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Answering Employee Questions: Health Care Reform and W-2’s

As employees start to pay attention to their W-2 forms this year, they may notice a new line item that will generate questions for the Human Resources department. That new line is the total cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage. The requirement to display that figure comes from health care reform laws. To help […]

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Employer Responsibilities Under Health Care Reform

As an employer, are you ready for health care reform? To help companies understand how it impacts their business, we are hosting a free seminar on March 21st. During this event, our speakers will outline what responsibilities employers have now and in the near future to stay in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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Using Video Presentations to Improve Employee Engagement

There is no doubt that it can be challenging to capture the attention of our employees when it comes to HR communications. Whether they are feeling overwhelmed by their workload, consumed by external affairs, or distracted for other reasons, we may be finding that the information we’re sharing with them just isn’t having an impact. […]

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5 Standards for Health-Contingent Wellness Programs

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, guidance is being provided on how Workplace Wellness Programs will be impacted. Two of the major changes that the ACA is bringing in this regard are: Codifying the HIPAA requirements for health-contingent wellness programs Increasing the maximum reward that can be offered to participants Here […]

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Overcoming Opposition to Implement a Wellness Program

Are you looking to implement a wellness program at your business? If so, having the support of upper-level management can be a tremendous asset. However, some HR Managers and Directors have found themselves in situations where they do not have support from the leadership team. Here are 5 ways to deal with opposition in order to […]

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Employee Wellness Goals in 2013: Financial Stability

As we approach a new year, many people are setting goals to improve their current health situation — financially, physically, and mentally. Employers can use this time of year to strategically help their employees take those positive steps. Over the next few days, we will look at specific ways that employers can provide assistance. In […]

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Is PTO Good For Your Business?

Is your company thinking of implementing a Personal Time Off (PTO) policy within its employee benefits program? While many companies continue to offer separate buckets for sick days and vacation days, the PTO approach provides a bank of hours that employees can draw from for a variety of reasons. To help you analyze whether the […]

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Helping Your Employees Make Smart Decisions with Money

Today, employers everywhere are looking for ways to ensure that they are offering enough value to retain their top employees. One way that they can do that outside of the realm of bonuses, raises, etc., is to help their employees make smarter decisions with their own finances. There are a number of benefits to doing […]

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