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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans benefits pros Julie Stich, Justin Held and Anne Patterson dive into retirement, health care, hot trends, or whatever else the benefits industry throws at them.

Talking Benefits IFEBP

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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans benefits pros Julie Stich, Justin Held and Anne Patterson dive into retirement, health care, hot trends, or whatever else the benefits industry throws at them.

    Benefits Bonus: What to Know About Stop-Loss Insurance

    Benefits Bonus: What to Know About Stop-Loss Insurance

    Stop-loss insurance is a great way for self-funded health plans to avoid catastrophic costs. But, you need to know what's important for your organization in a policy. Rose Plewa discusses the top 5 considerations in purchasing a plan. You can read her original blog post here: https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/five-considerations-when-purchasing-stop-loss-insurance

    Take a deeper dive into self-funded group health plans by completing the International Foundation's Certificate in Self-Funding Group Health Plans: https://www.ifebp.org/education/online-certificate-programs/Pages/certificate-in-self-funding-group-health-plans-overview.aspx

    Check out the 2020 Employee Benefits Survey that Rose mentioned in this episode: https://www.ifebp.org/store/employee-benefits-survey/Pages/default.aspx

    • 7 min
    2021 Benefits Year in Review

    2021 Benefits Year in Review

    It's our 50th episode! After a little celebration we take a look back at some of the biggest developments in the benefits industry from the past year. Plus we let you know what to keep on your radar for 2022.

    And don't forget to check out the items mentioned in this show.

    Blog posts on the ACA Supreme Court case, California versus Texas:
    https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/supreme-court-affordable-care-act
    https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/california-v-texas-explainer

    EBSA cyber security best practices:
    https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ebsa/key-topics/retirement-benefits/cybersecurity/best-practices.pdf

    International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans COVID-19 One Year Update survey:
    https://www.ifebp.org/store/Pages/covid-19-one-year-update-survey.aspx

    • 44 min
    What's New with Mental Health Parity

    What's New with Mental Health Parity

    Those of us in the benefits world have been talking about mental health parity for over 20 years at this point, but it's not all old news. We chat with Stephanie Patrick on what's new and what's ahead for mental health parity and how it affects your plans.

    • 30 min
    Benefits Bonus: Should You Consider Cyberinsurance?

    Benefits Bonus: Should You Consider Cyberinsurance?

    Do you have the right level of protection against cyberattacks? Does your current insurance even cover them? What about cyberinsurance? International Foundation Director of Educational Outreach presents her blog post on why your organization may want to consider cyberinsurance.

    Read this and other great blog posts at blog.ifebp.org

    • 5 min
    Caregiving and the Workplace

    Caregiving and the Workplace

    This month we are joined by Dr. Tracy Brower to discuss how caregiving has changed, what it means for employees, and how employers can support those in caregiving roles.

    Want to hear more from Tracy? Check out her books: https://tracybrower.com/bring-work-to-life/

    And don’t forget to attend the International Foundation’s 67th Annual Employee Benefits conference in Denver, Colorado or join virtually. Learn more here: www.ifebp.org/usannual

    • 23 min
    ADA: What Employers Need to Know

    ADA: What Employers Need to Know

    What do long COVID, DEI, neurodiversity, mental health and wellness programs have in common? They are all points of consideration when employing individuals with disabilities. In this episode, we talk with Kellee Grimes, Manager of Health Services at Mutual of Omaha, about how to maintain compliance with ADA and other laws and regulations.

    The International Foundation does tons of research on the employee benefits industry each year. As a member, you can access research and survey reports like the ones Justin mentioned in this episode for free. To see all of the International Foundation’s research and survey reports, visit www.ifebp.org/research and to become a member visit www.ifebp.org/membership

    • 22 min

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The Talking Benefits hosts make the content fun to listen to! Sometimes this stuff can be a little dry, but the hosts do a great job of making it interesting and connecting it to why I care. Keep them coming!

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Nice overview of benefit news

This provides a quick overview of current happenings in the benefits world. Knowledgeable presenters and fun to listen to.

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