While employers expect to continue implementing cost-sharing measures in their health care plans in 2014, most plan on keeping group coverage for the next year. And just 5% of employers anticipate moving employees to a private exchange, according to the 2013/2014 Verisight and McGladrey Compensation, Retirement and Benefits Trends Survey.
As baby boomers plan to retire in the next five years, nonprofit organizations are readying for the challenges ahead. More than a third of nonprofits surveyed by the Plan Sponsor Council of America anticipate difficulties recruiting staff to fill vacancies left by retiring boomers.
Theres some good news for those who fear that putting health care financial decisions in the hands of employees might produce nothing but confusion. Instead, a new survey indicates that employees who actively contribute to their HSAs do indeed become more engaged and involved in managing their health.
The best way to encourage healthy decisions is to make cultural changes that affect the entire workforce, as well as the broad environment. Here are nine suggestions for small changes that can have big results.
June Felix and Deborah McWhinney Citigroup sit down with Heather Landy, editor-in-chief of SourceMedia's Amercian Banker magazine, to discuss the company's new paperless payment system for health bills, including HSAs and FSAs.
Its not hard to make a compelling case for the value of income replacement products in the voluntary benefits suite, but theyre still a low priority for many HR decision makers. A new federal caucus and some new employee-centered awareness might give disability insurance the focus it needs.
Contributing Editor Ed Bray looks ahead to 2014 and outlines 25 areas to watch. In part 1: Everything from analyzing health data to HIPAA compliance and beyond.
Dr. Rafael Bengoa, the Basque region's former minister of health, is currently serving as an adviser to President Obama on ACA implementation.
After speaking with the leader of Towers Watson's Exchange Solutions segment and Liazons CEO to understand how small and larger employers should strategically approach the private exchanges, here are the key thoughts employers of any size should consider when deciding whether to shift to a defined contribution approach to health care benefits.
At the crux of the issue are two constitutional distinctions: whether the corporations are people rights of for-profit companies extend to religious rights for the corporation, as opposed to just their owners, and what kind of accommodations for different views are required.
Chris Duchesne, VP, Global Workplace Solutions for Care.com, outlines the generational shifts in workforce demographics that are causing employers to re-examine their child care and elder care benefit offerings.
Learning to cope with treatment or even the time or alternative work arrangements required for an employee helping a loved one dealing with cancer can be a challenge for any HR professional, but a new guide hopes to provide better understanding.
What the lessons of retail marketing can teach benefit professionals about selling and engaging employees in benefit decisions, resulting in more buy-in on health exchanges.
The announcement that insurance carriers can offer one-year renewals for plans that were cancelled for not being compliant with the Affordable Care Act will have no effect on large employers, most of whom are currently in the middle of open enrollment. Small group plans, however, could be affected.
More than a million worksites could be affected if the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration changes who submits work-related injury data and how, but is this just another example of regulation by shaming? Meanwhile, OSHA has led the charge attacking employer safety plans which measure their success based on this same injury data.