Insurers offering family policies to a person with an opposite-sex spouse must also sell to someone whose spouse is of the same sex, regardless of whether the marriage is recognized by their state government, the Department of Health and Human Services said today.
With the Olympics now behind us, this time of year usually marks the sports netherworld between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament, which is better known as March Madness. This lull provides employers with an excellent opportunity to contemplate the issues that March Madness creates in their workplace.
As open enrollment for marketplaces on Healthcare.gov will conclude at the end of the month, federal health officials have nabbed NBA star LeBron James to shoot up a buzzer beater that will garner more attention from Americans in need of affordable health insurance.
Private industry employers spent, on average, $29.63 per hour worked for total employee compensation in December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. Wages and salaries averaged $20.76 per hour worked and accounted for 70.1% of that cost, while benefits averaged $8.87 and accounted for the remaining 29.9%.
For introverts, the communication that's required to network and interact with others creates intense fear and, in some cases, makes it impossible to job hunt. To help shy people succeed in the working world, Careercast, a job search portal, has identified 10 of the best jobs that play to introverts' strengths while avoiding an overload of interactions each day. The best jobs for shy people include archivist, astronomer, film/video editor and, perhaps ironically, social media manager, says CareerCast's new report.
Joining the suites smartphone app launch last year and its mobile Web functionality, the Boston-based investment company says that it will begin to offer the iPad and iPad Mini options to workplace participants and individual mobile tablet users.
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