Employee Benefits: Building a Competitive Benefits Program
The role of the benefits broker has changed, and insurance products are now just one tool used to manage risk. Changing economic trends have impacted communication strategies and tools. And there is an increasingly heightened focus on regulatory risk management due to ACA requirements.
With our expertise and proactive benefit cost management, we fill gaps created by rising demands in compliance, administration, communication, wellness, disease management, and technology. We are not just brokers of insurance. We go beyond premium and claim costs and act as advisors and strategic partners to help you attract and retain the best employees.
Employee Benefits News
When was the last time you did absolutely nothing and it worked in your favor?
I’ve never had the DTs, but twice a year I do get the DSTs. DST, otherwise known as daylight saving time (not savings), is observed by nearly every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Arizona (except the Navajo Nation).
This webinar will help employers understand their obligations when they offer benefits that are subject to income tax withholding and employment taxes.
John Behn will be the primary driver of high-value services, tools, and products that enhance opportunity and growth for UBA Partner Firms.
UBA Benefits News
Offering a high-deductible plan with an HRA is a way for small employers to save over offering a low-deductible health plan.
Strategic Benefits Communication: Integrating Voluntary Products Into Benefit Planning – Part Three of a Five-Part Series
Voluntary insurance products have evolved to complement your overall benefit plan design
Both HSAs and HRAs can be of tremendous value to employers and employees, and and both offer tax benefits.
A workplace that does wellness the right way focuses on the employee's intrinsic motivation to be the best they can be.
The AHCA makes numerous changes to current law, much of which impact the individual market, Medicare, and Medicaid.
“Umpqua Bank has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with KPD as our employee benefits advisor that extends nearly 20 years. During that time, we have grown from 50 associates in Oregon to 4000 associates located throughout several wonderful communities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California. KPD's ability to meet the demands of our high growth has been critical to the success of Umpqua attracting and retaining top associates in the industry. With our growth has come the additional challenge of communication and education of the associates. The communication assistance through new technologies provided by KPD has been instrumental in putting benefit information at our associate's fingertips anywhere they may be. In addition, their compliance resources and constant updates have helped us navigate the constantly changing Affordable Care Act, along with the state laws we encounter as we grow. Over the years, our relationship with KPD has truly developed into one of a partnership. We know KPD cares about the experience our associates have on our benefits program, and they understand the impact the program has to our long-term success.”- Jennifer Hollenbeck, VP Benefits Manager Associates Relations, Umpqua Bank
“I have been working with KPD for almost two decades now and have stayed with them because of their outstanding customer service, guidance, and vast knowledge in the ever-changing world of benefits. KPD, but particularly Debbie Brailsford and her support group, are an integral partner for EPIC. I always know that they will go above and beyond for me and my staff by providing us with the best benefit solutions for our group. I have recommended KPD several times to other HR professionals and will continue to do so as often as I am provided the opportunity.”- Roberta Kellis, HR Administrator, Educational Policy Improvement Center
“The entire KPD team is extremely responsive, always going above and beyond in a very professional and friendly manner. We highly recommend KPD without hesitation for all your insurance needs.”- Jennifer Littrell, Payroll & Benefits Coordinator, ElderHealth & Living
“Douglas County Forest Products views KPD Insurance as a business partner, offering solutions to the full spectrum of our insurance needs.”- Mick Baranko, Douglas County Forest Products
“As Director of the Employee Benefits Department, I strongly believe you will not find a group of professionals more dedicated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented than our Employee Benefits team at KPD. Our mission is to partner with you to create a clear strategic benefit program that uniquely matches your needs. We are committed to being an advocate for both you and your employees.”
Employee Benefits Director