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Executive Summary
The Competitive Edge
The Hidden Rewards of Voluntary Benefits
The Big Breakup: Handling a Worker’s Departure with Grace and Professionalism

Executive Summary

The 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report uncovered several trends that point to the significance of preparing for benefit changes and in remaining engaged in the delivery of health insurance benefits. Aflac’s third annual employee benefits study discovered: while more business leaders are embracing cost-friendly consumer-driven models, consumers are largely unequipped and unprepared to effectively take the reins; there are long-term implications for businesses taking a short-term approach of shifting control and responsibility of health insurance decisions to workers; and an organization’s degree of health care benefits engagement and knowledge factors heavily into its HR metrics – attraction, satisfaction, productivity, and retention of talent.Read the executive summary.

The Competitive Edge

Insights from the 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report reveal an emerging group of companies that are excelling by leveraging key HR and benefits outcomes. Benefits decision-makers at these companies have a clear understanding of health care reform and are making employee benefits and communication a priority. Study provides insights into vital opportunities for businesses to leverage HR and benefits best practices to gain a competitive edge. Read the article.

The Hidden Rewards of Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary insurance policies, such as critical illness, short-term disability, accident, life insurance and many more, help complement major medical policies. Many businesses offer these voluntary benefits to meet workforce needs, and increasingly as a solution to growing health care costs. Insights from the 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report reveal the many hidden rewards for businesses offering voluntary benefits, and the even greater advantages for workers who are enrolled. Read the article.

The Big Breakup: Handling a Worker’s Departure with Grace and Professionalism

Employees today aren’t like those of yesteryear – they don’t take jobs and remain in place until it’s time to collect a pension and a gold watch. Companies have changed too, making the promise of a pension and a fancy timepiece rare. Although savvy human resources professionals will do all they can to retain their companies’ best and brightest, including putting great benefits packages in place, breakups are sometimes inevitable. The key is handling them with professionalism and respect. Read the story.