As we approach the end of 2021, benefit and retirement professionals are juggling open enrollments, countless deadlines, and compliance tasks, not to mention a few virtual or in-person holiday gatherings. That’s why I’ve kept the overview of our products short, to get a quick look at what’s new.
UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) introduced its new financial wellness platform, UKG Wallet. It is designed to give people immediate access to their earnings, while also providing them with budgeting tools, educational resources and financial advice.
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the Tent Partnership for Refugees have released a guide, The US Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees, designed to help employers hire Afghans who arrived in the US over the summer. A coalition of 50 major US companies has pledged to help integrate refugees into the economy.
Sifted, an employee engagement platform, has announced a partnership with Cameo for Business, Cameo’s B2B marketing and events platform, to bring celebrities to its virtual team building experiences this holiday season. Remote employees can create team building experiences with a custom recorded message or virtual celebrity drop-in.
Salary Finance has announced a partnership with Corestream, a platform to connect employees with personalized lifestyle benefits. The full range of Salary Finance products will now be available on the Corestream platform, allowing employees of Corestream client organizations to enroll in voluntary benefits.
Fidelity Investments has announced Guaranteed Income Direct, a retirement product that allows individuals to convert a portion of their 401(k) or 403(b) savings into an annuity. The launch is planned for select customers in the first half of 2022 and will be more widely available later in 2022.
DocGo, a provider of mobile health services and medical mobility solutions, has launched a turnkey solution designed to provide employers with the tools and resources needed to comply with the temporary COVID-19 emergency standard and testing that has been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Ceridian, a provider of human capital management technology, recently announced that streaming payments will be part of its Dayforce wallet. Streaming pay automatically delivers wages earned to employees’ wallets at the end of each workday. It will be available from 2022.
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