Now that 401(k) plans have grown to become the No. 1 way U.S. workers save for retirement, it’s no secret many plan sponsors turn to experts to run the entire plan — or certain parts.Read More
I read survey results from the American Institute of CPAs that shows a majority of U.S. adults cannot accurately identify basic health insurance terms — benefits 'sight words,' so to speak.
In 2012, nearly 37 percent of plan sponsors offered professionally managed accounts in 401(k) plans compared with 26 percent in 2008.Read More
I am a new HR coordinator and have been asked to develop a system for employees accruing vacation/sick/personal time. I would appreciate any ideas. We are a very small company of eight employees. Our small company has never had a system for accrual of employee vacation/sick/personal time. Where do we begin?
— No Starting Point, HR coordinator, health care, Illinois
According to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s 2012 HR/Benefits Pulse Survey on Wellness, 41 percent of midsize companies and 53 percent of large companies offer exercise programs as part of their overall employee wellness program.Read More
As cases of metabolic syndrome spike nationally, the insurer is seeing a decline after three years of the program.Read More
A health promotion consultancy offers thoughts to consider when assessing whether your wellness leader is a dinosaur headed for the tar pit.Read More
Al Lewis touted disease-management programs; now he thinks they’re diseased. Does he have the cure or is he just the cough that won’t go away?Read More
The flu can have a tremendous effect on the workplace and the economy.Read More
While the same percentage of men and women participate in company 401(k) plans, men saved an average of $100,000 compared with $59,300 for women.Read More