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Fringe Benefit Analysts® is a full-service insurance, consulting and employee benefits firm. We serve a wide range of businesses with best-in-class expertise, services and support for their benefit programs. Our clients are assured of accurate, consistent solutions, attention to detail, responsiveness and a high return-on-value for their benefits dollars. Fringe Benefits Analysts helps ‘calm the waters’ of the complex and sometimes overwhelming world of insurance benefits. Please enjoy our blog!

The Hidden Liability in Group LTCi Plans

June 11 | 2018
By: Ryder Kimmes
Vice President - Business Development LTC Solutions, Inc.

For those of you already offering long term care insurance to your employees, you are ahead of the curve! You are not only adding protection to each of your participating employees’ retirement and savings endeavors, you are affording employees the opportunity to maintain their assets if they should need long term care. As we know, […]

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Can You Handle the Truth?

June 5 | 2018
By: Bill Olson
VP, Marketing & Communications at United Benefit Advisors

Direct feedback culture, according to “Mastering the Art of Negative Feedback,” from Society for Human Resource Management means simultaneously challenging someone while also showing you care. Many employees skew toward caring over candor, and that can lead to dissatisfaction. The feedback employees want can be very different from the feedback delivered. Direct, real time feedback is highly […]

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Perk Up Your Benefits Packages

May 31 | 2018
By: Bill Olson
VP, Marketing & Communications at United Benefit Advisors

What people want in their benefits package is changing. Retirement and health care still rank high but soft perks and voluntary benefits factor into satisfaction more than any other benefits, so says “Employees Increasingly Excited About Soft Perks and Company-Culture Benefits,” in Employee Benefit News. When considering a job offer, these types of benefits are top of […]

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Your Mouth Matters: The Importance of Dental Insurance

May 25 | 2018

You probably know the feeling well. Another six months rolls around and then one day you glance down at your upcoming week’s schedule and there it is, your bi-yearly dentist check-up. But don’t panic! The dentist really isn’t as bad as it seems and there are actually some very important reasons to have a dental […]

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Inclusive Workplaces Benefit Everyone

May 23 | 2018
By: Bill Olson
VP, Marketing & Communications at United Benefit Advisors

While there’s plenty of talk about work/life balance, many employees want to feel human while at work, too. Being able to bring their whole selves, according to “3 Ways to Create a More Human Workplace,” from Workforce, is an essential piece of a welcoming, inclusive workplace environment. Putting employees first as a defined company value means helping […]

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Can’t We Just All Get Along?

May 15 | 2018
By: Scott E. Deru
RHU, REBC
President of Fringe Benefit Analysts

Are you as disgusted as I am with Congress?  According to a recent nationwide Gallop poll, congressional approval ratings have been hovering at a record low of a whopping 13% -18% since last August.  Put another way, 82% to 87% of respondents disapprove of the job Congress is doing.  How many traffic accidents would there […]

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Your Workplace May Want to Get Moving

May 9 | 2018

Rearranging workspaces may cause grumbling around the water cooler. The return on employee time and company money invested in reorganizing has long been difficult to prove. But, when Steve Jobs famously centralized bathrooms at Pixar for serendipitous interactions meant to spur innovation, it turns out he really was on to something. In “Why You Should […]

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Why Work? For More than the Money

May 1 | 2018
By: Bill Olson
VP, Marketing & Communications at United Benefit Advisors

Discovering the individualized reasons people work is key to helping employers understand what will motivate employees. According to the article “What People Want from Work: Motivation” on the website The Balance, successful companies need to start with money. Paying employees fair compensation, or ideally more than fair, brings the talent in and reduces the risk […]

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Beware of Tech Overload

April 26 | 2018
By: Bill Olson
VP, Marketing & Communications at United Benefit Advisors

Technology has certainly made the workplace faster, smarter and more productive. New apps and systems continuously offer new ways to create, manage and collaborate. However, just as with many good things, workers can get too much of office tech. With each digitization of traditional job and team functions comes a cost in diminishing associated skills. […]

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4 Things to Know About Family Leave and Your Income

April 24 | 2018
By: Council for Disability Awareness

Becoming a parent is an extraordinary and, at times, stressful endeavor. Your life is about to fundamentally change. And as you plan the myriad dimensions of this new reality, you may be wondering how you’ll cover all the bills while you take time off work. Family leave is a complex issue and it requires a […]

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