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Healthcare Cost Management tools and underwriting expertise help our client make educated financial decisions regarding their health and welfare plan. IOA clients are supported by detailed financial and utilization reporting throughout the plan year that help identify the key cost drivers and trends. These reports are presented to our clients and are utilized in the renewal planning process. IOA has a team of underwriters that assist clients in controlling their healthcare costs and to assess the financial impact of changes in benefit plan design, administration and funding.

Benefit Consultants will work with your organization to provide strategic guidance and hands-on assistance across all areas of Employee Benefits including workplace practices, benefit administration, strategic planning and alignment, financial modeling, training and overall management. Our relationship begins with a clear understanding of your needs and objectives and our scope of services is tailored to fulfill those objectives. Your Benefit Consultant, and dedicated client management team, is responsible for ensuring that all of your benefit needs have been met.

Employee Communication & Administration includes a full range of branded communication solutions from print-based products, such as brochures and handbooks, to web-based communication, enrollment and administration of products. Your communication portfolio is designed to strengthen your employees understanding of your benefit plan offering and educate your employees and their dependents on consumerism, industry trends and plan design updates.

Compliance Partners assists clients with the laws and regulations effective employee benefits and employee issues to support program design to aid in the proper administration of your plans. Compliance Partners offers a full range of legal and compliance solutions and venues to communicate with clients, including 5500 preparation, SPD and wrap documents, conference calls, seminars, publications and compliance audits.

Retirement Plan Consultants are uniquely positioned to provide unbiased evaluation of defined benefits and defined contribution programs as we do not offer proprietary investment management, administration trustee or actuarial services. Thus, we are able to deliver cutting-edge products not offered by other intermediaries.

Cobra Administration Partners are available to assist with COBRA and HIPAA administration and support and ensure regulatory compliance.

Voluntary and Specialty Benefit expertise will assist on the development and administration of a comprehensive and competitive program which will complement your group plan offering and provide service support and ease of product administration.

MyWave provides a graphically tailored internet-based solution that allows employers to communicate all aspects of benefits and HR information to their employees. Combining the BENEnews Communicator with MyWave is the perfect combination to provide comprehensive benefits access to all of your employees.

POA’s workforce management suite, composed of time and labor management, human resources, and payroll, makes it possible for you to accurately manage all aspects of your workforce through one web-based application. From recruitment to off-boarding, the suite uses intuitive employee and manager self-service (ESS and MSS) features that empower employees. A robust reporting engine lets managers customize reports, address employee issues directly, and dynamically view and export data in a variety of formats. By automating many of the manual, time-consuming processes associated with managing your workforce, our workforce management suite helps you improve operational processes and grow your business while you ease compliance and save time and money.

Enrollment Partners assist IOA clients with their employee benefit enrollment needs when alternative enrollment venues are needed. Onsite support, individual, group, telephonic and web-based enrollment solutions are available to ensure that all your enrollment needs are met.

Benefits Legislative and Wellness Briefs provide you with a monthly newsletter published by IOA that provides features on current benefit and relevant compliance issues. This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of industry news and provides a venue to educate your benefits team and your employees.

Wellness Expertise help our clients plan and implement strategic wellness initiatives that can help deliver a positive return on investment and empower their workforces to achieve optimal health. Each customer has a different workforce and therefore your wellness opportunities are unique. We will identify wellness opportunities that fit your industry and employee demographics so that we can meet each organization’s individual needs and desired outcomes. Our wellness consulting services are designed to assist client companies in all stages of wellness program development from beginning to end.

Employers Association Forum, Inc. (EAF) is a non-profit corporate membership-based association dedicated to serving the business and HR community with world-class HR Tools, Hotlines & Legal Compliance, News & Trends, Surveys & Economic Data, Benefits & Insurance (IOA), Training, and Leadership & Organizational Development.

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