The Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act have been in effect for more than two decades. Yet, these laws continue to present challenges for employers seeking to balance the legal entitlements of employees against the need to meet operational and workload demands.
As open enrollment season approaches, benefit managers are moving into high gear as they prepare to answer employee questions and concerns about their 2015 benefits. And as employees take on more responsibility for their health care, its more important than ever for them to understand how they can make the most of the programs and benefits their employers are offering.
U.S. health care spending is expected to reach close to 19% of Americas gross domestic product by next year, and private sector leaders are taking the opportunity to unite and create a healthier employee base.
Last week Apple unveiled its Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app to much fanfare. But how these new technologies will fit into or transform the health care landscape remains to be seen. Catch up on EBNs coverage and analysis of the event to see how these new technologies could impact the benefits business:
A panel of U.S. companies representing more than 1 million active employees and another 50 million retirees across the globe convened Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to unveil a campaign aimed at reducing the nations health care costs.
New analysis finds there are four types of private exchanges what are they and how do employers pick which is right for them?
As interest increases in employers offering voluntary benefits, a particularly large number of employers are beginning to add a more robust range of voluntary benefits to improve morale of existing employees and attract new talent.
myEdGPS helps working parents of special needs children map out an education plan for their child and offers guidance on how to access certain services through school systems, leading to tangible savings on health care costs for employers and health plans.
A new analysis estimates even more employers will move active employees to private exchanges in part because brokers are taking on a bigger role in pushing them as a solution to rising health care costs.
As the dust clears on the recession, and the job market picks up, employers are re-examining their compensation and bonus pay structures.
The National Restaurant Associations Dawn Cacciotti is the recipient of EBNs 2014 Judges Choice Benny Award.
Wellness vendors are excited about Apples potential foray into smartwatches. Today, the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology company is expected to announce its next generation of the iPhone. But for those in the employer health care market, their sights are set on the reported iWatch because of its potential use as a wearable fitness and health tracking device.
Since joining the NFL Players Association 25 years ago, Dana Hammonds has launched a successful financial education program and constantly fine-tuned educational topics and outreach to meet players needs. She is the recipient of EBNs 2014 Benny Award for Leadership in Retirement Planning.
As the gap widens on whether e-cigarettes are part of the solution or still part of the greater problem of employee smoking cessation, their popularity is still on the rise. Experts from the health management group HealthFitness have provided some additional tips for employers taking on the challenge of creating e-cigarette policies in the workplace.
Diana Andersens efforts to educate employees made the Affordable Care Act a nonevent for Zions Bancorporation. Andersen is EBNs 2014 Benny Award winner for Benefits Leadership in Health Care.