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TOOL Health Observances for February

January 28, 2009
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It’s fitting that in February we would observe American Heart Month. But Welcoa, which aims to help improve the health of working Americans, points out that February is the month to make employees aware of other conditions and issues.
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TOOL Successfully Communicating Your Wellness Program to Employees

January 26, 2009
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For companies seeking to inspire employees to improve their health or stay well, Sibson Consulting offers 'Reaching Employees in the Right Place at the Right Time: Four Steps to Successfully Communicating Your Organization’s Wellness Program.'
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SPECIAL REPORT Downturn May Limit Lump-Sum Pension Payments

January 22, 2009
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Because of chaos in the financial markets, many employers are discovering that they may be restricted in their ability to provide lump-sum payments to retiring employees.
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TOOL Compliance With Social Security Number Protection

January 14, 2009
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Companies that use and collect Social Security numbers of customers and employees need to ensure that they are up to date on the latest legislation and how to comply. A legal update offers relevant information.
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TOOL Combating Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

January 12, 2009
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers a number of best practices in four areas for employers.
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TOOL Preparing for Disaster

January 12, 2009
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The Wellness Council of America aims to help employers help their employees be prepared with 'Are You Ready? Health Promotion Takes On Emergency Preparedness.'
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TOOL How to Assess What Employees Want in a Health-Promotion Program

January 9, 2009
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A first step in developing a health-promotion program is finding out what employees want. A Wellness Council of America sample survey can guide companies in devising their own surveys.
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TOOL The 411 on Retirement Plans

January 9, 2009
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Seeking detailed information about retirement plans? The Internal Revenue Service offers content that can answer questions about the types of retirement plans, their features and how they work.
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TOOL The Financial Crisis and State-Local Defined Benefit Plans

January 9, 2009
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This paper from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College may assist managers as they help employees sort through their concerns about the effect the economic downturn could have on their retirement.
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TOOL The Financial Crisis and Private Defined Benefit Plans

January 9, 2009
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The paper by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College can arm managers with information that could be used to help employees whose retirement depends on traditional pension plans sort through their concerns.
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