RSS icon

Top Stories

Latest News

Rolling Out Dough May Motivate Employees to Drop Pounds, Study Shows

March 12, 2013
Comments (0)
By providing financial incentives, employers may be able to motivate employees to stick with weight-loss programs, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Twice as many individuals were able to achieve a total weight-loss goal when offered a monetary reward than individuals who were offered nothing, according to the study.
Read More

Majority of Employers Want to Improve Health Care Plan Efficiency, Reduce Costs: Survey

March 12, 2013
Comments (0)
Most employers plan to find ways to improve the efficiency of their health care plans rather than shift employees and retirees to insurance exchanges, according to a recent Towers Watson & Co. survey.
Read More

Most Employers Plan to Continue Offering Health Care Plans

March 1, 2013
Comments (0)
An overwhelming majority of midsized and large companies plan to continue offering employees health care plans, rather than pay the high price of penalties and other financial costs.
Read More

Mercer Launches U.S. Pension Buyout Index

February 27, 2013
Comments (0)
Mercer has launched a U.S. Pension Buyout Index to help employers who are considering shifting retiree benefits responsibilities to premium insurers.
Read More

FMLA Can Be Used as a Warning System to Prevent Costly Absences: Survey

February 26, 2013
Comments (0)
Employers may be able to use the Family and Medical Leave Act as an early warning system to prevent or minimize costs associated with disability absences. According to a recent report, paying attention to FMLA claims gives employers the chance to connect employees with employee assistance programs and other existing health benefits.
Read More

Women Represent Untapped Resource for Manufacturing Industry

February 22, 2013
Comments (0)
Women make up about a quarter of the manufacturing industry's workforce, according to a report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. The same report suggests the industry should actively focus on recruiting women to hundreds of thousands of empty positions.
Read More

Integrated Employee Recruitment Framework Could Save Time and Money

February 22, 2013
Comments (0)
As organizations seek to control costs and gain greater visibility into their total talent supply, more companies are adopting an integrated approach to talent acquisition.
Read More

Religious Objections to Health Care Requirements

February 22, 2013
Comments (0)
Sakile Chenzira sued her employer, claiming she was discriminated against because of her religious beliefs in veganism. The U.S. district court ruled that veganism could be considered a “religious practice” and that Chenzira may have a plausible bias claim against the hospital.
Read More

Final Heath Care Reform Law Regulation Limits Employee's Out-of-Pocket Expenses

February 21, 2013
Comments (0)
A final health care reform law regulation will limit the contribution amount an employee can pay for health care plans. The regulation will take effect in 2014.
Read More

Majority of Employers Hope to Avoid Health Care Reform Compliance Costs: Survey

February 15, 2013
Comments (0)
A survey released by Willis Group Holdings shows a majority of employers say avoiding costs increases brought on by health care reform is very important to their business. Nearly two-thirds of employers who have calculated cost compliance say the law has led to increases, according to the survey.
Read More