Articles

2022

May 25, 2022

Family-Building Programs Are Inclusive Benefits

Get more insight on how to create a family-building program for your organization.

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate, Organizational Effectiveness, DEI

May 24, 2022

As Employees Return to the Office, Prepare to Address Stress

We share the top signs of employee stress — and steps employers can take to address it early.

Mental Health, Corporate, Consulting Innovation, Health

May 05, 2022

The Current and Future State of Digital Health

How best to choose what you need? Get our tips on what to look for in a digital partner.

Health

April 27, 2022

Model Pension Plan's Funded Status Rises

The latest edition of Prism examines changes to our model pension plan's funded status in Q1 2022.

Retirement, Corporate

March 15, 2022

Flood Damage Can Inundate Your Organization. Be Prepared.

Check your organization has the right coverage in place.

Insurance

March 10, 2022

Health Plan News Q1 2022

Get the latest on cost-management strategies and other developments related to health coverage.

Health

March 01, 2022

Onboarding Best Practices: Make Your New Hires Feel Welcome

Learn the 10 best practices that can boost the effectiveness of your firm’s onboarding process.

Organizational Effectiveness, Corporate, Higher Education

February 15, 2022

Law Firms: Offer Your M&A Clients a Winning Deal Playbook

Increase your value by offering a set of best practices for a successful deal.

Mergers Acquisitions

February 08, 2022

Now's the Time to Adapt to Changing Workplace Expectations

To remain competitive in this brave new workplace, HR departments need to act now.

Organizational Effectiveness, Compensation & Careers, Higher Education, Communications, Corporate, Retirement, Health, Investment, Insurance

January 27, 2022

Model Pension Plan Ends 2021 Fully Funded

The latest edition of Prism examines changes to our model pension plan funded status in Q4 2021.

Retirement, Corporate

January 11, 2022

Confronting Challenges Created by the Labor Shortage

How to devise a winning strategy to recruit and retain talent in a competitive environment.

Organizational Effectiveness, Corporate, Higher Education

January 05, 2022

Multiemployer Pension Plan News Recap for Q1 2022

Get your quarterly news recap for multiemployer retirement plan sponsors.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

2021

December 09, 2021

Vendor Cybersecurity Best Practices for Plan Sponsors

Cybersecurity is an increasingly critical issue. Protect your plans and take steps to reduce risks.

Technology, Cybersecurity consulting, Benefits Technology

December 03, 2021

Health Plan News Q4 2021

Get the latest on cost-management strategies and other developments related to health coverage.

Health

December 02, 2021

Five Ways to Address Anxiety About Returning to the Office

Address your workforce's concerns as they return to the office.

Health, Mental Health

November 15, 2021

Your HR Strategy Can Help You Win Infrastructure Contracts

Reap the benefits of the newly passed infrastructure bill.

Architecture Engineering & Construction, Benefits Administration

October 26, 2021

Pension Plan Funded Status Drops Slightly as Assets Dip

The latest edition of Prism examines changes to our model pension plan funded status in Q3 2021.

Retirement, Corporate

October 18, 2021

Your Website: The Key to an Effective Communication Strategy

Develop a digital communications strategy for your benefits programs.

Communications, Multiemployer Plans

September 24, 2021

Multiemployer Pension Plan News Recap for Q3 2021

Get your quarterly news recap for multiemployer retirement plan sponsors.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

September 22, 2021

MHPAEA Enforcement Continues

Learn about the opt-out option and how it can affect your plans.

Health, Mental Health

August 17, 2021

Pension Plan Funded Status Drops Slightly

The latest edition of Prism examines changes to our model pension plan funded status in Q2 2021.

Retirement, Corporate

August 13, 2021

American Rescue Plan’s Impact on Multiemployer Pension Plans

Learn more about the ARPA SFA program and check whether your plan is eligible.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

August 11, 2021

Changing DC Plan Recordkeepers Can Be Complex

Get the steps for a smooth and successful transition.

Retirement, Public Sector

August 03, 2021

Remote Work Policy for the Long Haul

Your HR policy guide for a sustainable remote workforce.

Organizational Effectiveness, Corporate

July 27, 2021

Fiduciary Liability Insurance: What You Need to Know

Learn more about what fiduciary liability insurance means for the success of your organization.

Insurance

July 16, 2021

Health Plan News for Q3 2021

Get the latest on cost-management strategies and other developments related to health coverage.

Health

June 30, 2021

You Need an Inclusive Family-Building Benefits Package

 A comprehensive approach to family-building, regardless of gender identity or relationship status, is critical to talent attraction and retention.

Health, Organizational Effectiveness, Women in Trades

June 22, 2021

How Corporate Boards Should Manage Human Capital Risk

Learn more about the oversight of human capital risks.

Healthcare Industry, DEI

June 09, 2021

Multiemployer Pension Plan News Recap for Q2 2021

Get your quarterly news recap for multiemployer retirement plan sponsors.

Multiemployer Plans

May 26, 2021

Infrastructure Construction: Get Your Firm Ready for Work

Make sure your firm is ready for infrastructure construction.

Architecture Engineering & Construction

May 12, 2021

Medical Stop-Loss Insurance Checklist

Make sure you’re getting the right coverage for your plan.

Health, Insurance

May 05, 2021

Pension Plan Funded Status Increases as Interest Rates Rise

Our model pension plan funded status skyrockets as interest rates increase.

Retirement, Corporate

April 28, 2021

HR Shared Services: Is It Right For Your Organization?

Learn how to determine if you could benefit from an HR shared services model.

Mergers Acquisitions, Organizational Effectiveness, Corporate

April 27, 2021

Employee Personalization: More Important Than Ever

Data-driven employee personalization can improve engagement and help organizations thrive.

Communications, Consulting Innovation

March 31, 2021

2021 Focus Points for Defined Contribution Plans

In 2021, sponsors are looking for ways to engage and care for their employees. Here are the key focus areas we're seeing.

Retirement

March 31, 2021

Health Plan News for Q2 2021

Get the latest statistics and strategies for health plan sponsors.

Health, Mental Health

March 16, 2021

Diversify Leadership with These Five Strategies

Organizations in all sectors are committed to identifying diverse candidates for leadership roles. We look at strategies for doing so.

Organizational Effectiveness, DEI

March 15, 2021

Future of Healthcare: What Plan Sponsors Should Know

Discover what trends will shape the future of healthcare and how it could affect you.

Health, Mental Health

March 11, 2021

The American Rescue Plan and Multiemployer Pension Relief

Multiemployer plan sponsors will need to carefully review the provisions of the final legislation.

Retirement, Compliance, Multiemployer Plans

March 10, 2021

Recruitment Strategies for Construction Companies

Building and retaining a labor force is harder than ever. These strategies can help.

Architecture Engineering & Construction, Women in Trades

March 05, 2021

Flood Risk Is Rising

Ensure your organization is covered.

Insurance, Multiemployer Plans

March 02, 2021

Multiemployer Pension Provisions in the American Rescue Plan

We summarize key multiemployer provisions from the American Rescue Plan.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

February 23, 2021

Pension Obligation Bonds: Know Their Appeal and Pitfalls

Our analysis examines the appeal and risks of using pension obligation bonds to help fund public sector plans.

Retirement, Public Sector

February 18, 2021

Retiree Medical Coverage: Are You Getting the Best Value?

By continuing to offer retiree medical benefits, organizations can reap important benefits.

Health

February 12, 2021

Multiemployer Pension Plan News Recap for Q1 2021

Get your quarterly news recap for multiemployer retirement plan sponsors.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

February 09, 2021

Data Retention Policy: Follow Through to Stay Secure

Review your data retention process and ensure that your data is secured.

Technology, Cybersecurity consulting

January 28, 2021

Pension Plan Funded Status Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

As equity investments soar, our model pension plan funded status returns to pre-pandemic levels.

Retirement, Corporate

January 22, 2021

Immersive Technologies Can Transform Work

From digital assistants to virtual reality, modern solutions exist to help make working from home feel less isolating for employees.

Technology, Consulting Innovation, Organizational Effectiveness, Corporate

January 22, 2021

Multiemployer Pension News: Legislative Proposals

Relief for multiemployer pension plans could finally come in the form of two recent pieces of proposed legislation.

Multiemployer Plans

January 11, 2021

Health Plan News for Q1 2021: Pandemic Stats and More

Get the health plan news you need for Q1 2021.

COVID-19, Health, Mental Health

January 08, 2021

Cybersecurity Training for Employees: Know Your Role

Effective cybersecurity training for your employees means making sure everyone does their part.

Cybersecurity consulting, Technology

2020

December 16, 2020

Workplace Violence Insurance: Preparing for the Worst

Find out what precautions you can take now to protect your people and your organization from an incident of workplace violence.

Insurance

December 10, 2020

Prepare Yourself: Covering the COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA may soon approve a vaccine. How must plan sponsors cover it?

Health, COVID-19

December 08, 2020

Mega Backdoor Roth: An Incentive to Hook High-Earning Talent

Depending on your organization’s 401(k) structure, you may already be offering this perk to sought-after talent without even realizing it.

Retirement

December 08, 2020

Private Exchange or Medicare Advantage? Let's Compare.

Segal's Matthew A. Kersting and Kirsten Schatten look at the pros and cons of both Medicare advantage plans and private exchanges.

Health

October 29, 2020

Multiemployer pension news: Q4 2020

Stay up to date with the latest multiemployer pension news and retirement plan developments.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

October 28, 2020

Prism: Funded Status of Pension Plan and More in Q3 2020

The latest edition of Prism examines how strong equity returns buoyed pension plans and more.

Retirement, Corporate

October 22, 2020

Combatting COVID-19-Related Alcohol and Substance Use

Both alcohol and substance use remain elevated above already previously concerning norms

COVID-19, Health, Mental Health

October 21, 2020

Employee Value Proposition: Get and Keep Great Talent

We'll help you attract new talent and retain your current stars with our employee value proposition consulting.

Organizational Effectiveness, Compensation & Careers, Corporate

October 05, 2020

Who You Gonna Call? Cybersecurity Breach Communication Plan

Don't fall victim to cyber crime. Develop a communications plan.

Cybersecurity consulting, Technology

October 04, 2020

Mobile Cybersecurity: How Risky are Your Employees’ Apps?

Bring your employees up to speed on how to protect themselves from mobile cyber risk.

Cybersecurity consulting, Technology

October 01, 2020

Third-Party Cyber Risk: Looking at Partners' Cybersecurity

Your cybersecurity program is great. How about your business partners’ programs?

Cybersecurity consulting, Technology

October 01, 2020

Health Plan News for Q4 2020

Get the Q4 2020 Trends, covering the health plan news you need to know.

Health

September 30, 2020

Incentive Compensation Plans for Built Environment Firms

Build the motivated workforce that will carry your construction company to success by using the right incentive compensation plan.

Compensation & Careers, Architecture Engineering & Construction

August 27, 2020

The Future of Work is Now

The future of work requires new capabilities, new skills, and a new way of thinking. See how we can help your organization meet these demands.

Organizational Effectiveness, Consulting Innovation, Architecture Engineering & Construction, Corporate

August 07, 2020

M&A Strategy During COVID: Trends We've Seen

Changes, and some pauses, but not a complete stop of merger and acquisition activity during the pandemic.

Organizational Effectiveness, Mergers Acquisitions, Corporate

August 07, 2020

Comparing COBRA and Insurance Exchanges Under COVID-19

As the numbers of people losing coverage due to the pandemic increase, which makes more sense: COBRA or an insurance exchange?

Compliance, Health

July 24, 2020

Our Model Pension Plan Funded Status Improved Slightly in Q2

Double-digit equity gains edge large increase in liabilities.

Retirement, Corporate

July 23, 2020

Build v. Buy Software: Which is Right For You?

Are your technology initiatives better implemented using commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS), or by building your own custom system?

Benefits Administration, Public Sector, Technology, Multiemployer Plans, ATC

July 22, 2020

Multiemployer Pension News: Q3 2020

Exploring the immediate impact of COVID-19 on employment and investments, plus the long-term implications of the pandemic.

Investment, Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

July 21, 2020

Smart Strategies for Working Across Generations

Make sure your organization attracts, retains and motivates the workers of today and tomorrow.

Organizational Effectiveness, Corporate

July 08, 2020

Wanted — Workers with Technical and Soft Skills

Why new normal will see an increased demand for employees who have mastered both technical and soft skills.

Organizational Effectiveness, COVID-19, Consulting Innovation, Corporate

June 29, 2020

Priorities in Focus: Your COVID-19 Response Framework

A practical guide for your workforce priorities

Higher Education, COVID-19, Public Sector

June 29, 2020

Health Plan News and Strategies for Plan Sponsors: Q3 2020

Read our Q3 summary of trends in health plan management, plus a roundup of compliance news.

Health, Compliance

June 15, 2020

Revised SBC Template Requires New Health Plan Calculations

Read the revised summary of benefits coverage requirements for plan sponsors.

Compliance, Health

June 11, 2020

Title IX Consulting: Preparing You for the Future

Our comprehensive solution for higher education institutions will help get you ready for the Final Rule's new compliance landscape.

Organizational Effectiveness, Higher Education, Corporate

June 09, 2020

Pension Plan Sponsors: Use the Pandemic to Prepare

COVID-19 presents a tremendous challenge to pension plan sponsors — as well as an opportunity.

Retirement, COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Telebehavioral Health Care Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

Virtual visits can minimize the spread of the coronavirus while facilitating access to healthcare services.

Compliance, COVID-19, Health, Mental Health

May 13, 2020

Why You Need an RFP for Your Benefits Administration System

Find the right system for your plan and benefits administration

Multiemployer Plans, Benefits Administration, ATC

May 13, 2020

Are You Covered For Social Engineering Fraud?

Segal Select Insurance's Diane McNally talks about why your current insurance coverage may not cover cases of social engineering fraud.

Insurance

May 11, 2020

Make Sure You're Covered For Social Engineering Fraud

Your existing insurance may not provide adequate protection.

Insurance, Technology

May 07, 2020

Dealing With Employee Burnout? Here’s How to Help.

Preventing burnout among your people has always been important, but with the world in the grips of a pandemic, the challenge has never been greater.

Consulting Innovation, COVID-19, Health, Mental Health

May 04, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Short-Term Disability Plan Costs

Read about how our new model can help you predict the pandemic's effect on costs.

COVID-19, Health

April 21, 2020

How COVID-19 May Affect People in Their 20s

Young people can't avoid how the coronavirus has already changed everything.

COVID-19, Communications

April 20, 2020

Review Commercial & Voluntary Insurance in Light of COVID-19

We consider some aspects of each type of insurance your may need to review in light of COVID-19.

Insurance, COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Impact of Furloughs and Layoffs on Corporate DB and DC Plans

During this COVID-19 public health emergency and the accompanying financial turmoil

Retirement, COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Our Model Pension Plan Funded Status Plummeted in Q1 2020

Pension Plan Funded Status Plummets as COVID-19 Drives Large Equity Losses in Q1 2020.

Retirement, Corporate

April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Drives Digital Health Trends

One of the coronavirus' side effects is a growing acceptance of virtual care.

Health, COVID-19, Consulting Innovation

April 10, 2020

Health Plan News and Strategies for Plan Sponsors: Q2 2020

Take a peek into tomorrow with our roundup of healthcare news in this latest issue of Trends

Health, Compliance

April 06, 2020

Will Your Multiemployer Pension Plan Ride Out the Storm?

We take a look at what multiemployer pension plans should do to weather this crisis

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans, COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Helping Individuals Cope in Response to COVID-19

Life during a pandemic places a tremendous strain on many people's mental health. Here's what you can do to help.

COVID-19, Health, Mental Health

March 24, 2020

What Might Be the Health Plan Cost Impact of COVID-19?

Forecast the impact of COVID-19 on your group health plan.

Health, COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus' Effects on Retirement Plans: Currents Q1 2020

This issue explores how the coronavirus has affected retirement plans and more.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

March 19, 2020

How to Lead Your Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Our consultants have compiled a checklist of what actions you can take to bring order to these uncertain times.

COVID-19, Healthcare Industry, Higher Education

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and the Investment Environment

The Investment Brief looks at what we know and what questions investors should be asking.

COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Group Health Plans and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

We cover some frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and group health plans.

Health, COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Preparing Your Workforce for the Coronavirus: Guidance

We cover some frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and its impact on the workforce.

COVID-19

March 11, 2020

How Multiemployer Funds Should Talk about the Coronavirus

Read on to discover what you need to tell your participants about the ongoing pandemic.

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Communications, COVID-19

March 10, 2020

M&A Readiness: Be Prepared For Your Company’s Biggest Day

The first step for a successful merger or acquisition? Assessing your organization's M&A readiness before it's too late.

Organizational Effectiveness, Mergers Acquisitions, Corporate

March 09, 2020

Segal Benz: What to Tell Employees about the Coronavirus

Segal Benz's communication professionals share tips on how employers should be talking to employees about the coronavirus pandemic.

Communications, COVID-19

March 03, 2020

Younger Employees in the Workplace Remain Loyal

A recent poll finds Millennial and Gen Z workers want to stick with their employers longer than their reputation for job-hopping suggests.

Compensation & Careers, Consulting Innovation

February 24, 2020

How Much Fiduciary Liability Insurance Do I Need?

For those working in the public sector, the question of how much coverage you need may surprise you.

Public Sector, Insurance

February 10, 2020

How to Choose the Right TPA

Getting the third party administrator that's perfect for your plan begins with an effective request for proposal.

Technology, Health, Benefits Administration, ATC

February 06, 2020

What You Need to Know about the New Coronavirus

Employers should take these actions to protect their workplaces and homes.

Health, COVID-19

February 01, 2020

Strategies Sponsors Can Use To Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Avoid feeling sick about your health plan expenses by cutting down on one of its most costly components.

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

February 01, 2020

Why Mental Health Parity Protects Your Participants

One glance at our factsheet makes it clear why everyone should care about participants' mental health

Health, Mental Health

February 01, 2020

Changing DC Plan Recordkeepers Can Be Complex

We'll help you navigate the transition with our step-by-step guidance.

Retirement

January 30, 2020

Prism: Funded Status of Pension Plan and More in Q4 2019

The latest edition of Prism examines how strong equity returns buoyed pension plans and more.

Retirement, Corporate

January 21, 2020

Why Your Plan May Need a Retirement Committee Charter

A retirement plan committee without a charter is like a ship without a navigator — the crew would not know where they are going or how to get there.

Retirement

January 15, 2020

Health Plan News and Strategies for Plan Sponsors: Q1 2020

Get an overview of the news and strategies health plan sponsors need to know.

Health

January 03, 2020

Fidelity Bond Insurance Protects You From Theft and Fraud

You may not want to think about your employees stealing from you or your clients. But you need to protect against it with fidelity bonds.

Insurance

2019

December 23, 2019

Multiemployer Pension News: Q4 2019

Stay up to date on the latest retirement plan developments.

Investment, Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

November 22, 2019

Claims Auditing That Reviews Your Entire Claims Process

We conduct scores of retrospective on-site claims reviews. Get the details.

Health

November 21, 2019

Employment Practices Liability Insurance Helps Protect You From Your Employees' Mistakes

Your organization is constantly at risk of a lawsuit from one of your people. Make sure you're ready with EPLI insurance.

Insurance

November 21, 2019

Understanding the Multiemployer Pension Plan Crisis

Around 130 multiemployer pension plans are projected to become insolvent in the next 20 years.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

November 19, 2019

Social Engineering Fraud (SEF): Is Your Plan at Risk?

Segal' Diane MacNally and Candice Germain discuss key points about social engineering fraud and how best to protect yourself.

Insurance, Technology

November 05, 2019

Offboarding Employees is an Overlooked Edge for Your Organization

Read more about how and why to create a standout offboarding process

Organizational Effectiveness, Compensation & Careers

October 28, 2019

Actuarial Services—Forecast Plan Funding Requirements

Our actuarial services helps your organization build a sustainable retirement plan for all of your participants.

Retirement

October 24, 2019

Meet Segal Pulse, Our Plan Forecasting Tool

Perform "what if" projections and see the real-time impact of changing financial and demographic variables.

Retirement

October 17, 2019

Why You Need an Administration Review

Meet Crosscheck, our benefit administration review program.

Compliance, Benefits Administration

October 16, 2019

Do Public Sector Boards Need Fiduciary Liability Insurance?

The answer has changed. Get all the details.

Insurance, Public Sector

July 30, 2019

Are There Problems with Your Benefits Administration System?

If you're experiencing these issues, you may need to optimize your benefits administration system.

Benefits Administration

May 23, 2019

Why You Need Our Incident Management Process Workshop

Our incident management process workshop will help protect you from digital threats.

Technology

May 20, 2019

Succession Management? For Many, It's Top of Their List of Challenges

These are the challenges for benefits administration, technology and HR, according to our data.

Technology, Benefits Administration

April 25, 2019

Incident Response Plans: Be Prepared for a Data Breach

It's your responsibility. Be prepared.

Benefits Administration, Technology

April 19, 2019

Pension Risk in Multiemployer Plans: How to Identify It

Risk is a fundamental feature of any defined benefit pension or defined contribution program. Managing risk is a significant challenge.

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

March 15, 2019

Get Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist: Here's What To Look For

This handy list will help point out where you may need help with compliance.

Health, Compliance, Technology

2018

December 18, 2018

Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Plan Sponsors

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

December 18, 2018

Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Employers

Health, Corporate

November 16, 2018

New Massachusetts HIRD Form Will Collect Information for MassHealth

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

October 08, 2018

Operational Risk May Be a Challenge for Your Retirement Plan

It's easy to overlook operational risk when planning your retirement plan, but we're here to help you defend against it.

Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Retirement

July 25, 2018

PBGC Policy Statement on Alternative Terms and Conditions to Settle Withdrawal Liability

Retirement, Multiemployer Plans

July 02, 2018

CMS Releases a Form for Reporting Limited Wraparound Health Coverage

Health, Public Sector, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

June 12, 2018

Are Your People Saving Enough for Retirement?

A rigorous review of savings patterns can reveal hidden problems.

Retirement

May 16, 2018

D&O Liability Insurance: What You Need to Know

We’re ready to help you get the comprehensive and cost-effective D&O liability insurance policy you deserve.

Insurance

March 12, 2018

Final Rule on Disability Claims Applies to Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 No Further Delay

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

February 05, 2018

CMS Announces First States where Beneficiaries Will Receive New Medicare Cards

Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate

January 01, 2018

Quantifying Retirement Readiness

Many organizations have no idea how financially prepared their employees are for retirement.

Retirement

2017

February 02, 2017

Incentive Plans, Rebooted for Today's Workforce

In this article, we consider the state of incentive plans today.

Organizational Effectiveness, Compensation & Careers, Corporate

2016