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‘Vaping’ Decision Up in the Air, but Some Fuming About Potential e-Cigarette Regulation

October 29, 2014
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As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.


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Stepping Up to Cover Autism Treatment

October 28, 2014
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A growing number of companies such as JPMorgan Chase are extending their health care plans to include comprehensive coverage for autism.


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Retirement Savings On Course? Depends Whom You Ask, Of Course

October 27, 2014
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Plan sponsors are getting a lot of conflicting information.


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A Benefit Evolution

October 1, 2014
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Health care benefits still offer a sense of financial and emotional security despite the substantial changes in who pays for what.
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When a Company Match Is in the Mix

September 30, 2014
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There’s no set structure, and companies aren’t required to match employee 401(k) contributions; for those that do, formulas vary.


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The Prognosis for Fall Benefits Season? Confusion

September 28, 2014
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Many employees will find new benefit options and other changes that will require more education and assistance from employers as workers make their choices.
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Take Care to Communicate ACA Messages

September 8, 2014
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There are ways to communicate with employees that put your benefit plans as well as the Affordable Care Act in a positive light.


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Sorry, ERISA Is Hardly a Failure

September 5, 2014
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Not everyone has a 401(k) at work, but that is irrelevant. Retirement safeguards are in place for workers, and besides, anyone can open an IRA either at a bank or online. 


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Mapping Out Workforce Wellness in Eastern and Western Europe

September 4, 2014
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Governments across Europe have been making budget cuts and wellness programs are among the first to go.


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Parker Conrad's New Zen-sation

September 2, 2014
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Parker Conrad and his cloud-based HR platform, Zenefits, are among Silicon Valley’s hottest tickets, but it’s the people, not the profit, that sits at the forefront of the CEO’s mind.
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