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  • Employers optimistic about health plan coverage

    November 20, 2014

    A majority of employers – regardless of workforce size – are planning to keep their health plan coverage going into next year as the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate takes effect.


  • Top 10 large tech companies to work for

    November 20, 2014

    From ever-present snacks to nap pods and generous 401(k) matches, these companies offer unique benefits to foster trust in the organization and help keep workers motivated.


  • Employers see role for more tech in retirement plan communications

    November 19, 2014

    Plan sponsors see a growing need to use technology in retirement plan communications, with the majority saying they will increase their use of technology to deliver information to employees over the next two to three years.


  • Adopting benefits administration technology: What employers need to know

    November 19, 2014

    Any benefits technology employers adopt should always engage and educate employees throughout the entire benefit experience. Don’t offer access to technology simply for technology’s sake.


  • CHROs tie higher health, labor costs to ACA

    November 18, 2014

    The HIX marketplace may offer Americans more choice when it comes to health insurance, particularly as public exchange options expand, but it continues to complicate life for HR professionals.


  • 10 LinkedIn red flags hiring managers should look for

    November 18, 2014

    Many potential employees equate LinkedIn profiles to digital resumes, but there are a number of potentially negative red flags employers should be aware of. Several experts at Young Entrepreneur Council, an organization of business founders younger than 40, give advice on the red flags to watch for on the profiles of your potential recruits.


  • Talent war heats up, employers unprepared

    November 17, 2014

    Multiple measures indicate the nation’s unemployment picture is changing for the better. Yet more jobs and an increase in hiring activity also means higher turnover and retention challenges for employers.


  • Rising consumer confidence leading to increased health care spending

    November 17, 2014

    With an expected 5.5% rise in health care costs in 2015 – the same year the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate takes effect – employers have high hopes that spending can be reined through increased employee consumerism.


  • The top 50 large-group employee benefit brokers in the U.S., part 1

    November 17, 2014

    Employee Benefit Adviser, in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge, introduces the first listing of top employee benefit firms in the country to be ranked exclusively on health and welfare revenue. Revealed in descending order, the listing is based on Form 5500 reporting data as of Nov. 7, 2014.


  • Retail, restaurant benefits to feel pain of minimum wage hikes

    November 14, 2014

    Numerous states and cities across the country decided during last week’s midterm elections to raise their minimum wage, which has legal and retail employment experts predicting changes to other benefits could occur as a result.


  • Stalling retirement savings costs big for employees

    November 13, 2014

    Preparing Americans for retirement is at the forefront of priorities for lawmakers and industry, as putting off saving for retirement for even a few years will woefully shortchange employees in their golden years.


  • GAO details factors that led to extremely low SHOP enrollment

    November 13, 2014

    Delays, limited awareness, competition and insufficient subsidies among problems outlined in a Government Accountability Office report on state and federal small group exchanges. CMS says brokers will play a key role in any future growth.


  • Women business owners, young entrepreneurs more likely to offer retirement help to employees

    November 13, 2014

    As retirement confidence among employees remains low, small business owners and their workforces may even be less prepared due to the scarcity of formal retirement education and established retirement savings plans to help this demographic.


  • The top 50 large-group employee benefit brokerages in the U.S., part 1

    November 13, 2014

    Employee Benefit Adviser, in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge, introduces the first listing of top employee benefit firms in the country to be ranked exclusively on health and welfare revenue. Revealed in descending order, the listing is based on Form 5500 reporting data as of Nov. 7, 2014.


  • Gamification helps workers take wellness home

    November 12, 2014

    If employers only look at wellness from a 9-to-5 point of view, they are missing valuable opportunities to engage employees. Wellness doesn’t end at 5 p.m., said one expert at the National Business Coalition on Health’s annual conference.



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