Benefits

The 5th Nominee for the Worst Employer of 2018 is … the Political Pension Preventer

If you fire a long-tenured employee (hint: former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe) on the eve of his pension vesting, you might be the worst employer of 2018.

ERISA section 510 provides: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, fine, suspend, expel, discipline, or discriminate against a participant or beneficiary for exercising any right to which he is entitled under the provisions of an employee benefit plan … or for the purpose of interfering with the attainment of any right to which such participant may become…

The New Retirement: 4 Ideas to Help HR With Its Mature-Age Employees

HR leaders must focus on new policies that are beneficial for employees as well as the organizations that offer them.

Not only are people working longer into the traditional retirement years, but the vision of retirement and what it means to retire is evolving altogether. Such factors are creating challenges for HR leaders who are now tasked with finding ways to help mature-age workers discover the next phase of their lives while developing initiatives that allow the organization to utilize…

Promising Drop in Financial Stress Does a Troubling 180

Employees are losing confidence in their finances, affecting their health and their ability to be productive at work. How can the benefits industry respond to this troubling trend?

After six years of reporting increasing confidence in their financial situation, workers’ attitudes took a serious nosedive when thinking about their money issues and how they affect their lives, a recent biannual survey found.

When 26 Becomes the New 30 — Millennials Grow Up at Work

Millennial workers roll off their parents’ health plan at age 26 and face their own financial future. How can employers help?

For millennial workers these days, there’s another important milestone between turning a quarter-century old and hitting the big 3-0. For many, 26 marks the age they must move off their parents’ health insurance plan and start building their own financial future. Many will turn to their employer-sponsored health plans, but this is just the start of providing millennials with the…

YourForce: HR Activism and Retirement Planning

Editor-in-Chief Mike Prokopeak celebrates HR activism. Also, what lessons from Enron's 2001 collapse could HR professionals still find valuable today?

Editor-in-Chief Mike Prokopeak celebrates HR activism. Also, what lessons from Enron’s 2001 collapse could HR professionals still find valuable today?

UnitedHealthcare Reconsiders Drug Rebate System for Some Employee Customers

UnitedHealthcare’s decision to pass drug rebates to certain customers is a step in the right direction, though there’s plenty left to do to fix the nation’s problem of rising prescription drug prices.

UnitedHealthcare’s decision to pass drug rebates to certain customers is a step in the right direction, though there’s plenty left to do to fix the nation’s problem of rising prescription drug prices.