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Benefit Design and Communication

McDo’s and McDon’ts of Financial Education

September 12, 2013
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When it comes to employee communication — especially on a topic as complex as finances — there is no fast-food version that suffices.
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Employer Health Premium Costs Climb at a Slower Pace: Survey

August 23, 2013
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The Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey reveals employer-sponsored health insurance costs are rising at a slower pace than in the previous two years — a calm before the Affordable Care Act adoption.
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Medical Mythbusters Crack Back on Health Care Costs

August 14, 2013
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Bevy of so-called solutions to curbing costs are caught in the crossfire as authors debunk such fixes as wellness plans and predictive modeling formulas.


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Differences Between SUB-pay and Traditional Severance Pay

August 13, 2013
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The plan is a tax-exempt trust account set up by employers to offset state unemployment insurance.
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2013 Game Changer: Katie Nedl

August 11, 2013
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Global head of benefits, BlackRock, New York
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Overturn of DOMA Opens Policy Options for Employers

August 8, 2013
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The ruling’s impact may be greatest for smaller businesses that don’t have comprehensive coverage packages for LGBT workers.
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Top Athletes Are Top Priority for Wellness Incentives at Some Organizations

August 6, 2013
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With “über-athletes” among the workforce, one human resources director sought to engage these fitness superstars to champion wellness initiatives and motivate their colleagues.
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Economy, Obama Administration Policies Are Top Employer Priorities in 2013: Survey

July 9, 2013
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Employers are focusing on current economic conditions and the policies of the Obama administration this year, according to a survey conducted by law firm Littler Mendelson.
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Age Becoming an Issue With Health Care Benefits, Study Shows

July 3, 2013
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Employers review their coverage options as they note younger workers are opting out of health plans while the number of older employees climbs.
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Employees Finding Their Financial Fitness Footing

June 25, 2013
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Recent survey results from Financial Finesse show employers are providing more financial tools, but also employees are asking for help in greater numbers, too.
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