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.

New Mandatory Electronic VCP Submissions Add to IRS Online Filings

In 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) established a voluntary program aimed at retirement plan sponsors and administrators to encourage correction and resolution of plan document or operational failures as soon as they are discovered. The Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, or “EPCRS” as it is most often called, stresses the importance of established administrative […]

Are Employees Putting Their Health and Wealth in the Parking Lot?

Most of us have heard of the “parking lot” in business—the place where ideas not pertinent to a discussion get moved. With the perceived complexity of the health and wealth landscape, as well as the challenges facing employees for the long haul, it’s no surprise that many consumers are moving their health and wealth to […]

Accommodation Options for Overweight Employees

With the majority of Americans being classified as either overweight or obese, it stands to reason that the vast majority of employers will have many overweight individuals as employees. While most of the time this is not something of consideration, some overweight individuals may benefit from employer assistance to ensure their working environment can accommodate […]

Increased M&A Activity and the Impact of Nonqualified Plans

With mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity hitting record highs despite recent stock market volatility, companies that may be targets or acquirers must take a second look at their nonqualified retirement benefit plans.

Infographic: Popular Benefits Used for Talent Attraction

Winning the war for talent requires a variety of methods to attract jobseekers to your company. One way to attract top talent is through your company’s benefit package. But does your benefits package stand up against the competition?

Employers Becoming More Creative in Efforts to Cut Costs

Employers face two important challenges with their benefit programs: meeting employee demands for personalized coverage and continuing to manage costs. This year, employers are exploring some innovative approaches to achieving both goals. Many of these changes also serve to drive consumerism and healthier behaviors—leading to both short- and long-term wins for employers and employees.