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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Erin Woulfe

Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization, or providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

Recent Articles by Erin Woulfe

Trending Benefits for 2023

2.5 minute read

Employees needs have changed over the past few years. Right now, their needs are shaped by the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation, and a tight labor market....

Maximizing Open Enrollment for Your Employees

1.5 minute read

As open enrollment approaches for 2023 benefits, there’s still time to address employees’ questions and inform them of their options. Doing so will help them to get the most out of...

Quiet Quitting: What It Is and How to Combat It

2.5 minute read

“Quiet quitting” is an emerging trend when employees only do what their job description entails without going above and beyond. It can often be the result of decreased motivation and...

The Impact of Long COVID in the Labor Market

1.5 minute read

A U.S. Census Bureau survey found that 16.3 million working-age Americans currently have long COVID. Long COVID is the long-term effects stemming from the COVID-19 infection. About...

Supporting Remote and Hybrid Employees’ Mental Health

2 minute read

As many employees work remotely or adapt to a hybrid schedule, they may face a new set of stressful challenges. Managers can play a crucial role in helping employees manage their stress...

New FAQs for ACA Contraceptive Mandate

1 minute read

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department jointly issued new FAQs regarding the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act...

Monkeypox Declared a U.S. Public Health Emergency

1 minute read

The United States has declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency. The declaration will help mobilize more resources to fight the outbreak. There are currently more than 6,600 cases in...

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Current Economic Climate Leads to Salary Increases

1.5 minute read

In a response to a tight labor market and record-high inflation, employers plan to raise salaries 4.1% in 2023, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) Salary Budget Planning...

Exercise Can Improve Mental Health

1.5 minute read

Physical activity is good for your body and mind. Research has shown that exercise can improve mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and a negative mood. Including exercise...

Tips to Effectively Market Your Benefit Offerings

3 minute read

Having outstanding benefits is a good way to attract and retain employees. But in order to capitalize on that, employers must effectively market their offerings to employees and...