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  • 8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget | VA Employee Benefits Team 

    Free and low-cost employee benefits are perks that don’t cost you much financially. These perks are often simple to provide and help enhance an existing employee benefits package. Including non-traditional benefits in a job offer shows employees your values; they’re a promise to both current and potential employees that you’ll support them and treat them…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Hospital Indemnity Insurance? | VA Employee Benefits Agents

    No matter whether it is anticipated or unexpected, a hospital stay is expensive.  According to HealthCare.gov, the average 3-day hospital stay in the United States costs around $30,000.  Health insurance will cover some of the costs if you are admitted to the hospital, but you may have other out-of-pocket costs.  Hospital Indemnity Insurance can help…

  • Benefits 101: Personal Leave | VA Employee Benefits Consultants

    A better work/life balance is at the top of the list for many employees.  However, with the absence of nationwide paid leave regulations for American workers, employers typically determine the extent of paid time off for their employees.  In an increased effort to remain competitive and improve employee attraction and retention, a new survey found…

  • Benefits 101: Embedded vs. Non-Embedded Deductibles | Virginia Benefits Group 

    Everyone needs health insurance but many people don’t fully understand it.  One important concept to understand is your deductible.  A deductible is the amount of money that must be paid for covered services before the health insurance company begins paying for expenses. For an individual plan, the deductible is straightforward.  But family plans are a…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Critical Illness Insurance? | Virginia Benefits Team  

    Critical illness insurance is known by many names: heart attack insurance, catastrophic illness insurance and sick insurance are just a few. No matter what it’s called, it’s designed to guard against the financial costs of a serious disease or condition. As the average life expectancy in the United States continues to increase, insurance brokers are…

  • Top Benefit Trends for 2024 | VA Benefits Advisors 

    The challenges that influenced the benefits landscape in 2023 persist—perhaps even more so. Rising costs, due to inflation and increasing health care prices, will continue to present challenges this new year.  But employers who understand the benefits landscape for 2024 can mold their approach for the upcoming year. A new year means revisiting your existing…

  • New Year, New You: Mental Health Tips for 2024 | VA Benefits Advisors 

    As we begin to settle into 2024, many of us are thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  The start of a New Year signals a time for change, reflection and a sense of ‘starting afresh’. This year, you can seize the new year’s spirit of renewal and make mental health your top priority! A healthy mind…

  • Year-Round Benefits Education | VA Employee Benefits Team

    For most organizations, employee benefits communication kicks into high gear during open enrollment season. During this time, there is a surge in emails, educational webinars, fliers throughout the office, and a barrage of forms demanding signatures. Post open enrollment, however, employees often receive minimal information about their benefits. While sporadic email updates or new laminated…

  • Ho, Ho, Ho-ld Off on the Bad Habits This Holiday Season | VA Employee Benefits Agents

    ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. The holidays dish up a triple whammy of wintry weather, irresistible foods, and stress, which can cause even the strongest-willed person to reach for another festive goodie. While the notion of enjoying “healthy holidays” has a nice ring to it, reaching that goal can be…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Accident Insurance? | Virginia Benefits Group 

    Accidents happen.  Whether you fall off a ladder, slip and break an arm, or get injured just living everyday life, an accident can happen.  Anytime.  Anywhere. What Is Accident Insurance? Accident insurance helps provide support when life’s most unexpected moments happen.  It makes an accident less painful financially because it helps to pay the bills…