President Barack Obamas health care overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government can't give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities.
Improving employee communication and hiring a service provider to file the Form 5500 can help plan sponsors avoid a DOL audit.
Employees across the country can expect to see an average increase of 3% in base salaries in the coming year, and some experts are advising employers to remember that if budgets are tight, there are other means to keep employees happy.
TopTenOnlineColleges.org shows which capabilities employers will find most valuable by the year 2020.
The DOL says employers reacting to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling by canceling contraceptive coverage will be required to notify their employees of the change, an important administrative note for benefit advisers working with employers electing to do so.
The Affordable Care Act is driving the costs of their medical plans higher, with a majority of employers saying they believe that the ACA will continue to put upward pressure on medical plan costs.
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