Healthcare Reform

Voluntary Benefits Add Value to Compensation Plans for 2014

As more requirements and deadlines loom under the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), and the job market sways in favor of job seekers; many Human Resource practitioners are looking for ways to make company benefit packages more attractive to quality candidates. The struggle comes down to costs. Experts Predict Health Insurance Costs Will Continue to […]

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Dark Cloud Over the American Government as Health Insurance Exchanges Open

Early this morning, while the rest of Americans made their daily commutes to jobs or opened the doors of businesses, the government made the announcement that they would be closing down amid squabbles over, you guessed it – health care policy! This could not have been more perfect timing as the much-anticipated private health insurance exchanges […]

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National Employee Wellness Month – Wellness Gets Better Thanks to Obamacare

June 2013 is the 5th annual National Employee Wellness Month. With new guidelines recently released by the Obama administration, wellness is currently the HR issue du jour. Employers can offer employees a 30 percent discount on health premiumsfor participation in wellness programs, up from 20 percent previously, and 50 percent for participating in tobacco cessation […]

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SHRM Releases Initial Findings from State of Employee Benefits in the Workplace Survey

This month, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offered some interesting insight into the trends affecting employee benefits, as part of its State of Employee Benefits in the Workplace Survey. Data was gathered at the end of 2012 from hundreds of HR practitioners to explore the impact that health care costs and the Affordable […]

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How the 2012 Election Results May Affect Your Employee Healthcare Decisions

With the June 2012 Healthcare Reform ruling, this leaves many HR and benefit administrators scratching their heads wondering what the coming presidential election will bring. In terms of employee benefit coverage, a vast majority of companies have already put plans in action to cover eligible employees, anticipating this action. Yet, there are some who are […]

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