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
This year, much of the United States had some form of major natural disaster—hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornados—and millions of people were either directly affected, or had a family member or close friend who was affected. This life-changing disruption often meant that people couldn’t, or weren’t able to, go to work.
Social Security numbers (or SSNs) used to be tied just to your Social Security benefits. Now, that number is tied to just about everything used to identify you.
This webinar will provide an overview of the Department of Labor’s recently proposed regulations regarding association health plans. The webinar will focus on how the proposed regulations would change the definition of “employer” to allow employer groups or associations to be treated as a sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan or group health plan.
United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Ireland Partner Firm Glennon Employee Benefits & Financial Planning
Glennon has been delivering independent, professional, creative and competitive insurance and risk management solutions for more than 60 years.
UBA Benefits News
The IRS and Department of Labor have provided guidance on managing benefit plans for employers affected by recent hurricanes or California wildfires.
Advance informational copies of the 2017 Form 5500 annual return have been released so that employers can prepare for required reporting on benefit plans.
Dan Jordan will recruit new UBA Partner Firms, train their staff to use UBA tools and technologies, and build relationships with Partners and carriers.
In late 2017, the IRS plans to issue Letter 226J to inform large employers of their potential liability for an employer shared responsibility payment.
The prevalence of consumer-directed health plans continues to grow in most markets and costs are still below average.
“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