With the Affordable Care Act expected to force employers to find more nimble ways to curb health care costs, Wisconsin legislators have put forward a new proposal that would offer tax credits to companies that provide workplace wellness programs.
More and more employers are looking to wellness programs to help relieve the expected burden of the Affordable Care Acts excise tax on their high-cost plans. While 35% have already taken action to add or improve these supplemental programs, approximately 47% say they are considering this option, according to a new employer survey from Mercer.
Like it or not, limited plan options seem here to stay. Employers and brokers discuss their strategies for navigating through them.
Telecommuting and, by extension, virtual work, is a positive force for both employers and employees. But aren't there plenty of cases of virtual employees blurring that work/life boundary, perhaps staying glued to their screens well into the evening hours?
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.
Rising health care costs are driving employers to audit their covered dependents to eliminate working spouses.
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