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.


IRS Restores Maximum Family HSA Contribution to $6,900

Responding to concerns about administrative headaches for plan sponsors and administrators, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reversed its previous decision to lower the maximum family health savings account (HSA) contribution from $6,900 to $6,850.


Retirement Savings Plague Workers Who Are Fearful They’ll be Working Past 70

One of the most talked about HR trends of 2018 is financial wellness. More and more employers are stepping up to help their employees get on the right track to becoming more financially stable. However, a new CareerBuilder survey highlights employees’ concerns over whether or not they have enough saved for retirement, hindering plans to […]

Survey: Human Interaction Increases Benefits Engagement

A new survey conducted among HR and benefits managers on employee benefits engagement and utilization has found that despite the ongoing growth of technology, employees desire personalized, human interaction.


DOL Expands on MHPAEA Guidance for Applying Treatment Limits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new round of guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), elaborating on the law’s application to various plan design features that may be deemed to treat mental health benefits unfairly.


SEC Enters Fiduciary-Rule Arena with Proposed Regulations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 18 disclosed its own proposals for new conflict-of-interest standards for the way in which financial advisers and broker-dealers identify themselves and sell products for fees to retail investors.