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Past Future Workplace

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.

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August 7, 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.

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August 7, 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?

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July 24, 2020

Our Model Pension Plan Funded Status Improved Slightly in Q2

Double-digit equity gains edge large increase in liabilities.

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July 23, 2020

Build Vs. 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?

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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.

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July 21, 2020

Smart Strategies for Working Across Generations

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

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July 8, 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.

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June 29, 2020

Priorities in Focus: Your COVID-19 Response Framework

A practical guide for your workforce priorities

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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.

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June 15, 2020

Revised SBC Template Requires New Health Plan Calculations

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

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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.

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June 9, 2020

Pension Plan Sponsors: Use the Pandemic to Prepare

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

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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.

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May 13, 2020

Why You Need an RFP for Your Benefits Administration System

Find the right system for your plan and benefits administration

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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.

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May 12, 2020

Multiemployer Pension Plan Funding Status Improved in 2019

It's too soon for a comprehensive analysis of COVID-19's impact on ME pensions plans, but they entered 2020 with some good news.

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May 11, 2020

Make Sure You're Covered For Social Engineering Fraud

Your existing insurance may not provide adequate protection.

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May 11, 2020

Insurance Coverage Type Determines When to Notify Carriers

Make sure you know when you're obligated to notify your insurance carrier of a claim.

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May 7, 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.

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May 4, 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.

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April 21, 2020

How COVID-19 May Affect People in Their 20s

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Drives Digital Health Trends

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

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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

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April 6, 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

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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.

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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.

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March 24, 2020

Coronavirus' Effects on Retirement Plans: Currents Q1 2020

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

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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.

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and the Investment Environment

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 9, 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.

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March 3, 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.

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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.

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February 6, 2020

What You Need to Know about the New Coronavirus

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

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February 1, 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.

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February 1, 2020

Why Mental Health Parity Protects Your Participants

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 3, 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.

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December 23, 2019

Multiemployer Pension News: Q4 2019

Stay up to date on the latest retirement plan developments with Currents.

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November 22, 2019

Claims Auditing That Reviews Your Entire Claims Process

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

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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.

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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.

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November 5, 2019

Offboarding Employees is an Overlooked Edge for Your Organization

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

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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.

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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.

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October 17, 2019

Why You Need an Administration Review

Meet Crosscheck, our benefit administration review program.

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October 16, 2019

Do Public Sector Boards Need Fiduciary Liability Insurance?

The answer has changed. Get all the details.

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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.

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May 23, 2019

Why You Need Our Incident Management Process Workshop

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

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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.

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April 25, 2019

Incident Response Plans: Be Prepared for a Data Breach

It's your responsibility. Be prepared.

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April 19, 2019

Identifying Pension Risk in Multiemployer Plans

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

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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.

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October 30, 2018

Employee Value Proposition—The Right Number for the Right People

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

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October 8, 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.

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