In Illinois, employees soon will be able to use their sick days to care for family members.
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.
By Celine Vignal, cofounder of Zenytime
Over the last decade, employee health has been a major focus for HR professionals, with initiatives like nurse hotlines, weight loss programs, and on-site vaccinations becoming the norm. While wellness benefits have been on the rise, the types of benefits have clearly shifted to become more inclusive and less rigid. It’s important to keep adapting and give your employees what they want and need. However, to do this you have to know where to start.
By Jennifer Carsen, JD, Senior Legal Editor
Over the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the increased number of gluten-free products on the grocery shelves … gluten-free menus at restaurants … and more and more friends and family who are choosing to “go gluten-free.”
By Stephan Aarstol, CEO, Tower Paddle Boards
What if I told you that you could work fewer hours and be paid the same, or even more? What if I told you that you could give all your employees a raise for free, and they could go home early, everyday? What if I told you that this is also the fastest way to grow your business? I doubt you’d believe me, and I don’t blame you. But here’s the thing: I just did it.
By Gwen Cofield
Employers and plan administrators should ensure that adequate procedures are in place so that Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) election notices are sent on a timely basis to qualified beneficiaries. If a third-party administrator (TPA) is used to provide COBRA coverage, an employer’s or plan administrator’s responsibility does not end after notice of the qualifying event is given to the TPA. The plan administrator is ultimately responsible for any COBRA notice failures and, therefore, should monitor the TPA to ensure that notices are sent on a timely basis.