Wellness champion networks can help customize wellness communication and programs to smaller worksites.
It's Facebook for your health: How new technologies are helping to drive employee behavior change, using employees' love of social media to help provide an encouraging and accountable environment to reach their health goals.
The president of the NBGH, who is retiring this spring, shares her thoughts about health reform and the future of employer-sponsored health coverage.
Employees with ready access to mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, prefer accessing employee benefit and pay information using mobile apps rather than using their desktops and laptop computers, an ADP Research Institute Study shows.
Employee training can be a valuable benefit, yet much of the money and time companies spend on training programs is wasted, contends John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute, a customer service training company. Here are the main reasons group training fails: [Images: Shutterstock]
As we begin the New Year, educating employees about new benefit programs through innovative, digital communication will be absolutely crucial. Here are five predictions for what 2014 will bring.
Its undeniable cloud-based technologies have fundamentally changed how businesses operate. As employers transition from on- to off-premise for HRIS, they are seeing increased productivity and profitability in the obvious ways: lower up-front costs, faster innovation, easier integration, and no nasty upgrade hassles. Its quite possible, however, that a less-obvious HR cloud revolution may prove to be even more meaningful one that is more about people and culture.
Employers should already be focusing on getting ready for 2015 and its an advisers job to tell them this. The play-or-pay penalties will be enforced next January. Benefits lawyer Peter Marathas, of the firm Proskauer Rose and its Health Care Reform Task Force team, says there are three areas advisers need to sit down to prepare their clients for today. [Images: Fotolia]
Workers in San Francisco who have caregiving responsibilities now have the right to request changes to their working conditions, thanks to the Family Friendly Work Ordinance. A similar right-to-request law was also passed in Vermont last spring.
From ACA compliance to better employee communications, now is the time to look ahead to 2014 and make the most of your benefit plans.
As 2013 comes to a close, were taking a look at some of the most popular stories on our website this year. Here are the top five blog items of 2013.
Many organizations aren't taking advantage of the most effective tool to distribute and reinforce messagesbenefits administration technology. Technology is extremely useful in automating many of the tactical components of benefits administration while it also enhances your education and communication strategy.
When it comes to their health benefits, most employees say theyre happy with their current offerings and lack interest in altering their balance of benefits and wages, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
In what can be viewed as a victory for plan sponsors, the Supreme Court ruled that statute of limitation periods written into plan documents are valid, as long as those periods are reasonable.
A record-breaking number of Americans (54%) are considering kicking off 2014 by making financial resolutions, according to a recent study. That's good news for employers, who are increasingly embracing the concept of financial wellness.