Guest blogger Adam Miloro maintains the issue concerning 401(k) loans continues to be the lack of education surrounding them. Its true there are certain situations where taking a loan from ones retirement plan could make sense, he writes, but for many employees loans signify a much larger problem: living beyond one's means.
Wanting to leverage the new fitness facility to better help employees manage their work balance, Brocade launched a WellFit council made up of a cross-functional group of about 10 people.
Forty-one percent of those surveyed said they have held off on hiring new employees as a result of the ACA. One of the most concerning unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act is that we see employers looking to stay under the 50-employee threshold, if at all possible, says one expert.
Ninety percent of Americans lack confidence that they have enough savings to cover emergencies and the long-term implications of serious illnesses, such as cancer, Alzheimers or heart disease, reports the National Institute for Wellness Solutions.
Perhaps few people are as intimately familiar with the 840-plus-page immigration bill as Rebecca Peters. The director and counsel for legislative affairs for ACIP, Peters has been following the act since its conception and, should it pass in its current form, she says it has lots of good news for employers.
Nearly three out of five retirees say they retired earlier than they expected, according to a survey of retirees and pre-retirees conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Just one in nine pre-retirees, meanwhile, is completely confident in their ability to pay for their health care retirement expenses.
However, just dealing with the current landscape (both in terms of importing and exporting wage-earners) can be challenging enough, even before reforms are taken into account.
Having access to adult back-up care has allowed employees to work six days in the past six months that they otherwise would have missed, according to a BrightHorizons survey.
The 2013 ABCs of employee benefits Contributing Editor Ed Bray offers up the hottest benefits plan trends for 2013 from A to Z.
Who knew that making beer and implementing a self-funded health plan were so similar? Heres what the two have in common.
Embassy Suites empowers employees through ongoing training and consistent rewards and recognition.
The success of Dickerson Employee Benefits is built on community values.
Although the Supreme Court only recently took up the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the issue has been around since the early 2000s, when large employers began to voluntarily offer health coverage to same-sex domestic partners.
To be truly global, employers must combine local best benefits practices with their global philosophy.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal addressed benefits professionals at a MetLife event, saying leaders are always responsible, no matter what caused a problem in the workplace.