Speaker Spotlight on Amanda Lannert

September 28, 2017 Tags: ,

In anticipation of the upcoming FUND Conference, spotlights on many of this year’s speakers will be featured throughout the next month to highlight their backgrounds, passions and advice. Today, we share with you Amanda Lannert, speaking on the MBA or Nah? panel at FUND this October 26th.


Assurance CMO to Speak at B2SMB Summit, Oct. 3-4, in Chicago

September 26, 2017 Tags: , , ,

“At the B2SMB Summit, I’m partnering with Bob Armour, CMO of Jellyvision, to share how our two organizations work seamlessly together to ensure Assurance benefit clients have a solution that helps employees understand their benefit offerings. It’s one example of a mid-size and small business working together for a more holistic client solution,” said Handmaker.


Jellyvision Wins 2017 Best Tech Workplace for Diversity Timmy Award

September 22, 2017 Tags: , ,

We are super honored to win the 2017 Best Tech Workplace for Diversity Timmy Award. The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in Chicago. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation.


2018 Open Enrollment: Voluntary Benefits Emphasize Choice

September 21, 2017 Tags: , ,

This is the fifth article in a series on meeting open enrollment challenges. Below, we examine how employee-paid voluntary benefits can help to meet employees’ needs.

Voluntary benefits can range from supplemental critical illness coverage to pet insurance or even auto and home insurance. Typically, these plans have group-rate premiums negotiated by the employer but paid by employees. In some cases, especially for health benefits, premiums are payroll-deducted on a pretax basis.


2018 Open Enrollment: Targeted Communications Address Differing Needs

September 13, 2017 Tags:

In drafting open enrollment communications, HR benefit managers should consider whether they are “reaching people with information that’s relevant to them, taking into consideration where they are in their lives and what their particular needs are,” said Meredith Ryan-Reid, senior vice president at insurance provider MetLife’s group benefits division in New York City.