employee-benefits

Your Company's Guide to Conducting a Virtual Open Enrollment

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Dental Benefits, Open Enrollment, Employers | No Comments

The ongoing pandemic has brought on numerous challenges and changes for businesses, forcing them to adopt digital-first approaches and remote work. As many companies continue to work from home, an important period of the year will be impacted: open enrollment.

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What Small Businesses Are Looking For in Employee Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Brokers, Employee Benefits, Dental Benefits, Open Enrollment | No Comments

Q4 will be here before you know it, which means small and mid-sized businesses across the country will be selecting benefits for 2021. As brokers prepare for the busiest time of year, preparation is key to being a trusted advisor — and that means understanding clients’ needs to determine what’s...

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11 Life Insurance Terms You Should Know

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Members, Employers, Group Life Benefits, Life Insurance | No Comments

If your company offers group life benefits, you may wonder what the various terminology means — after all, it’s a bit different than health and dental insurance. We’re here to help! Here are some common terms you may run across when reviewing your life policy and what they mean.

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3 Reasons Your Company Should Offer Group Life Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Employers, Group Life Benefits, Life Insurance | No Comments

As Q3 begins, many companies around the country are starting to prepare for open enrollment. That means it’s time to not only evaluate your organization’s current benefits, but it’s also prudent to research new lines of coverage your employees could find valuable. 

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Beam Partners With Employee Navigator to Simplify Benefits Management

By Matt Wilkes | Beam News, Employee Benefits, Dental Benefits | 1 Comment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2020) — Beam Dental, an emerging leader in dental benefits, has announced a new partnership with Employee Navigator, an all-in-one benefits, human resources, and compliance software provider for brokers, carriers, and HR professionals.

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Your Company's Last-Minute Guide to Tackling Open Enrollment

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Open Enrollment, Employers | No Comments

As the end of 2019 nears, many human resources professionals are in the thick of open enrollment. If you’re one of them, you’ve probably already found a solid benefits package for employees, learned about law changes and made necessary adjustments, put an efficient system in place for enrolling...

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The Broker's Guide to Using Social Media

By Matt Wilkes | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Technology | No Comments

Millennials now make up over one-third of the American workforce1, and marketing to this group requires a tech-centric approach from insurance brokers. Our last post covered a few best practices in part one, including the use of social media, which we’re going to dive into in more depth. 

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3 Ways Brokers Can Market to Millennials Effectively

By Matt Wilkes | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Technology, Dental Benefits | No Comments

Achieving success as an insurance broker involves a willingness to adapt to market changes. This means staying knowledgeable about new products and providers, but it also includes keeping a careful eye on demographic shifts. As the population changes, so too should your approach to marketing —...

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BenefitsPRO Broker Expo 2019: How to Stay Ahead in an Evolving Market

By Hailey Major | Employee Benefits, Thoughts From Beam | No Comments

It’s been a week since the Beam Team was at the 2019 BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, and—much to my team’s delight—I’ve finally stopped humming the tune of “Welcome to Miami.” The expo did not disappoint; when we weren’t hunting down the perfect Cuban sandwich, we had the opportunity to meet tons of...

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Beam Dental Takeaways from EBN Benefit Forum & Expo 2018

By Hailey Major | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Thoughts From Beam | No Comments

Before I get started, I have to emphasize how great of a time I had at the EBN Expo. It was fantastic meeting with both brokers from across the country and prospective partners. Even though the first night was capped off with an incredible performance by the New Orleans Street Band, The...

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