The most significant advantage that self-funded plans offer to employers is access to medical claims data, something insurance companies typically do not share with employers, says George Pantos, executive director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Read More
Tough questioning of attorneys representing the Obama administration have led some to predict that the U.S. Supreme Court will repeal the mandate, though others say don't read too much into the March 26-28 oral arguments. Read More
Large employers at the annual National Business Group on Health conference held last week grappled with uncertainty around health care, but one thing was clear: Employees will be asked to do more to keep costs down by staying healthy and becoming savvier consumers. Read More
While older workers tend to be more concerned about retirement than their younger colleagues, the survey found that the most dramatic shift in attitudes toward retirement security has been among the under-40 set.Read More
Today's workers aren't guaranteed the comfortable post-workforce lives that their predecessors had, so companies are looking for ways to help by unscrambling the current retirement puzzle.
Employers are demanding more while employees are engaging less, but there is one way to keep your best workers from checking out completely—recognizing who they are and rewarding them accordinglyRead More
Employee assistance providers say they continue to see a continued spike in employee calls for help in coping with added work pressures.Read More
Like Charlie Chaplin's character in the comedy Modern Times about an assembly-line worker who loses it after tightening one bolt too many, HR consultant Art Quinn says that when employees are pushed to their limits, the workplace can be a dehumanizing place.Read More
The weekend announcement triggered a spike in stock prices for Taleo, Kenexa and other HR software companies.
For its flexible work program that reinvented the company's workplace culture, Ryan LLC is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for General Excellence.Read More