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  • DC benefit model generates much talk, little action

    The Affordable Care Act’s ongoing rollout continues to plague employers as many look for alternative benefit structures to help with rising costs. The defined contribution benefit model – touted as a way to lower costs for employers and increase choice for employees – is generating lots of discussion but are employers ready to take the plunge?

  • De-risking defined benefits plans needs to be a corporate priority

    Commentary: Rising interest rates and strong stock market performance have improved funding ratios for DB plans and created an environment in which plan sponsors can — and are — acting decisively to mitigate risk.

  • Benny Award nominations now open

    Everyone appreciates a little recognition for their professionalism, their dedication to their work and to their employees ... and the world of benefits decision-makers is no different. It’s once again time to take a moment and see if this is the year you – or one of your colleagues – might be the right pick for our annual Benny Awards.

  • Mercer Marketplace offers identity theft protection as voluntary benefit

    Identity theft and data security is a concern of every shopper whether they shop online or at brick-and-mortar stores. But as the more profound breaches at Macy’s and Target have gained hold on consumer minds, voluntary benefit offerings have surfaced on private insurance exchanges to help combat this growing digital dilemma.

  • Experts caution due diligence in private exchange selection to avoid conflicts of interest

    As employers begin to look at private exchanges as a means to provide health care benefits to their active employee population questions are being raised about potential conflicts of interest for consulting firms that also act as exchange purveyors.

  • Why sleep is crucial to any wellness plan

    It’s no surprise Americans are tired. That’s why employers shouldn't ignore sleep solutions when implementing wellness programs.

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