Human Resources News & Insights

2 benefits never to put on the chopping block

With healthcare costs continuing to skyrocket — along with fears of triggering the “Cadillac” tax in 2018 — employers are looking into what kinds of benefits they can cut. 

The effect of rising insurance costs on open enrollment, employee demands

With health insurance costs continuing to soar, employees are being asked to shoulder more of the financial load. But as a result, they have some demands of their own. 

Obamacare is raising costs by how much? Survey shows expected impact

The name, “The Affordable Care Act,” doesn’t seem to be doing President Obama’s signature piece of legislation any favors. It appears to have made the law the brunt of employers’ ire because it hasn’t stopped healthcare costs from climbing as the name suggests it would.

A growing problem that could drive up your healthcare costs

You contribute a lot of money so your employees can have health insurance. And, most likely, you want them to use it to stay healthy — and stave off serious (not to mention costly) medical problems down the road. There’s just one problem. 

Employers pumping the brakes on dependent health coverage

To either help you decide how to adjust your benefit offerings this open enrollment season or justify some of the decisions you’ve already made, here’s a look at what other employers are doing with dependent health coverage. 

How high will health premiums climb in 2015? Early estimates are in

The question isn’t if you’ll pay more for your health plan next year. The question is: How much more you’ll pay? 

Employers admit to not-so-nice moves in wake of health reform

The Obama Administration probably isn’t going to like this latest piece of research on its healthcare reform law. 

How the best companies hold the line on health plan costs

What’s the prescription for bringing healthcare costs under control? It’s not a single cure-all, but rather a series of medications designed to work together to keep your health plan costs from crippling you. 

Case study: Putting more money in employees’ pockets

Periodically, we like to offer success stories from HR pros from across the U.S. This account of how one employer improved morale and retention comes courtesy of Beth Lordi, manager and part owner of Loccisano’s Golden Dawn in Ellwood City, PA. 

How drastic will health cost increases be in 2013?

It’s no surprise healthcare costs will increase in 2013. They increase every year. But what may surprise you is the extent to which they’ll increase.