EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BUZZ: NEWS AND TRENDS FOR THE WEEK OF 7/20/2015

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

 4 Things To Know About Employee Happiness (And Why It’s Important)

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/4-things-to-know-about-employee-happiness-and-why-its-important/

Tailor wellness programs to individual workforces for maximum effect

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150719/NEWS03/307199976/employee-wellness-programs-should-be-tailored-to-individual-business?tags=%7C63%7C74%7C307%7C257

Want High Performance? Make Sure You Treat Your Employees Like Adults

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/want-high-performance-make-sure-you-treat-your-employees-like-adults/

Walking the Talk: Increasingly, employers are recognizing the importance of having their executives lead the way in corporate wellness. HR’s role in this is key.

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534359016

Engagement And Retention: One Doesn’t Always Lead To The Other

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/engagement-and-retention-one-doesnt-always-lead-to-the-other/

Broker/Sales News:

Aon Hewitt awarded Lockheed Martin fiduciary management mandate

http://www.ipe.com/news/mandates/aon-hewitt-awarded-lockheed-martin-fiduciary-management-mandate/10008921.article

Company Shares of Towers Watson & Co. Drops by -1.02%

http://www.americantradejournal.com/company-shares-of-towers-watson-co-drops-by-1-02/632762/

Universa Investments L.P. Announces New Relationship with Towers Watson

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/universa-investments-lp-announces-new-relationship-with-towers-watson-2015-07-20

Discount benefit plan industry matures

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/23/discount-benefit-plan-industry-matures

Work/Life and Concierge News:

Don’t Trust The Free Beer: The Dark Side Of Workplace Perks

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2015/07/17/dont-trust-the-free-beer-the-dark-side-of-workplace-perks/

Workplace lactation programs benefit baby, mother and employer

http://www.lohud.com/story/sponsor-story/newyork-presbyterian-hospital/2015/07/15/workplace-lactation-programs/30206603/

Stop Trying to Achieve Work-Life Balance

http://time.com/3956157/work-self-relationship/

The Best Companies For Work-Life Balance

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2015/07/17/the-best-companies-for-work-life-balance-2/

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deirdre-maloney/ditch-worklife-balance-an_2_b_7814652.html

6 SURPRISING INSIGHTS OF SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

http://www.fastcompany.com/3048503/hit-the-ground-running/6-surprising-insights-of-successful-employee-engagement

Student Assistance News:

American Student Assistance Reaches Milestone of One Millionth SALT Member

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150707005033/en/American-Student-Assistance-Reaches-Milestone-Millionth-SALT#.Va1YfaRVhBc

Life insurers experiment to attract millennials

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/15/life-insurers-experiment-to-attract-millennials.html

On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/07/13/422620195/on-college-campuses-suicide-intervention-via-anonymous-app

Health Care and Higher Ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/07/20/health-care-and-higher-education-face-similar-challenges-and-transformations

Editorial: Eliminating student resources

http://www.theshorthorn.com/opinion/editorial-eliminating-student-resources/article_fc963e82-296e-11e5-8c87-23bc9098b30e.html

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About ACI Specialty Benefits

ACI Specialty Benefits ranks in the nation’s Top-Ten providers of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), corporate wellness programs, student assistance, corporate concierge, and work/life services to corporations worldwide. ACI partners with clients to Perk Up employee engagement and performance with benefit programs that improve morale, productivity and the bottom-line. With a 95% customer retention rate and over 7 million lives covered. ACI remains a privately-owned specialty benefits corporation, headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.acispecialtybenefits.com or call 800.932.0034.
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