Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Employers are increasingly looking at voluntary benefits, particularly accident, hospital indemnity and critical illness coverage, to help manage health care costs and round out the benefits package they offer to employees. Employers are coping with rising health care costs and, in many cases, shifting to high-deductible health care plans. In addition, employees are facing increased deductibles and other out-of-pocket medical expenses. These costs are only likely to rise as Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirements are implemented.

Workplace insurance coverages — life, disability, accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity — can help protect employees’ retirement savings. A death, critical illness, extended hospital stay, accident or disability can put a family on the financial brink and greatly impact retirement savings.

Voluntary benefits provide employers and employees the ability to offer insurance coverages such as accident, critical illness or hospital indemnity that can be paid by the employer, employee or both. Voluntary benefits are limited benefit policies that provide fixed payments as a result of an accident, hospitalization, illness or other covered condition.

Media Highlights
07/04/2014 | Healthcare Reform Magazine

Lydia Jilek takes a creative approach to explaining private insurance exchanges.  

06/26/2014 | Crain's Benefits Outlook

Lydia Jilek is quoted in an article discussing the value of voluntary benefits to offset the cost of high-deductible health plans

12/01/2013 | Business Insurance

Article focuses on the rise of life insurance coverage available through the workplace and quotes ING U.S.’s Lydia Jilek, who comments that she is seeing increased sales of individual life pro...