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.


Attorneys Analyze Key ERISA Legal Challenges to Watch in Courts in the Year Ahead

Several troublesome issues faced by Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) plan sponsors, service providers, and attorneys are likely to be resolved in court cases this year. These lawsuits, and the way they are settled, could potentially have widespread effects on plan participants and the retirement plan community for years to come.

Review IRS 2019 Program Letter Now for Potential Impacts

We’re well into the start of calendar year 2019, and the to-do list to close out 2018 holds many tedious and time-consuming tasks. It is tempting to put off thinking about what may be coming in this new year.

Allowing Remote Work: What NOT to Do

As more and more indications are found that employees value the opportunity for flexible scheduling and remote work, employers are finding the need to handle these benefits effectively. While some employers have allowed remote work for years, others are new to the game and finding that there are a lot of potential pitfalls to avoid.

5 Key Benefits Trends for 2019

In 2019, HR managers will be utilizing deep data insights into how employees use their existing benefits to create the most robust package in order to attract and retain talent. Technological solutions will also be a major player in 2019.

Return-to-Work Benefits Are Not One Size Fits All

Today, most companies are prioritizing benefits, such as flexibility and paid leave, as they become increasingly aware that their ability to attract and retain talent often hinges on company culture. But with so many organizations now offering employees these somewhat “standard” benefits—albeit important and appreciated—a common misconception can occur: If given enough maternity/paternity leave, new […]