EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BUZZ: NEWS AND TRENDS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/17/2015

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

Employee Happiness Is Good, But It Doesn’t Ensure Employee Satisfaction

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/employee-happiness-is-good-but-it-doesnt-ensure-employee-satisfaction/

The Age of the Corporate Athlete

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-toomey/the-age-of-the-corporate-_b_7992668.html

The Transparency Advantage: Informed Employees Are Engaged Employees

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/the-transparency-advantage-informed-employees-are-engaged-employees/

Fitbit aiming for boost from corporate wellness programs

http://news.investors.com/technology-click/081415-766652-fitbit-stock-fit-up-on-morgan-stanley-report.htm

Hiring Wisdom: Why Recognition Is Key To Motivation AND Retention

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/hiring-wisdom-why-recognition-is-key-to-motivation-and-retention/

The 8 Ways That Great Leaders Keep Great People

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/the-8-ways-that-great-leaders-keep-great-people/

Broker/Sales News:


Towers Watson Profit, Revenue Top Expectations

http://www.wsj.com/articles/towers-watson-profit-revenue-top-expectations-1439289784

Are private exchanges really the next big thing?

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/08/11/are-private-exchanges-really-the-next-big-thing

Does the DOL’s fiduciary rule favor fee-based brokers?

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/retirement/does-the-dols-fiduciary-rule-favor-fee-based-brokers-2747083-1.html

Smart Benefits: Is Your Package Competitive? What’s New in Employee Benefits

http://www.golocalprov.com/business/smart-benefits-is-your-package-competitive-whats-new-in-employee-benefits

An ‘unlimited’ parental leave policy sounds great, but will it work?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-on-leadership-parental-leave-20150816-story.html

Work Life and Concierge News:

Millennials tend to pursue work/life balance

http://www.abqjournal.com/629375/biz/millennials-tend-to-pursue-worklife-balance.html

The Four Seasons of Work-Life Balance

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carson-tate/the-four-seasons-of-work-life-balance_b_7880574.html

Richard Branson’s 5 Tips for Work-Life Balance

http://tech.co/richard-bransons-5-tips-work-life-balance-2015-08

The Fraud of the New “Family-Friendly” Work

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-fraud-of-the-new-fami_b_7998734.html

The Key to Achieving Work-Life Balance for Parents? Accepting It’s a Myth.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249433

Student Assistance News

College Students in 36 States to Benefit from Extra $23.4 Million in Student Support Services Grants Focused on Success in Higher Education

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/college-students-36-states-benefit-extra-234-million-student-support-services-grants-focused-success-higher-education

Is oversensitivity hurting higher education?

http://blogs.mprnews.org/todays-question/2015/08/is-oversensitivity-hurting-higher-education/

The end of single-sex higher education

http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the-end-of-single-sex-higher-education/16653

A new way to pay for higher education?

http://wdtn.com/2015/08/17/a-new-way-to-pay-for-higher-education/

Everyone thinks the current state of higher education is awful. Who is to blame?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/08/14/everyone-thinks-the-current-state-of-higher-education-is-awful-who-is-to-blame/

A Student Loan in Every Pot

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-08-17/the-2016-candidates-flawed-student-loan-fixes

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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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