GLOBAL BENEFITS SOLUTIONS
EPIC recognizes the challenges that multinational organizations face in the deployment and management of a global workforce. In order to support these organizations in developing benefits and reward strategies that confidently meet global HR standards, and respond to local competitive and regulatory requirements, we launched a global solutions practice in 2007.
International HR Consulting Expertise
We have a dedicated team of specialists with capabilities to provide services supporting U.S. expatriates, third-country nationals, international rotators, and local nationals. We have extensive experience advising on clients’ international assignee workforces, ranging in size from startup operations with two expatriates to global operations with thousands of international assignees. The knowledge gained from collaborating with such diverse clientele gives us insight into the day-to-day issues that an organization may face when trying to manage employee benefit programs on a global scale and allows us to deliver tailored solutions to mitigate business risk.
Our in-house expertise on international employee benefit issues is rare within the industry. Deploying these resources while working side-by-side with our U.S. focused health and welfare, retirement, communications and various other in-house teams, allows us to provide our clients with an integrated and enhanced approach towards benefit strategy and design.
Additionally, as a member of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), we have direct access to over 15,000 insurance and employee benefit specialists in almost 90 countries worldwide. This access, coupled with our team’s global consulting capabilities, uniquely positions us to support multinational clients on employee benefit issues related to local national employees, as well as international assignees.
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Our international human resources capabilities include:
- Collaborating to develop and refine a global strategy for benefits and employee programs
- Understanding and identifying risk or exposure wherever it occurs in the world, and closing gaps when detected
- Connecting with local benefit experts in almost 90 countries through the WBN
- Measuring and recommending a sufficient level of local input and flexibility, while retaining the line of sight necessary to ensure a cost-effective global benefits program
- Engaging geographically dispersed employee populations and their families through communications
- Reviewing global programs for compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations
Global Business Intelligence
We believe that companies must understand the global trends and the competitive environment to successfully align their employee programs with the needs and expectations of the workforce and business objectives. In 2008, we launched our Global Employee Benefit Plan Survey to measure and benchmark benefit practices and human resource trends for U.S. expatriates, third-country nationals, key local nationals and temporary assignees to the U.S. (inpatriates).
Our National Benefit Cost & Market Trend survey explores the year-over-year changes in employee benefit plan designs—health, welfare, retirement and paid time off—and the associated changes in the costs of medical plans.
National Practice Leader, Global (Non-U.S.) Employee Benefits – Jersey City, NJ
Executive Director of International Business - Atlanta, GA
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