INTERACTIONS Starting conversations, uplifting lives By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU In January, we reported on the growing interest in providing mental health support in the workplace. Benefit plans are broadening their mental health offerings, including digitally delivered solutions, and these have the potential to make a real difference in the lives of workers and their families. Another dimension of mental health care takes place in

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    CRITICAL ILLNESS: CRITICAL SITUATION

CRITICAL ILLNESS: CRITICAL SITUATION

CRITICAL ILLNESS: IT’S A CRITICAL SITUATION The COVID pandemic raises employer and employee consciousness for the product By Len Strazewski The situation is critical. Hospitals are filled to near capacity with COVID patients. Health agencies are reporting more than 500,000 new infections each day. And new treatments are still months away. The COVID pandemic is forcing myriad social changes affecting health-care, education, and employment, among others. Not the least of

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    MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE The need becomes more obvious; how will benefit plans respond? By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU One lasting effect of the pandemic, a positive one, is that both employers and employees are becoming more aware of the importance of employee mental health. Support for employees’ mental health is looking more and more like the next universal need in employee benefits plans. Although certain demographic groups

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