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Employee Benefits and the Rise of Family Planning

One clear trend in employee benefits has been a collective focus on a healthier work-life balance. According to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, family-friendly perks are gaining popularity among the benefits that employees are asking for.

To heed the requests of their teams, employers are recognizing that all employees have lives and commitments outside of the workplace and are expanding their benefits to be more inclusive. These types of benefits help employees address their work-life balance while keeping them productive and engaged at work.

As family-driven benefits continue to grow as part of the larger trend of expanding work-life balance policies, here are some ways employers are responding to employee demands and a look at how offering such benefits creates happier, more productive employees.

Tags: HR trends, family planning

Posted by Pat McLaughlin, VP Director of Operations – EBS on Jan 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM
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Should Your Organization Switch to an Integrated Workers’ Compensation, Absenteeism and Employee Benefits Solution?

Since introducing In-Sight 360° to the market, we’ve met with a number of people who are interested in the concept and value of integrating their organization’s workers’ compensation, employee benefits and absenteeism in theory — but are unsure whether the move is right for them in practice.

Having seen firsthand which types of organizations tend to align the most with In-Sight 360° and which don’t, we’ve been able to take note of some trends, patterns and common characteristics, and we felt this could be helpful information to share with others who are considering an integrated solution.

Tags: In-Sight 360, HR tech

Posted by Gregg Peterson, President/CEO on Dec 13, 2019 11:05:02 AM
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An Introduction to Data Analysis for Self-Funded Insureds

Tags: In-Sight 360, HR tech

Posted by Gregg Peterson, President/CEO on Nov 26, 2019 11:42:40 AM
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Traditional Insurance Models vs IPMG’s In-Sight 360: What’s the Difference?

Traditional insurance programs have relied on the same siloed model for workers’ compensation, employee benefits, absence management and wellbeing for years, and the results have been consistent: a reactive approach to employee wellbeing and rising costs for employers.

IPMG designed In-Sight 360° to provide a better way.  

Tags: employee benefits

Posted by Gregg Peterson, President/CEO on Oct 31, 2019 10:11:00 AM
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Community Impact in IPMG’s Enhanced Case Management Program

One of the greatest costs to employers and insurance companies is the cost of poor health of employees and insured.  Most insurance programs aimed at improving health and habits fail to gain traction and often lack established support systems for patients on the path to recovery.  Intervening into someone’s life with suggestions on how to improve their health can be met with dismissal or skepticism, often from the people who need help the most.

Tags: employee benefits, case management

Posted by Kim Gaston, Clinical Field Service Director on Oct 17, 2019 2:53:11 PM
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How Access to Analytics Improves Insurance Program Costs and Outcomes

For many employers, the spiraling costs associated with employee benefits, workers’ compensation and absenteeism are seen as frustrating but inevitable. They’ve gone up every year, they’ll probably go up again next year — and there’s not a whole lot that can be done about it.

Tags: employee benefits, HR tech

Posted by The IPMG Team on Oct 3, 2019 2:29:38 PM
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What Not Using Your Vacation Time Costs You

There’s been an unsettling trend in American society that continues to gain popularity every year: American employees aren’t taking their vacation time.

Tags: Workplace Wellbeing, employee benefits

Posted by The IPMG Team on Sep 23, 2019 4:36:40 PM
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FSA vs HSA – Which One Should You Choose?

With open enrollment approaching, you may be grappling with a decision: should you offer a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

Tags: employee benefits, flexible spending account

Posted by Pat McLaughlin, VP Director of Operations – EBS on Jul 25, 2019 11:25:33 AM
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How Proactive Insurance Program Management Leads to Healthier Lifestyles

We strive to be the best possible partner to our clients and to make an impact in the lives of their teams.

When we first developed our enhanced case management program, we did so to create a comprehensive offering that goes beyond reducing expenses and managing claims. From preventative exercises to surgery, recovery and ongoing monitoring, enhanced case management helps individuals establish positive habits and make good health a lifestyle.

Tags: risk management, case management

Posted by Kim Gaston, Clinical Field Service Director on Jul 11, 2019 1:19:00 PM
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How to Prevent Workplace Bullying

After leaving behind the cliques and gossip of high school, many people forget about the threat and consequences of bullying. Unfortunately, research from a Zogby International Study shows that 35% of U.S. adult employees experience a different kind of bullying — workplace bullying.

Tags: risk management

Posted by Kyle Shell on Jun 27, 2019 1:31:00 PM
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