The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) on July 25 launched a web page that compiles staff responses to questions from practitioners about Employee Retirement Income Savings Act (ERISA) Title IV requirements that may be of interest to other practitioners.
When you hear the word “broker,” what comes to mind? Insurance? Real estate? Brokers are typically people who have access to several options (in whatever their specialty is) and can help you narrow down your choices. Employee benefits brokers are exactly that: people who have access to (and information about) various employee benefit options who […]
Employees who are under financial stress can have a negative impact on an employer in many ways. They may show up to work distracted, for example, which could mean they’re less productive or more likely to make mistakes. They may become agitated more easily, which can lead to other workplace issues. They may even take […]
The Delaware Industrial Accident Board (IAB), the agency responsible for processing workers’ comp claims, recently provided the first guidance on whether employers may be required to pay for an injured employee’s medical marijuana.
A new law taking effect this summer means Arizona employers will face more stringent requirements in the event of a breach of personal information (PI) of customers or employees.
Knowledge is power. It’s an old, and somewhat cliché, adage, but extremely relevant when it comes to navigating today’s healthcare ecosystem. Why? Because health care is confusing.
While the Affordable Care Act still faces uncertainty, employers are looking for ways to reduce their healthcare costs and offer employees healthcare benefits that meet their needs. A new report—released by Benefitfocus, Inc., a cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider— shows a continued shift toward consumer-directed health care, with the rate of employers offering at […]
Nearly 25% of full-time employees in the U.S. do not receive benefits, such as health insurance, retirement savings plan, or paid vacation, from their employers, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B research firm. These findings suggest that by not offering a benefits package, businesses risk losing out on top talent during the […]
On January 4, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.
Sexual harassment is dominating the headlines, and here comes the holiday party. It’s hard to imagine that in the current climate you’ll encounter harassment at your party, but past experience suggests you should be prepared. Parties are intended to be relaxed, fun events; unfortunately, relaxation and fun, when accompanied by alcohol, often lead to inappropriate […]