Employee Benefits

With new legislation, complex administration processes, and ever-changing regulations, it can be difficult for benefits professionals to stay up-to-date on the essential issues key to designing and maintaining an effective employee benefits program.

The following podcast series will feature a variety of experts in the benefits industry, presenting timely and important topics to help you successfully manage your employee benefits program.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Employee Benefits in Singapore

Since Singapore continues to be the gateway to South East Asia, it is becoming more important for multinationals to understand local employee benefits, trends and legislation. In this podcast, Lawrence Adams of Sterling Knight (Private) Limited explains the landscape of compulsory and supplemental benefit schemes for local nationals, expatriates and foreigners in Singapore.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Multinational Pooling: A Discussion with Insurope

Insurope is a multinational pooling organization that consists of a world-wide network, in over 80 countries, of insurance companies that specialize in employee benefits insurance. This podcast explains what multinational pooling is, how it works, its financial and non-financial advantages and how your organization can establish a multinational pool.
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Lisa Morrow, Regional West Coast Director, Insurope

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Global Expansion: Managing Your World-Wide Workforce and Local Requirements

Hiring employees in world-wide locations comes with known and unknown challenges. High Street Partners is an international business services firm that provides a turn key approach to simplify local human resources, accounting management, legal and taxation requirements for global companies. This podcast is about global expansion and explains how High Street Partners can efficiently manage local requirements for your global workforce.

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Nicole Sahin, Director, Business Development, High Street Partners

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Defined Contribution Investing - 401(k) Plans - for Preservation of Capital

Market turmoil over the past few years has focused more attention on stable value funds that provide preservation of capital. This podcast provides a brief description of the types of funds offered to 401k participants, the market risk and investment posture and an industry overview. Kent Peterson, Director of Investment Services for Securian Retirement, St. Paul Minnesota, gives his views on this topic.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Self-Insuring California State Disability Insurance (SDI): A Better Choice for the Employee and Employer

The SDI contribution has nearly doubled since 2007 and is forecast to remain 1.1% in 2011. Self-insuring SDI can represent savings for employees as well as the employer. This podcast provides an overview of SDI, the advantages of self-insuring, the requirements involved to do so, and why now is an excellent time to self-insure.

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Jack Larkin, Vice President, The Larkin Company

For more information on this and other insurance topics, please contact your Woodruff-Sawyer account representative, or call Jim McCabe at 415.402.6502.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ambassador Travel Program: Protecting Your Employee’s Health and Your Company’s Risk When Doing Business Globally

The global economy necessitates a mobile workforce. With increased international travel, comes a new influx of risk and exposure. Health and medical, personal security and adequate access to providers are only a few of the challenges faced by employers and employees alike. This podcast discusses the Ambassador Business Travel Accident Program and Alert Package, underwritten by Chartis, a product and service providing employers with innovative travel risk solutions.

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Tim Regilio, Sales Representative - Accident and Health, Chartis
Joe Puzzo, Senior Vice President - Accident and Health, Chartis
Neil Mackinnon, Head of Security, Red 24

Monday, August 24, 2009

Medicare: What You (or your Employees) Need to Know Before You're 65

Medicare options and their initial elections can be complex and challenging to understand. Decisions on what coverage or combination of plans is right for you, what your associated financial responsibilities will be, and when and how to enroll can seem overwhelming. This three-part podcast series will provide the information you need to know to make an informed decision on your initial Medicare elections.

Part 1: The ABC's of Medicare
This podcast focuses on the basics of Medicare and its two coverage options: Part A and B, "Original Medicare", fee-for-service option; and Part C, "Medicare Advantage", managed care plan option.

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Part 2: Medigap Insurance
Medigap insurance is private insurance that supplements existing "gaps" in Original Medicare. This podcast focuses on what Medigap insurance covers, how to compare policies, and your guaranteed issue rights.

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Part 3: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Prescription drug coverage is one of the most important new components of Medicare. This podcast focuses on the types of drug plans that are available, how to select the best plan for you, the annual election requirement, and how to enroll in a plan.

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Esther Koch, Founder and President of Encore Management
Esther is also a Medicare Aging Network Partner with the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.