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
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.
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/
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
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
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
International Foundation's Apprenticeship Resources page:
International Foundation Financial Tools for the Trades course:
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
If you work in the employee’s benefits career field you need to be listening to this podcast religiously.
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!
Nice overview of benefit news
This provides a quick overview of current happenings in the benefits world. Knowledgeable presenters and fun to listen to.