Benefits (125)

Obamacare Take 2: Many Are Unaware of Open Enrollment

If the initial rollout last year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, was an acknowledged disaster, the second-year rollout may be a "no-show." So reports MSN.


Freezing Eggs: Progressive Perk or Free-Range Corporate Control?

The recent announcement by Facebook and Apple that they will cover the cost of freezing the eggs of female employees who choose to preserve them for child-bearing at a later time has caused a stir in the benefits world.


Coca-Cola Revises Exec Pay After Criticism

Bowing to pressure from its shareholders – including Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (Coke's largest shareholder) and a frequent critic of out-sized executive pay packages – the world's leading beverage maker announced that its long-term incentive compensation program would be awarded to a smaller group of executives than was proposed in April. So reports Yahoo Finance.


How Happy – and Healthy – Is Your Workplace?

It's a question that can be answered any number of ways because of the pure scope of the meaning of the word 'health.'


Reflecting on a Retirement Plan Milestone

Believe it or not, we just passed the 40th anniversary of Congress's passing of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, better known as ERISA, and the inception of the 401(k) retirement plan that has changed the way American companies do business – and how our workforce plans for retirement. So reports Fox Business.


ObamaCare, Take 2: Second-Year Enrollment Challenges

It seems like only yesterday that the HR world was gearing up for the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act – perhaps because the fallout and unexpected turnaround in enrollment numbers extended from October of last year well into 2014. So reports The New York Times.


Bigger Bonuses, Pay Raises in the Offing for Some Employees

One reason for optimism heading into fall and winter: more substantial bonuses and raises, especially for top performers in certain industries. So reports CNN Money.


Employee Raises Set to Rise Slightly in 2015

In yet another sign that the U.S. economy is improving, your employees can likely look forward to a slightly better raise in 2015 than this year or last. So reports Benefitspro and SHRM.


How 7 Deadly Sins of Retirement Can Derail the Golden Years

Most of us are familiar with references to the "Seven Deadly Sins" in contexts of religion, literature or art through the ages. They're generally cited as a roadmap to damnation for God-fearing individuals whose faith takes such transgressions to heart. By some accounts, they've even played a role in bringing down the great empires and civilizations of the world.


The Ominous Threat of ACA’s Latest Court Challenge

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) was dealt a potentially damaging blow last week when a three-judge panel of the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – widely regarded as second in influence only to the U.S. Supreme Court – struck down one of its key provisions. Of course, the ACA mandates and the specifics of the law matter greatly to HR pros.


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