2021 dollar limits on health savings accounts and retirement accounts
2022 is just around the corner. That means you’re planning for your health, fringe and leave benefits for the new year. The pandemic has made this challenging. And the Biden administration’s policy changes are making it even more confusing. Why? There are a number of proposed reforms that would affect health and leave programs. And […]
As the U.S. starts to return to work and the new “normal,” there are four factors risk management expert Pete Edgmon says employers “need to be mindful of.” They are: Employee demographics: Firms have to consider the nature of the company when evaluating health plan costs. For example, do employees do strenuous labor or do […]
Working parents are far more susceptible to stress and burnout than their childless counterparts. In fact, full-time working mothers experience 40% more chronic stress than working women with no children, and it was recently reported that 9.8 million working mothers in the U.S. are suffering from burnout. There’s no question that women are disproportionately impacted […]
IRS allows extension for healthcare requirement
With return to the workplace plans well underway, some employers are adding extra perks to make the office as appealing as possible for fans of remote work. Companies have added things like schedule flexibility, new health benefits, casual dress codes — and even are allowing workers to bring pets into the office. But another one […]
Hard to believe, but we’re halfway through the year. And firms and their HR professionals have been planning their benefit strategies for next year as the Great Resignation marches on into 2023. Due to fluctuating economic conditions and the tight labor market, 2023 is going to be a balancing act between ensuring benefits are […]
In a recent case study detailing what worked and what didn’t, Dan Bengyak, Vice President of Administrative Services at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY, shares how his company dealt with a vacation time issue: We had an interesting problem on our hands when it came to employees’ vacation time — they had […]
Coordinating benefits: It’s one of the easiest areas of benefits management to mess up, and one of the of costliest to correct after the fact.
If your company has made a tremendous shift in the employee wellness benefit it’s offering in 2021 due to the pandemic, you are far from alone. But are these benefits a smart investment? You can judge that for yourself. A new report by Wellable found employers are investing in the following wellness benefits this year: […]
To keep up with employee absence regs and DOL guidelines, employers need to put in place a robust management program – to define, measure and benchmark absence – to help avoid a lawsuit.
It’s a rare case, but one that could affect more employers as the pandemic continues: An employer can’t force a teleworking employee to return, a Massachusetts federal district court ruled. In Peeples v. Clinical Support Opinions, Gabriel Peeples, an asthmatic social worker, asked for an accommodation to continue to telework. When he was called back […]
guidelines on setting policy for COVID-19 vaccines
It’s no secret that the majority of employees are fans of remote work. And when companies first started bringing workers back to the office, more than half said they’d consider quitting if they were forced back. With the current talent shortage, many employers are offering remote or hybrid work options in order to attract and […]
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