Benefits (160)

Most Employees Don't Change Benefits Picks: Studies

When it comes to employee benefits–especially health insurance–the recent Aflac “WorkForces Report” indicates that the vast majority of U.S. workers are reluctant to change their benefits options, mainly because they don’t fully understand the range of choices open to them. So reports


While Health Costs Decline, Some Employees Feel the Pinch

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to fulfill its mission of providing health insurance for America’s uninsured and under-insured populations, it’s proving to be a mixed blessing for both employers and employees. So reports


Naysayers Worry Paid Family Leave May Backfire

For many families, the decision to have a baby is one that requires substantial deliberation. Do we have enough money? Is our home large enough? Will we be able to provide all the necessities? And, the question that is often complex for men and women alike; what about my job?


Not Getting Enough Sleep? Dream On (Literally)

Corporate America needs to not wake up and smell the coffee. A year or two ago, it seemed that sitting was “the new smoking,” or the on-the-job health hazard that was likely to kill us prematurely. Now there’s serious alarm-clock buzz about sleep deprivation, and it’s becoming the stuff of which professional nightmares are made. So reports The Washington Post.


Dementia in the Workplace: a Multi-Sided Challenge


Much has been written about the Boomers as the “sandwich” generation: having to care for children and, with more frequency, aging parents – sometimes simultaneously. Now, however, with people working longer and delaying retirement comes a different, growing workplace challenge, adding perhaps another “layer” to that sandwich.


Is it Time to Officially Implement the Workcation?

With the proliferation of mobile technology, wi-fi access and a growing acceptance of working off-site, employees and employers are hoping to find the optimal work-life balance.


Are Your Employees Saving Enough (Or At All) for Retirement?

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)’s Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS), more than half of those surveyed do not have a nest egg of at least $25,000 (not counting their homes or any defined-benefit pensions). So reports Fox Business.


Corporate Wellness Programs in the Spotlight at SHRM Conference

One of the 200 or so concurrent sessions at the upcoming SHRM annual conference in Las Vegas is entitled “20 Characteristics of a Successful Worksite Wellness Program.”


Employee Wellness Programs: Perk or Punishment?

It’s become a popular catch-phrase in corporate America this year: Wellness Programs. It’s why staffers are seen walking around the office wearing Fitbit devices that measure their vital statistics. So reports U.S. News & World Report.


Does a 'Traditional Retirement Age' Still Exist?

It’s rapidly becoming a quaint image of post-World War II, 20th-century life. A professional man (mainly) works for the same company for 25 or 30 years until age 60 or 65; retires with a gold watch, a farewell party and a pension; and spends the rest of his days fishing or playing golf.


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