Tag: Health Insurance Benefits

Insurance and Benefit Policy Trends for 2022

As employers evaluate their benefits packages for the coming year, the past 2 years are going to play a significant role in that conversation. Before the pandemic, setting health insurance rates followed a formulaic pattern. But, with COVID-19 throwing healthcare costs for a 2-year loop, finding a relevant comparable year on which to set premiums […]


Recruiting with a Well-Balanced Benefit Offering

When job candidates consider which position is best for them, benefits can be the factor that tips them from one company to another. As an indirect form of compensation, benefits fuel their quality of life. The responsibility of any good company is to provide fair, competitive, and livable benefit options. Therefore, it’s crucial that companies […]

CBO: Fewer employers would offer insurance under Obamacare replacement

On March 13, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate of the effects of the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace legislation. Deficits down, but number of uninsured up According to the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT): The legislation would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion from […]

HR on the Move—What Are Best Practice Companies Doing?

Please participate in our brief Your HR Department Survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing.   We’ll publish the survey results in a future issue (or we’ll send them directly to you, if you prefer).   Do you “sit at the table”? What’s being outsourced? […]

Colorado civil union law takes effect May 1

by Rebecca Hudson Colorado’s new civil union law goes into effect May 1, meaning Colorado joins eight other states that permit civil unions or have similar laws that recognize them. Nine other states and Washington, D.C., allow same-sex marriage. Under the Colorado Civil Union Act, the state will recognize civil unions entered into by same-sex […]

Pay Budgets for 2013–What’s the Plan?

Take the 2012-2013 pay budget survey now. For years, BLR has surveyed HR, compensation, and benefits professionals to get an accurate gauge of pay budget planning. We want to find out how companies like yours are planning for compensation this year and next. Please help by filling out our brief survey; we’ll share the results […]

FedEx to Offer Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits

FedEx recently announced that it will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners, according to The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis, Tennessee, newspaper. The Memphis-based company plans to begin offering the new insurance benefits beginning January 1, 2012. In the Appeal article, FedEx spokesperson Sandra Munoz noted that: FedEx employees have been asking for this […]