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Guardian Launches Online Employee Benefits Resource Center

New Guardian Website Provides Tools and Information to Help Employers & Brokers Strategize About Employee Benefits

Resources Also Available for Employees to Help Simplify Decisions about Workplace Benefits


Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:00 am EDT



The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, announced today the launch of its new online resource center for employee benefits,

The new website helps employers and brokers maximize employee benefits offerings by making information about industry trends, insights into perceptions and behavior, and real-world benefits strategies easily accessible to apply to workplace programs. As companies across the country prepare for open enrollment season, Guardian's new online resource center will also offer a host of tools and tips to assist consumers as they make decisions about protection plans offered by their companies.

Features of include:

-- Proprietary Research Reports – Based on market research with benefit decision makers and consumers, a series of reports that reveal insights and trends to watch to help make benefits programs more effective.

-- Legislative Updates – Information about regulations impacting the employee benefits industry, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

-- Case Studies – Successful real-world strategies brokers & employers implemented for benefits enrollment, communications and helping employees return to work after a disability.

-- Interactive Tools & Videos, including calculating a person's chance of becoming disabled, to help employees understand what their personal protection needs are.

-- Tips for making the most of employee benefits, including a quiz and downloadable tips sheets, which employers and brokers can leverage with employees to help simplify decisions about workplace benefits.

"Everyone's living in a faster paced world where things are more complicated and constantly changing, including employee benefits. To get the most out of workplace benefits programs, there are many factors that come into play. For example, there are external factors such as economic and regulatory changes. Then there are corporate objectives an employer wants to achieve with respect to its workforce. Finally, there are individual needs and goals that vary for every employee," said Elena Wu, Group Worksite & Marketing Officer, Guardian. "Making the right decisions is critical, but this can be difficult if you don't have the information and tools you need. Our online resource center simplifies what's happening in employee benefits so that people -- whether they're a broker, an employer offering employee benefits or an employee enrolling in them -- can access what they need to make the right benefits decisions without becoming overwhelmed. It was designed to make it easy to apply timely trends to specific situations."

About Guardian

A mutual insurer founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals, business owners and their employees with life, long term care insurance, disability income, group medical and dental insurance products, and offer 401(k), annuities and other financial products. Guardian operates one of the largest dental networks in the United States, and protects more than six million employees and their families at 120,000 companies. The company has more than 5,400 employees in the United States and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 80 agencies nationwide.

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