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.
As media interest in health insurance exchanges decreases over time, the insurance industry may need to develop more effective communications to reach the uninsured.
Many job seekers view seasonal retail positions as commodity jobs they dont necessarily care where they work because its short-term and the pay is similar wherever they go. For employers, that means they can encounter difficulty finding the best talent.
Funding for Social Security Disability Insurance is set to run out by 2016, and if no further action from Congress is taken, SSDI recipients could see a 20% reduction in benefits.
More than two-thirds of state and local public employees feel confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement.
A recent technical release issued by the U.S. Department of Labor imposes severe dollar limits on employers wanting to make pre-tax contributions to the medical flexible spending accounts for eligible employees.
Over the next decade, the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 30%, and improvements in both detection and treatment have led cancer to become, in some cases, more of a chronic condition than a terminal illness.
Employers are spending more money to keep their employees healthy, even if it means sacrificing other benefits.
Data analytics offers companies a better way to recruit employees and identify those who are most likely to stay. But are employers embracing it?
A significant divide exists between the open enrollment tactics employees find helpful and those that employers actually provide. For instance, 94% percent of employers agree that one-on-one, in-person meetings are an effective tactic to engage employees, but less than half implement it.
Multiple vendors providing best-of-breed solutions that are not integrated with each other present budgeting, deployment and management costs and challenges for benefit managers.
Weve heard of buyers remorse, but vacation remorse? A new survey suggests one-in-three senior managers said taking too little time off was the biggest mistake they made with their last vacation.
There are few smiles as the ACAs effect on dental coverage begins to be better understood. Coupling dental benefits with health care coverage may have unintended consequences and complicate access for employees.