You Bulk Up Your Benefits Program to Attract & Retain Talent: Here Are 4 Ways to Maximize Your ROI

Cultivating talent and retaining employees can be a challenge for every employer. Wages across all disciplines are increasing, which results in competitive new job offers and a difficulty for employers to staff and retain top talent (unless they can regularly dish out significant raises company-wide). Most employers compensate for their potential wage discrepancy by offering … Continued

How to Develop Policies and Guidelines to Support International and Diverse Students with Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Concerns

By James Yankech, PhD, Senior Vice President for Client Relations   Eating disorder (ED) symptoms can be prevalent among college students and one demographic in particular may be more vulnerable: international students. Elements such as language barriers, a general lack of understanding regarding mental health, unawareness of access to health facilities, as well as the … Continued

3 Questions to Ask on Outsourcing Absence Management

  It’s available to firms of all sizes. As employers look for any and every means to control employee benefit expenses, an investment in outsourcing absence management has the potential to yield meaningful returns both objectively, in terms of costs and productivity, and subjectively, in terms of employee satisfaction. This solution is no longer available … Continued

Come visit Ascension Insurance, Inc. at HR West 2016!

Ascension is pleased to announce that we have been invited to speak and will be sponsoring a booth at HR West again this year from March 7th to March 9th. Come see Ed Bray, SVP, Compliance, and Tuan Nguyen, AVP, present The 2016 ABC’s of Employee Benefits (annually published in Employee Benefit News) on Monday,  March 7th … Continued

Ascension releases 2016 ABCs of Employee Benefits Report

Congratulations on making it through one of the most legally and administratively challenging years in employee benefits history. But, as you know, employee benefits never sleep. Ed Bray, senior vice president of compliance with Ascension, provides the 2016 ABC’s of employee benefits – what he calls the annual “just tell me what I need to … Continued

Free Employee Benefits Webinar on Effective Cost-Saving Strategies

First, the good news: the rate of growth for health benefit costs has slowed over the past three years! However, health costs are still increasing at double the rate of inflation. In fact, a recent employee benefits survey shows that nearly 84% of mid and large size employers will need to make substantial changes to … Continued

WorldatWork Profiles Senior Vice President, Compliance, Ed Bray

Senior Vice President, Compliance, Ed Bray is interviewed in the June 2015 edition of WorldatWork’s Workspan magazine. The article, Face Your Fears and Be a Good Listener, begins on page 60 in “Profiles in Career Excellence” section, (scroll through the online PDF of the magazine to read the article.)

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