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From popular perks to healthcare challenges, benefit brokers must remain in the know for the myriad issues impacting employers. These popular lists compiled over the year contain key data points that can help when advising clients on trends in benefits management.

In addition, Employee Benefit Adviser partnered with data analytics firm miEdge to compile some of the best insurance carriers across different offerings.

Below, we compiled the most popular lists of 2018 based on page views.
10. 2018 Top Women in Benefit Advising
Industry leaders whose unique client management strategies, innovative data manipulation and other industry-leading skills are transforming the field.
9. The top 25 large-group disability carriers in the US
This list showcases the top 25 disability carriers in the U.S. Companies were ranked based on in-force premiums for both short- and long-term group disability plans.
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8. Top 25 large-group life insurance companies
These are the top 25 large-group life carriers in the United States. Companies were ranked based on in-force life premiums.
7. Top 25 voluntary carriers
For this list, we introduced the top 25 large-group voluntary insurance carriers in the country. Companies were ranked based on new business/enrolled voluntary product insurance premiums as reported on their Form 5500 Filings. Only one employer filing for its most recent plan year is reported in these numbers.
6. 29 jobs with the best work-life balance
Employees are putting more and more on their plates, making it challenging to remove themselves from work to get a recharge. These jobs, however, break the mold and allow workers to find the time to unwind.
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5. 2018 Rising Stars in Advising
Twenty standout advisers ages 35 and younger are taking charge of the future of employee benefits, determined to reduce costs and improve client outcomes.
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4. 11 benefits that tempt workers to leave
Employees say they are likely to move to a new employer for perks such as flexible schedules, bonuses and paid leave.
3. Top 10 health conditions costing employers the most
Arthritis, obesity and depression are among the ailments having the biggest impact on rising plan costs, according to research from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans.
2. 15 employee benefits on the decline
Not every workplace perk is on the rise. Here are the offerings that are not as popular as they once were, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual benefits survey.
1. 10 worst states for healthcare
Your clients should pay attention to this popular list: These states rank lowest when it comes to health costs, access and outcomes, according to new analysis from financial site WalletHub.