Commentary: Meditation is not just some quirky, hippy philosophy; it is actually grounded in physiology. Some companies have taken these benefits so seriously that they have dedicated quiet rooms within the office so employees can meditate.
Employees need disability insurance and most employers are offering a group solution. But what can be done to enhance employees adoption of their available coverage?
Hiring managers take note: State laws banning criminal background checks until after a candidate has been offered an interview are gaining momentum.
The move to a private exchange could be difficult for employees who generally are not accustomed to making benefits plan decisions for themselves, or who balk at the potential of an increased out-of-pocket burden. Its incumbent upon employers to guide them through the transition to help them accept the idea that having more power and choice is a good trade-off to taking on more risk.
Benefit advisers and employers should follow these suggestions from Mercer on ways to make open enrollment 2015 successful for companies and employers alike.
For some employer groups, setting high standards starts with hiring the right people, and from Manchester United Foundations mindset, as one of the most popular and successful sports teams on Earth, strong leadership and culture is imperative to high performance among employees.
Employees are increasingly dissatisfied with their benefits, and therefore dissatisfied with their employers, but new research shows better benefits education can help.
Two court rulings issued this week taking opposing views on the legality of subsidies granted to individuals who enroll in the public health care exchanges have the potential to further delay the employer mandate, say some legal experts.
In another blow to President Barack Obamas signature legislation, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the plaintiff, declaring the laws premium subsidies are invalid in more than two dozen states due to the laws specific language.
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Wellness and retirement educational tools are paramount in an ever-changing landscape of employee benefits, and Mercer has taken a unique approach in its newest endeavor, Mercer Benefits U.
Ann Mond Johnson, chairman of the board of managers at ConnectedHealth, a private health care exchange, discusses two components of health care consumerism -- choice and transparency -- and how benefit managers can foster better health care consumerism among employees.
The statistics on type 2 diabetes are staggering but the condition that precedes it presents a window of opportunity for employers to have a real, positive impact on employee health.
Workforce science uses data gleaned from a number of sources pre-employment personality assessments, employer data (everything from how long a persons been in the job to how many vacation days theyve taken to where theyre located and who their manager is) and publicly available macroeconomic data from government agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help determine which applicants are more likely to stay on the job, which in turn lowers attrition and recruiting costs.
An increase in the offering of consumer-driven health care products has not translated into increased understanding on the part of consumers exposing a need for more assistance from benefit professionals and educational tools.