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According to a new study, 74% of moms with children under 18 are members of the U.S. workforce. With that being said, what are the best states to be a working mom in? The highest ranking state for working moms in 2024 is Massachusetts. "The best states provide equitable pay for women and the potential for career advancement, along with robust parental leave policies and high-quality child care, health care and schools," said Cassandra Happe, Wallethub Analyst.

– Lily Peterson, managing editor, BenefitsPRO

 

Advanced primary care: Employees see doctors regularly, without driving up costs

By Kevin Wang, M.D.

With this new approach, employers pay a flat monthly rate per employee that is directly paid to a primary care provider... Read More

 

Market Insights

Most parents plan to cover half of kids' college costs, even as personal debt increases

By Michael Popke

37% of parents saving for their kids' educational expenses anticipate the child's contribution to be between 1% and... Read More

 

Commentary

Attracting further talent through homeowner assistance

By John Newcome

EAH programs offer a strategic solution that benefits both employers and employees, creating a synergistic environment... Read More

 

News

The best states for working moms in 2024

By Lucy Peterson

Massachusetts comes in second for child care, seventh for professional opportunities and first for work-life balance,... Read More

 

News

Communications starting to look at AI, but managers are still a top tool, report finds

By Scott Wooldridge

The study found that nearly three-quarters (71%) of companies do not provide internal communication staff guidance on... Read More

 

Market Insights

Job market rebounds: Report shows strong demand, low volatility

By Henry Craver

There were 8,448,891 unique job postings in Q1 2024 compared to 9,236,421 in Q1 2023. Read More

 

Commentary

Drive positive outcomes by demonstrating care in moments that matter most

By Jamie Madden

How prioritizing employee care during key life and work moments leads to better business outcomes. Read More

 

Market Insights

What benefits do employees want in 2024? HR leaders are listening

By Kristen Beckman

Four in 10 benefits leaders said employee complaints are the main catalyst for looking for a new provider. Read More

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Day One Keynote Speaker Announced!

In the opening Keynote session of BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, titled Adapt to Win: Lessons from the Greatest of All Time Jeopardy! Champion, Ken Jennings will share backstage secrets of tactics and technology, and what he learned about preparation, agility, fast adaptation, strategy and risk on the way to becoming the show's "GOAT." Learn More

Resources

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Learn how Ultimate Health can be used as a powerful tool to open doors, stand out from the competition and solve clients’ top HR challenges related to coverage, retention, recruitment and compensation. Learn More

WEBCAST DATE: June 5, 2024

Closing the Gap: Strategies for Achieving Health Equity in the Workplace

Join us for a complimentary webcast designed to equip benefits professionals and employers with essential insights into health equity and wellbeing in today's workplace and discover how to tailor benefits packages and programs to address employees' concerns effectively. Learn More

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