Category Archives: Employees

The New Nondiscrimination Provisions in Obamacare and What They Mean for You

In May, the Department of Health and Human services (HHS) published a final rule implementing a nondiscrimination provision to the Affordable Care Act. The provision is called Section 1557 and follows in the vein of nondiscriminatory provisions of other acts, Read the full article…

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How Much Do Healthcare Expenses Really Cost U.S. Companies?

Healthcare and the costs are a thorny issue, to say the least. Stories of once-successful companies that watched as their healthcare premiums rose by 25% in just a couple of years are common. Not only has legislation such as the Read the full article…

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4 Secrets to Retaining the Best Employees

There was a time when retaining the best employees simply meant hiring them. It was only a generation ago when employees commonly stayed with their employers for long enough to get married, have children and send them to college. Today, Read the full article…

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3 Ways to Assess the Value of Your Benefits Program

There are many articles out there advising employees on how to assess the value of their particular benefits package. But there are few guides telling benefits administrators how to assess and measure the value of their overall program. Not all Read the full article…

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4 Tax Recordkeeping Tips for Employers

Tax season has come and gone, and summer is when businesses start getting lax about their recordkeeping. Doing so, however, can cause a lot of headaches later on in the year. On the other hand, strong recordkeeping makes tax time Read the full article…

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4 Ways Technology is Changing Employee Benefits

Technology has had a dramatic impact on how employees choose and keep track of their benefits. The tedious and workforce-consuming task of educating and distributing information about benefits has now become efficient and effective. But, technology has the power to Read the full article…

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Are You Getting Value Out of Your Benefits Programs? 3 Reasons You Might Not Be

In a Boston Business Journal article, MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer Joseph Hadzima estimated that the average employer pays anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000 a year per employee to maintain a benefits program. Although the exact number depends Read the full article…

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4 Signs a Benefits Advisor Is Trying to Sell You Something

4 Signs a Benefits Advisor Is Trying to Sell You Something If you are searching for a benefits advisor, you will want one who can give you solid, objective advice that takes your organization’s needs, goals, and demographics into account. Read the full article…

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6 Common Employee Questions about ACA Information Forms, Asked and Answered

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of new reporting requirements that employers must meet. This means employees are receiving new forms– and, naturally, they have questions. Note: On December 28, 2015, in Notice 2016-04, the IRS extended the Read the full article…

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Career Pathing

Career pathing is a structured, comprehensive development planning process intended to help employees visualize their career potential within a company.  The process requires employees to take an honest look at their career goals, skills, needed knowledge, experience and personal characteristics. Read the full article…

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