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Category: Employee Benefits

  • What Is a Total Rewards Package? | VA Benefits Advisors

    Total rewards packages refer to the compensation and benefits plans that companies offer. This phrase, however, extends beyond mere salary or wages and traditional benefits, like health insurance, to provide both recruits and employees with a rundown of what makes the employer special. Some in Human Resources might regard the total rewards package as the…

  • Benefits 101: Vision Insurance | VA Employee Benefits Agents

      According to WebMD, the eyes are the most highly developed sensory organs in your body. Did you know that more of your brain is dedicated to the sense of sight than to all of the other senses combined? So, it makes sense that you would do all that you can to protect and care for…

  • Employee Benefit Trends: What is a Lifestyle Spending Account? | Virginia Benefits Group

    A Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) offers employers an opportunity to help fund health and wellness costs that a traditional group health plan won’t cover. LSAs are often used as perks to attract and retain quality employees and could be a desirable piece of the employee benefits puzzle. What Is a Lifestyle Spending Account? A Lifestyle…

  • Employee Benefit Communication: It’s Not Just About Open Enrollment | VA Employee Benefits Agents

    Employee benefits and open enrollment may be something you only think about a few times a year, and for your employees, it might be even less often. However, with a thoughtful, year-round communications plan, your business can increase employee engagement and smart benefits utilization. Many employees don’t know what benefits are available or how to…

  • Healthcare 101: Back to Basics | Virginia Benefits Team

    Getting sick can be expensive.  Even minor illnesses and injuries can be very costly to diagnose and treat.  Health care coverage helps you get the care you need and protects you and your family financially if you get sick or injured. We’re breaking down the health insurance basics.  Because, when you understand it, you’re more…

  • Top Benefits for 2023 | Virginia Benefits Team

    A hot labor market that has seen scores of employees leave their jobs for new and better opportunities has HR and benefits leaders planning to up the ante when it comes to benefits that sway workers to stay. But at the same time, employers also are aware of soaring costs and inflation concerns and are…

  • How to Make the Most Out of Open Enrollment | VA Employee Benefits Consultants

    Choosing the right benefits during open-enrollment season is so important and can help save money. It can also give individuals and families broader support with their health. Benefits like medical coverage are particularly important with high inflation having such a big impact on people’s budgets. A survey by UnitedHealthcare found that nearly 40% of employees…

  • Controlling Employee Benefit Costs Amidst Inflation | VA Employee Benefits Consultants

    Inflation is a silent budget killer- it causes everything to go up, from your groceries to your gas, as the purchasing power of money decreases.  Americans are feeling the pinch as the U.S. experiences the highest inflation level in 40 years. Inflation has been particularly frustrating for Americans who are struggling to pay for items…

  • Benefits Education 101 for Employees | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

    Companies spend a large amount of time and money creating valuable benefits plans for employees.  But after all that work, they often get low participation.  Good benefit choices require an effort from employers to ensure that employees have help in understanding their benefits options.  To make things even more complex, employers are having to consider…

  • The 4 W’s of Lifestyle Benefits | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

    Com­pet­i­tive wages are no longer enough to sat­is­fy and sup­port val­ued employ­ees. Today, a vari­ety of ben­e­fits and perks play an essen­tial role in attract­ing and retain­ing talent. Lifestyle benefits, sometimes referred to as employee perks, are non-salary benefits given to employees to improve their overall lifestyle that go above and beyond standard medical, dental and…