Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Retaining Employees Post-pandemic

As more Americans get vaccinated, states have gradually lifted restrictions, and some people are resuming in-person interactions and everyday pre-pandemic activities. Individuals may finally be tackling tasks they’ve been postponing for more than a year. Unfortunately for employers looking to retain employees, some employees are now ready to find new jobs.

Given the high cost of losing an employee, retention should be a top priority for every organization. Employee retention is even more of a concern as we enter a post-pandemic world.

Download the HR Edge Q3 2021 Newsletter to learn how to retain employees post-pandemic, the increasing demand for pet insurance and open enrollment 2021.

For more human resources trends, industry insights and proactive strategies to maintain a competitive edge in today’s workplace, contact HANYS Benefit Services by email or by calling (800) 388-1963.

This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. © 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 16, 2021

HBS named as a Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser, again!

The 2021 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list is out—and HANYS Benefit Services is on it! 

PLANADVISER’s Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers is an annual list of noteworthy retirement plan specialists, based on number of plans and total assets under advisement — including sponsors of defined contribution, defined benefit and nonqualified plans.

“Each recognition by PLANADVISER reaffirms our commitment to our clients.” said James J. Kelley, president, HBS. “HBS conducts business in a manner that is in the best interests of our clients, with an ultimate goal of assuring our clients’ employees are ready for retirement. We are grateful to our clients for allowing us that opportunity.”

HBS is categorized by PLANADVISER as a large team, having met this year’s eligibility standards of $5 billion or more retirement plan assets under advisement. HBS was previously named to PLANADVISER’s list in 2019, 2017 and 2016. 

HBS is a full-service, independent consulting firm, registered investment advisor and broker-dealer providing customized solutions for retirement and benefit needs. HBS’ advisory and consulting services include plan optimization and governance, investment selection and monitoring, vendor management and benchmarking, merger and acquisition support, and financial wellness and employee communication. HBS strives to build real relationships with its clients, creating a shared fiduciary responsibility with the companies it advises.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Despite inflation, investors are bullish on growth, betting on bigger earnings

The U.S. equity markets delivered exceptional performance again in the second quarter of 2021. The U.S. economy is rebounding from the pandemic more powerfully than expected--growing at a rate not seen since the early 1980s.

Read the Q2 Market Recap to learn more about the drivers of the Q2 record-breaking market performance, including a chart on the three- and five-year annualized performance differentials between the equity and fixed income indices.

If you have any questions, or would like to begin talking to a retirement plan advisor, please get in touch by email or by calling (800) 388-1963.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Summer Travel Safety Tips

As millions of Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 and businesses resume normal operations, people are likely making plans to travel this summer.

If you’re trading your staycation for a getaway, here are some tips to keep you as safe as possible this summer: 
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Stay domestic. 
  • Take a road trip.
  • Explore the outdoors. 
  • Check travel restrictions. 
  • Keep up with COVID-19 safety precautions.

CDC Travel Considerations

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and travel within the United States, the CDC says you do not need to get tested or self-quarantine after travel. If you are traveling with young children who aren’t eligible yet for vaccination, check out these CDC recommendations.

The Long-term Effects of COVID-19

It’s been more than a year since the pandemic began, and we continue to learn more about the short- and long-term health effects of COVID-19. Although most people get better within weeks, some people experience long COVID-19—a wide range of symptoms that can last weeks or months.

Download the Live Well Work Well August Newsletter for more summer travel safety tips, and additional information regarding the long-term effects of COVID-19.

For more information on healthcare and employee benefits changes, contact HANYS Benefit Services by email or by calling (800) 388-1963.


This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. © 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved

Monday, August 2, 2021

Preventing Turnover Post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is finally getting under control. As more Americans get vaccinated, states are gradually lifting restrictions, and life is returning to pre-pandemic normalcy. Finally, individuals can get to the tasks they’ve been postponing for more than a year. Unfortunately for employers looking to retain employees, some employees are now ready to find new jobs.

Experts are predicting a “turnover tsunami” coming in the latter half of 2021; all the turnover that would typically take place in a given year is expected to come virtually all at once.

Read this edition of HR Insights for an outlook on the current job market, a perspective on what employees want post-pandemic and considerations for preventing turnover. For more information on healthcare and employee benefits changes, contact HANYS Benefit Services by email or by calling (800) 388-1963.

This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. © 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

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