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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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

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.

    The Future of Remote and Hybrid Work

    The Future of Remote and Hybrid Work

    In this episode we chat with Alex Willis, CEO of LeadershipSurge about returning to the office and how remote and hybrid work arrangements will shape the future of our office teams and collaboration.

    • 20 min
    Benefits Bonus: Benefits Go Intergalactic

    Benefits Bonus: Benefits Go Intergalactic

    In a galaxy far, far away, heroes and villains still need their employee benefits, and benefits professionals still need to know how to handle coordination of benefits (and lots of tricky claims scenarios). In this bonus episode, we delve into how they handle those—between lightsaber battles.

    You can read this Word on Benefits blog post and many others at https://blog.ifebp.org/

    • 8 min
    Benefits Bonus: Supporting Women's Retirement Security

    Benefits Bonus: Supporting Women's Retirement Security

    Statistically women save less than men for retirement for a number of reasons. We discuss how employers can help narrow that gap in this episode.

    Read Cara's blog and other great Word on Benefits Blog posts here: https://blog.ifebp.org/

    Find great retirement news and education resources here: https://www.ifebp.org/retirement-pensions/Pages/default.aspx

    And here: https://www.ifebp.org/microsite/Pages/default.aspx

    • 8 min
    Benefits Bonus: The Psychology of Benefits Fraud

    Benefits Bonus: The Psychology of Benefits Fraud

    Have you ever told a white lie? Would you cheat on your taxes? What if you knew you wouldn’t get caught? In this bonus episode we dive into why people commit benefits fraud.

    Read Alyssa's and many other great blog posts here: https://blog.ifebp.org

    • 5 min
    Trends in Apprenticeship

    Trends in Apprenticeship

    Apprenticeship programs have been around for a long time, but they're always evolving. In this episode we take a deeper dive into new trends in apprenticeship and what industries outside of the trades can learn from these programs.

    Be sure to check out the links mentioned in this episode:

    Top Trends in Apprenticeship 2022 Survey
    https://ifebp.org/store/Pages/apprenticeship-survey.aspx

    International Foundation's Apprenticeship Resources page:
    https://ifebp.org/apprenticeshipresources

    International Foundation Financial Tools for the Trades course:
    https://ifebp.org/toolsfortrades

    • 49 min
    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

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If you work in the employee’s benefits career field you need to be listening to this podcast religiously.

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Fun to Listen!

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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