Taking care of employees and communities

Ways to support employees and encourage a healthier and more equitable workplace and world

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10 ways businesses and employees may get a retirement savings boost—if 'SECURE 2.0' passes

Pending retirement legislation in Congress could help businesses and employees alike expand financial security.

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Good benefits help employees feel more secure far beyond office walls

The pandemic was a catapult for the progress of collaborative technology and remote work. Benefits are even more crucial to help keep employees secure and engaged and your business focused.

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Business optimism rebounds as vaccine policies vary

For the first time since before the pandemic, the Principal Financial Well-Being Index shows most business leaders are optimistic about the economic outlook for the year ahead.

Tool for benefit planning

Benchmark your employee benefits

  • Select the employee benefits you want to compare (dental, life, disability, retirement).
  • Answer a few questions about your organization (industry, region, size).
  • Find out what organizations like you offer.

See how you stack up

Ideas and action items


If you offer group insurance benefits and had to furlough employees or reduce their hours, check with your provider about possible benefits coverage extensions.


If you have an Employee Assistance Program, review your benefits. Some providers are offering extended support due to COVID-19.


If you offer a retirement plan, see if it was amended to allow for CARES Act loans and withdrawals for participant adverse financial consequences.


Show your appreciation by sending small care packages to employees’ homes.

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