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Telehealth: An Innovative Healthcare Strategy for HR and Employers

It’s no secret that telemedicine delivers faster, more accessible, and more affordable medical care for patients across the world. However, when integrating a new telehealth program into your business, there are some details that employers should not overlook.

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retirement

Missed Opportunities: 4 Ways Employers Can Promote Retirement Security

A new survey findings, released by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS), reveals that 69% of employers believe most of their employees could work to age 65 and still not save enough to meet their retirement needs, a disturbing finding given the vital societal role that employers play in helping workers save, plan, and prepare […]

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Retirement: The Unique Status of California’s Largest Employer

In a recent case, the court of appeal agreed with a public university, which also happens to be one of California’s largest employer, that certain laws regulating the retirement status and rights of peace officers do not apply to the university under its own retirement plan—even after the university reversed its own practice of complying […]

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financial wellness

How Helping Employees Get Financially Well Pays Off for Everyone

Some 44% of workers say they worry about money while at their jobs, and 46% say they spend 2 to 3 hours of their employer’s time each week trying to handle personal financial matters, according to 2016 research from The Prudential Insurance Company of America titled “How Well Protected Are Employees Against Key Financial Risks?”

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IRS

Cafeteria Plan Forfeitures Explained By IRS

Some light was shed on the rules related to cafeteria plan forfeitures when the plan sponsor ceases operations and terminates the plan, in Information Letter 2016-0077, issued earlier this year by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Is Your Cafeteria Plan Document Full of Plot Holes?

Unlike summer blockbuster movies with a large cast of key characters, benefit plan documentation has just three: the plan document under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the summary plan description (SPD), and the Internal Revenue Code Section 125 cafeteria plan document.

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ACA

Employer Groups Suggest Range of Administrative Changes to Reduce ACA Burdens

The summary of benefits and coverage (SBC), maximum out-of-pocket limits (MOOPs), and a rule on “nondiscrimination in health programs” were among the problem areas most frequently cited by employer groups in suggesting administrative changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation.

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caregiving

Bracing for the Boomer Bomb: How Senior Care Will Impact Your Workplace

Stories of companies introducing and expanding maternity and paternity leave plans have been well documented in the media. Whether a byproduct of the talent wars or recognition that there is, indeed, a business case for family-friendly benefits, these new supports are a net positive for new parent employees. But care is not reserved solely for […]

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healthcare

Health Benefits During FMLA Leave: Who Pays?

For many HR professionals, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) administration is near—or at—the top of the list of most-hated-things-about-the-job. And given that the law is confusing and burdensome and nitpicky, it’s no wonder.

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