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Student loan repayment: A flexible benefit to solve your current HR initiatives

In today’s competitive talent marketplace, student loan assistance is an emerging benefit that any company can offer to encourage the younger generation to join or stay with their company. How a company can implement this can vary greatly. There are plenty of examples of unique offerings of this benefit, but this article focuses on three common HR initiatives that you might have on your plate for 2019: recruiting, retaining, and engagement.



Trend Study: MarketPulse 2019

Introducing our 2019 MarketPulse trend report, where we discuss what our clients and other employers are doing to manage risks, promote employee productivity and morale, reduce costs and improve their organizations as a whole. In this issue, we explore retirement plans featuring target date funds as well as specialty drugs, cyber risk, predictive modeling, workplace well-being, advanced data analytics, the cost of large and often ongoing medical claims, and various emerging trends. In addition to a discussion of each trend, you will find supporting materials at AssociatedBRC.com/MarketPulse.

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Student loan debt: The $1.56 trillion problem that could improve your recruiting and retention

According to the Federal Reserve, 44 million Americans owe a staggering $1.56 trillion in student loans, and the average incoming college-educated worker has over $37,000 in student debt (a $20,000 increase from just 10 years ago). As a result, the average college grad will take over 21 years to pay off their student loan debt making minimum payments. Many of the negative effects of overwhelming student debt include delaying the decision to buy a house or start a family, save for retirement, or just cause a tremendous amount of financial stress.