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.


Repeated Breaches Result in $3.5M HIPAA Settlement

A major renal care provider agreed to $3.5 million to resolve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security allegations arising from a series of data breaches at five different facilities over a 5-month span in 2012.


U.S. Pension Fund Assets Grew by 12.7% in 2017, Says New Study

Global institutional pension fund assets in the 22 major markets grew to $41.3 trillion at year-end 2017, according to latest figures in the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Global Pension Assets Study, representing the highest figure since the report began in 1997.


Vision Benefits Survey Findings Underscore Need to Educate Younger Employees

A new survey has found that younger employees are significantly less likely to enroll in vision benefits plans or understand the importance of eye exams.  The Transitions Optical Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey, conducted among 1,300 employees, reveals that 84% of Baby Boomers, 80% of Gen X and 75% of Millennials report that they […]


More Employees are Opting for Consumer-Directed Health Care, Finds New Report

While the Affordable Care Act still faces uncertainty, employers are looking for ways to reduce their healthcare costs and offer employees healthcare benefits that meet their needs. A new report—released by Benefitfocus, Inc., a cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider— shows a continued shift toward consumer-directed health care, with the rate of employers offering at […]


Your Wellness Communications are Missing 1 Thing—Excitement

Boosting employee well-being is a common goal for most employers. However, despite investing a lot of time and money into building a great wellness program, many employers still see poor participation rates.