Category: Benefits and Compensation

This topic provides guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action, and emerging compensation trends.

Why Healthcare Shopping Deserves the Spotlight Now

For many, January is a time for new beginnings, to create plans for new accomplishments, or to get back on track toward reaching existing goals. And one of the top five New Year’s resolutions—after losing weight, of course—is saving money. January is also the start of a new healthcare plan year for many employees, presenting […]

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COVID-19 Layoffs Can Cause Partial Retirement Plan Termination

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to “shelter-at-home” proclamations from state and local governments, causing many nonessential businesses to shut down temporarily. Employers have handled the crisis in varying ways, some by temporarily paying employees to stay home, others by laying off or furloughing workers. In such instances, employers need to be aware of the qualified […]

How HR Can Take Advantage of Its Family-Building Benefits

Family-building benefits are among the most sought-after benefits being offered in 2021. In our new work-from-home climate, COVID has not deterred employees from pursuing family-building but rather has created more demand on employers for this robust benefit. More than ever, the responsibility is on employers to create an environment conducive to the sustainability of  work/life […]

Why More Companies Will Think of Benefit Plans as ‘Health Hubs’ in 2021

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year. As with other industries, we dealt with ensuring the continued health and safety of our employees and providing the ongoing service and support our customers have come to expect and appreciate during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, 2020 also gave Human Resources professionals a great opportunity to […]

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IRS Seeking Comments on Paperwork Burden of COBRA’s Notice Rules

Have you noticed how much notice issues regarding federal continuation coverage seem to be cropping up everywhere—such as in the news, the courts, and the administrative agencies? Well, the latest matter involves part of the regular evaluation of paperwork requirements conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Tiny Offices Trending to Meet Pandemic Needs

With so many employees working from home full time for the first time, many scrambled to find a place to work. Not everyone had a home office, and the kitchen table only works for so long. Some have turned to a new solution: the tiny office.