In her role at Purchasing Power, the nations leading employee purchase program, Elizabeth Halkos has become an influential leader in the field of voluntary benefits. Elizabeth is a high-energy marketing professional, and she has been featured as a speaker at industry conferences, in webinars with SHRM, EBN\/EBA and Benefits Selling, and published in leading trade and business publications. Elizabeth serves as the Vice President for the Alumni Board for Emory's Goizueta Business School and is a board member for Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. Elizabeth holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing analytics from Emory University and a BA from the University of Virginia.
Identity theft insurance, financial counseling services, tuition assistance, elder care and egg freezing all are benefits that will continue to rise in popularity, predicts Purchasing Power’s Elizabeth Halkos.
Commentary: Voluntary benefits have transitioned in recent years from being something extra to becoming a mainstay in the employee benefits package. Elizabeth Halkos predicts employers will see widespread customization of voluntary benefits in 2016.
Tailoring a voluntary benefits plan to better suit the very different needs of workers with entirely different generational goals and objectives can be challenging, but the payoff is better participation.
Employees just arent using their vacation days and its taking a toll...on their health, their work-life balance and, ultimately, affecting the companys bottom line. Using vacation or paid-time off allows workers to recharge both physically and mentally.