Tag: health

engagement

3 Ways HR Departments and Public Health Officers Can Join Forces

If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing, it is the importance of adaptability and community. Our ability to change and respond to new challenges has been put to the test nearly monthly, as new business protocols and safety measures become the new normal. Most importantly, this pandemic has also taught us—as individuals, businesses, organizations, […]

How One Company Supports Employees with Mental Health Issues

Mental health awareness seems to be at an all-time high among employers. Articles, webinars, and online HR events have all focused on this important issue. But where does that leave the countless employees out there right now suffering from a wave of mental health concerns? I recently spoke about the issue with Betty Thompson, EVP […]

skills

Closing the Skills Gap Starts with Enablement

The growing skills gap, despite many other important concerns this year, is something leaders should pay serious attention to. Increased job automation, disrupted talent availability, and the rapid shift to a more digital workforce have led to an abrupt need for companies to support continuous reskilling. Staying competitive in the near future and beyond means […]

Medicare

Want to Require Medicare Enrollment? Size Matters

Q. Can we make it mandatory for employees to enroll in Medicare upon turning age 65 even if they don’t plan on retiring and continue using the group medical plan? If so, how must this be communicated to employees approaching Medicare eligibility?

FSA

IRS, SSA Adjust Benefits Thresholds for 2021

Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,750 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2021, the same as in 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2020-45. However, changes were made to certain other benefits thresholds and limits.

Diversity

DEI That Ignores Mental Health Is Doomed

2020: What an emotional rollercoaster. The ongoing pandemic and civil unrest have combined to create a markedly large number of highs and lows for everyone, most particularly for minority communities. Not to make light of this serious issue, but the current environment does have a silver lining: The events of this year have thankfully pushed […]

employees

Corporate Culture Week Exclusive: Engaging Off-Site Employees

Editor’s note: Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring exclusive insights into the world of corporate culture. Employee engagement plays a vital role in your organization’s culture as it helps retain top talent. Earlier this week we shared tips for helping you improve engagement for all workers, but here, we’ll be focusing specifically on remote worker engagement.