Human Resources News & Insights

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. 

3 ways Obamacare can help your company

Healthcare reform is obviously not what everyone wishes it could be. Everyone wishes costs were lower, for example. But that’s not to say it’s completely devoid of redeeming qualities.

10 ACA questions employees want you to answer – now

If employees haven’t come to you with questions about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) affect on them, get ready … they’re coming. Want to know what they’re going to ask? 

10 employment regs that actually save you money

Most employment laws cost you money — but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Small business still doesn’t understand health reform

By this point, every company knows what they have to do to comply with healthcare reform, right? A new study says that might not be the case.

After health reform decision: What’s next for employers?

After one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in recent memory, companies can now start focusing on complying with the next wave of healthcare reform provisions.

Health insurers to issue more than $1B in rebates to customers, employers

If you sponsor a health plan, and you’re not self-insured, you could be getting a nice fat check from your insurance carrier this August.

Warning: New technology makes it easier to uncover workers’ comp violations

How easy is it to spot a company failing to fund workers’ comp benefits? It can’t be too hard if just eight inspectors in Georgia were able to uncover 538 businesses without comp insurance in just three months. What’s changed?

Feds’ new rules & deadline for health summaries

The healthcare reform law requires employers who sponsor health plans to provide workers with “summaries of coverage.” But after some delays, the feds just published the final rules, deadline and sample documents.

Feds call health insurer on carpet for ‘unreasonable’ premium hike

The first health insurer has been flagged by the federal government for lumping an “unreasonable” rate increase on customers. But the company says it’s done nothing wrong.