Category: Benefits

From 401(k) plans to vacation policy, this topic gives HR and Compensation professionals specific strategies on how to handle benefit plans. Articles also provide guidance to brokers, advisers and consultants.

How Many Weeks Must Your Employees Work to Pay for Healthcare Coverage?

Healthcare coverage has been a hot button issue for employers since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in 2010. With President-elect Donald Trump taking office tomorrow, there has been much speculation over whether or not the ACA will be repealed. Only time will tell if the ACA survives a Trump presidency, […]


Is 2017 the Year for Financial Wellness Among Your Employees?

Throughout 2016, newspapers and magazines documented Americans beset by financial concerns. “Evidently, Americans are having a difficult time with their finances. Whatever its cause, their financial insecurity and growing awareness of just how great their insecurity is—inability to cover even a $400 emergency—has created a level of financial stress that is impacting all areas of […]


U.S. Representative Introduces Bill to Repeal Cadillac Tax

On January 4, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced H.R. 173, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017. The bill seeks to repeal the so-called “Cadillac Tax” provision within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The provision, which is currently slated to go into effect January 1, 2020, would impose a 40% excise […]


Don’t Let Your Data or Participants Get Lost in Space

by Mary B. Andersen, CEBS, ERPA, QPA ‘Lost in Space” was a popular television series in the 1960s. Sabotage by crew member Dr. Zachary Smith threw the ship off course and launched endless adventures. Today’s equivalent of Dr. Smith is an unauthorized computer hacker who breaks into data security systems and wreaks havoc on confidential […]


Survey Shows Employers Making Strides to Help Working Parents

Some, but not all, companies are taking baby steps toward becoming more family-friendly, according to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. Just under half (49%) HR managers interviewed said their organization has made policy changes to better accommodate working parents in the past 5 years.


Nevada Supreme Court Offers Guidance on Minimum Wage Amendment

We’ve been reporting on litigation surrounding Nevada’s minimum wage all year. Although some issues remain unresolved, we now have important guidance from the state’s highest court on the scope of the term “provide” under the minimum wage law as well as which statute of limitations applies to wage claims. The following article provides an overview of the court’s ruling.