Employers who wish to conduct a dependent eligibility audit should be prepared with a strong communication plan to explain their reasons for the audit and how it will help employees in the long run.
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Fall is in the air. Which means it’s open enrollment time! If your organization is one of the many heading into open enrollment, here are some common open enrollment questions, answered.
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FMLA may be an option for an employee that is suffering from workplace stress, especially if it rises to the point of a serious health condition that affects the employee’s ability to perform their work duties.
Will 2019 be the year of the cyber criminal? Read about this and other cybersecurity risks in the latest Threat Intelligence report.
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Learn about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance and accommodations for pregnant employees and the potential impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling. Some employers might choose to do nothing while others implement best practices – know what you’re getting into whichever course you take.
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School districts are facing unprecedented challenges with
recruitment and retention. Districts must compete for
top talent amid staff shortages, dwindling budgets, and
increasing employee demands for better benefits and
higher wages. Complicating this challenge is the fact that
more district staff members are leaving their posts than
ever. For this reason, student loan assistance is an emerging
benefit districts can offer, and can be more affordable
than you would think.
More employees are working
past age 65 instead of retiring, and many employers are wondering: Does the employee’s Medicare
eligibility affect the employer’s benefit programs? This eBook addresses the most
common questions we receive regarding issues such as eligibility, entitlement, health plan design and enrollment, employee education, and more. Register for our Nov. 7 webinar "How to explain the Medicare puzzle to your employees aged 65+ and still working" to learn how Medicare affects your organization, your employees and your benefit plans.
As businesses become
more interconnected, the risk of a third-party data breach
at your organization becomes more imminent. It’s no
longer enough to simply secure your organization’s
network systems and data. Your risk management
program needs to look beyond the perimeter of your
organization to properly vet the third-party vendors who
have access to your networks and data. Fortunately, your
organization can take certain steps to minimize exposure,
reduce the likelihood of a third-party breach and mitigate
Being family friendly can do wonders for employee retention and recruiting, and few benefits can help employers build their reputation better than a paid family and medical leave program. Employers who don’t offer the right paid leave program are at risk of losing the war for talent.
High associate turnover is costly, distracting, and unproductive for law firms. To recruit and retain the right mid-level associates, partners, and other staff, law firms must provide short- and long-term incentives
that align with their culture and goals in order to
create a professional environment crucial to the success
of the firm's attorneys. Benefits and related services need
to mesh with the entire compensation structure for all
levels, from junior associate through full partner.
Assuming a significant portion of the assets that you have accumulated are in the form of a privately held business, planning is important, and so is timing Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with guarantees. That calls for contingency planning to make sure that you or your family receive a realistic value for the equity stake you have in your business in the event of the unexpected.
Frequency and severity of large claims are on the rise as the cost of medications and treatment continues to increase. Large claims are also more likely to be ongoing and have repeated high annual costs. These factors, combined with the elimination of lifetime claim maximums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have created disruption in the normally sleepy stop-loss world.
In this publication, we will first discuss the best practices for protecting your manufacturing plant and contents. Next, we will address the importance of protecting your income stream and paying for the extra expenses that accompany a property loss. Finally, we will address some of the less obvious property exposures that can damage your business.
Offering fringe benefits that are valuable to employees can improve job satisfaction, employee retention and recruiting. Fringe benefits can be both taxable and nontaxable. To avoid tax liability, inaccurate payroll records and peeved employees, it is vital employers know the differences between taxable and nontaxable fringe benefits as well as the compliance requirements for nontaxable fringe benefits. This eBook on nontaxable fringe benefits will discuss options offered outside of an employer's cafeteria plan, employee business expenses as well as reimbursable expenses (incurred by employees) and health and wellness benefits.
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