Tag: health

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Shrinking the Talent Gap: Supporting Your Biggest Asset

These days, you can’t open a newspaper or read an article online without hearing about the current talent shortage. In 2017, the unemployment rate hit a 17-year low of 4.1% in the fourth quarter.[1] While this is good news for jobseekers, it has created big challenges for businesses that are trying to attract new talent. […]

Worker Engagement: The True Nature of Workplace Friendships

Are workplace friends really friends? That’s a question recently asked by Olivet Nazarene University, which survey people across 21 industries. Their goal was to learn about circles of friends in the workplace. HR managers are always looking for ways to engage employees. Workplace friendships, or the lack of them, is an important piece of the […]

Making HR the Hub of Disability Management

When I ask direct supervisors who their employees go to for assistance about a health condition in the workplace, they’re quick to say, “Me! My employees know they can come to me with anything.” While it may be true that direct supervisors have a good relationship with their employees, it can often be challenging or […]

Help Employees Find the Best Strategy for Their HSAs

Financial wellness is becoming an increasingly important component of employee benefits packages and a common topic of conversation for human resources professionals nationwide. And with good reason! Nearly three-quarters (72%) of Americans report being stressed about finances and that anxiety can negatively affect their overall health. As a result, employers are expanding financial wellness programs […]

HR Can Transform Employees Financial Wellness

Yesterday we heard from Kristen Berman, cofounder of Duke’s Common Cents Lab and Bradley Swain, a behavioral researcher at the Common Cents Lab, concerning the ability of HR to influence America’s financial health. Today, we’ll hear the rest of what they have to say.

HSA

IRS Raises HSA, HDHP Dollar Limits for 2019

The annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) are going up in 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced May 10. The maximum out-of-pocket limits for an HSA-eligible high-deductible health plan (HDHP) also will be increased for inflation, according to Revenue Procedure 2018-30.