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Employee Benefits: Most Popular Articles

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Learn the Basics of Short Term Disability
Short term disability insurance can help workers that suffer a temporary illness or injury that leaves them out of work for a short period of time.
Get the Basics on Long Term Disability
Long term disability is a crucial benefit for employees that get hurt or sick off the job.
About.com shares ideas for #HRperformance w...
About.com provides tips and guidelines for designing employee performance incentive and rewards programs for boosting worker productivity and loyalty.
The Top 10 Unusual Employee Benefits from US...
These top companies are making the workplace with unique and attractive employee benefits that boost employee happiness in a big way.
4 Situations Covered by the Family Medical...
The Family Medical Leave Act was passed to allow employees to take unpaid leave from work, while maintaining benefits and their position.
Steps to Forecast the 2015 Employee Benefits...
Learn how to forecast your employee benefits budget for the 2015 plan year, and keep a handle on health insurance costs for your employees.
Do American CEOs Get too Much Pay and Benefits?
Find out just how much the CEO at your company earns and how many employee benefits and perks he gets that you don't get in this insightful article.
What Every Employer Should Know About...
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Should You Offer Flextime to Your Employees?
Not everyone benefits from a 9 to 5 schedule. A flexible work schedule may be the ideal alternative. See how flextime can benefit both employers and employees.
A Business Owner's Guide to Understanding...
Every business must pay payroll taxes regardless of number of employees. Learn the different kind of taxes and who's responsible for paying them.
The 10 Best U.S. States for Retirees
Make your retirement savings and benefits stretch further when you choose from one of these top ten states to retire well and live a healthy lifestyle.
About the Basics of Employee Benefits and...
About.com shares the basic guidelines for employee benefit plans, options and legal requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
Health Savings Account (HSA) Basics
HSAs are a fairly new type of health insurance coverage. Companies are now starting to seek out these alternatives to managed care to help save on employee benefit insurance expenses.
Is a High Deductible Health Plan Right for You?
For companies considering implementing a high deductible health plan (HDHP), here is some information on what exactly an HDHP is and how it works.
How to Know if It's Worthy of Sick Leave
Sick leave policies aren't mandatory, but here's what you should keep in mind if you offer sick leave for your employees.
Dental Insurance Basics
Basics of dental insurance and plans offered by providers.
Who Can Be Considered a 'Domestic Partner'?
A sample set of qualifications of a domestic partner.
Short-Term Disability Insurance Benefit...
Learn what unique features short-term disability insurance benefits can offer as well as tips for choosing the right short disability plan coverage.
Benefits of Implementing Wellness Initiatives
A wellness program can lead not only to an employee's health and well-being, but also positively impact a company's bottom line.
Health Insurance Plan Basics
Offering health insurance has come to be expected. Learn the basic of health insurance coverage, including what HMOs POS and PPO plans cover.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Basics
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help employees with personal problems that may affect their work performance.
8 Things Your Employee Handbook Must Cover
Creating an employee handbook is important to setting company policies that employees will follow. Here is a list of items to help you start creating an Employee Handbook for your company. Remember to have a lawyer review any handbook distributed to employees.
The Negative Impact of Using Retirement...
Understand how adult children of Baby Boomers are burdening their parents and putting their retirement savings benefits at major risk.
The Good, the Bad, and the Differences of FSA...
Learn what FSA and HSA plans are, the pros and cons of each, how they differ, and the advantages they offer as part of your employee benefits package.
What's the ACA and Health Care Reform all About?
Explaining the Affordable Care Act ACA and Health Care Reform with predictions for what is to come for workplace employee benefits administration.
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO)
Learn how HMOs work and the benefits to choosing one for your company.
About Your Rights as an Employee Under Workers'...
Learn what your rights and responsibilities are as an employee when you have been hurt at work and need to file a workers' compensation claim.
Employer Medicare Coverage
Medicare can be confusing. Learn about the basics of Medicare and what is offered to recipients, along the conditions of offering a group retiree coverage plan.
Managed Care Health Plans
Most people are familiar with HMOs, POSs and PPOs. These are all different types of managed care plans. See what each one offers.
Make Sure Your Company Offers the Required...
Discover what the government says are the required minimum employee benefits that all businesses must provide to employees under health care reform.
Introduction to 401(k) Plans
401(k) plans are frequently used to save for retirement. Find out who can set up a 401(k), how it's beneficial and why it's so widely used.
Learning About Non-Cash Fringe Benefits...
Learn more about non-cash or fringe employee benefits, with ideas that any organization can use to boost compensation packages. Basic tax guidelines.
Flexible Employee Benefits for a More Diverse...
Talking about the importance of offering flexible and creative employee benefit plans to a more globally diverse workforce.
Vacation Time
Setting a vacation day policy. Employee Benefits.
10 Employee Benefits Workers Want
Recent survey reveals the top most wanted employee benefits and how a younger workforce is shaping the benefits and compensation landscape for the coming years.
What Families Don't Know About the Family...
Find out some recent statistics on the use of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and learn more about the rights of individuals who wish to take a leave.
Best Practices for Effective Employee Benefit...
Guidelines for employee benefits administration through the use of recruitment planning, cost analysis, and careful selection of the right benefits technology.
How to Attract and Recruit the Best Tech Talent...
Learn how to leverage strong employee benefits when recruiting and retaining your most valuable employees in the competitive technology market.
Smoking Cessation Programs
Many people still smoke despite stricter regulations prohibiting smoking in many places. Help employees quit faster through smoking cessation programs.
Standard Vacation Days
If you aren't sure which days are typically given to employees as company-wide holidays, below is a list of days that are standard at companies. Depending on what industry you're in, there may be different holidays your company chooses to follow. A big exception is the financial industry, which tends to follow the same holidays as the stock exchange.
How the ACA Helps Reduce Financial Challenges...
Examining the financial challenges of providing family and dependent health benefits in the American household and how the Affordable Care Act helps.
Leveraging Employee Benefits in Recruitment and...
Understand the increased focus on leveraging employee benefits as part of a strong corporate employee recruitment and retention strategy.
Implementing a Pre-Tax Mass Transit Program
Go green and save money through a pre-tax mass transportation program.
Consumer Driven Health Plans
Consumer driven health plans are a great alternative to a regular health plan, especially for smaller businesses with a young, healthy employment base.
Major Factor When Accepting or Declining Job...
Learn how to evaluate an offer of employment based on the employee benefit plans offered during negotiations, and know when to accept it or walk away.
Steps for Designing Strong Compensation w...
Learn how to put together an attractive and compliant compensation package leveraging attractive employee benefits and perks with these expert steps.
Learn About the Employee Benefits That Stay...
Find out what happens to employee benefits when you change careers, what you can take with you and what you need to use now.
Highlight Employee Benefits with Total...
Discover how to bolster your employee benefits by including them in total compensation statements that are provided on a regular basis to employees.
Guidelines for Education and Training Programs...
Learning & Development Programs are among the most important employee benefits you can offer. Shared guidelines on how to create a successful program.
Work from Home and Still Get Employee Benefits?...
Learn more about employee benefits you can obtain as a home business or work from home professional. Get the scoop on how many people work from home today.
Choosing the Best Health Insurance for Your Needs
Learn why health insurance is so important, what the law says about the kind of health insurance you are required to obtain, and how to choose the best plan.
Understanding How to Get Employees to Use Their...
Dig deeper into employee benefits as we talk about boosting plan participation by understanding how and why employees see the value of their benefits.
Time Spent Choosing Employee Benefits is Less...
Survey reveals surprising facts about how much time the average person spends selecting their employee benefits, and how this affects quality of benefit use.
Multiply Work Perks with Voluntary Employee...
Explore how Voluntary Employee Benefit Plans are given employees more value in terms of their compensation, and how they save employers money and time.
Voluntary Employee Benefit Basics to Know
The basics of Voluntary Employee Benefits, their business advantages, and guidelines for augmenting required health care plans for employees.
Tips for Help Plan for Retirement
Learn what's new in retirement planning whether you are just starting out or conducting last minute planning for your future retirement years.
What are Qualifying Life Events for Making...
Employee Benefit elections can be changed for certain qualifying life events. Find out what they are and what to do when you experience a status change.
Learn About Summary Plan Descriptions and ERISA...
Understand Summary Plan Descriptions SPD and how they meet ERISA guidelines for employee benefits administration.
Methods for Educating Employees About Benefits
Best practices and steps for developing and managing employee benefits education to produce a more healthy and productive workforce.
Best Practices for Effectively Communcating...
Discover best practices for communicating employee benefits during new hire orientation, open enrollment by getting management team participation.
Retirement Options for Small Businesses
Setting up a retirement account can get timely and expensive, especially for a small business. Here's an intro of the options small businesses have when setting up retirement funds.
Types of Affordable Supplemental Benefits for...
Suggestions for helping control health insurance costs and boost compensation plans with low cost supplemental health and wellness benefits.
Quick Tips for a Successful Open Enrollment #HR...
Understand employee benefits open enrollment period and use these 4 hot tips for making this year's OE a bigger success than last year.
Managing Employee Benefits in US States with...
Employee benefits administration for same-sex spouses and their dependents, with best practices, updates on same sex marriage states and benefit laws.
How to Offer a Competitive Salary and Employee...
Guidelines for Human Resource professionals tasked with designing competitive compensation & employee benefit packages to attract & retain employees.
Technology Manages Employee Benefits Well in...
Find out how benefits technology helps human resource benefit administrators to handle the challenges of plan administration, communication, and reporting.
Explaining How Disability Benefits Work
Learn all the ins and outs of disability insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, and what to do if you must leave your job due to a disabling condition or injury.
Resources for Learning About Employee Benefits
Discover many resources for learning about employee benefits as either a career path or just for personal interest as a wise benefits consumer.
Do High Deductible Health Plans Hurt Employees?
High Deductible Health Care can hurt certain kinds of employees. Learn how consumers can protect their health and finances by choosing the best employee benefits.
What Will Happen to My Work Benefits If I...
Understand what happens to employee benefits when you lose a job, and what to expect as you transition to other forms of health benefits.
What You Need to Know About Updates on the ACA...
Get the update on the recent 2015-2016 Affordable Care Act Pay or Play provision that businesses with 50 or more full time employees must follow to avoid penalties.
Frequently Asked Questions About Disability...
Navigate the waters of disability insurance benefits as we answer some of the more common questions and give helpful answers here.
What Can Students Do to Stay Healthy?
Understanding the options in affordable employee benefits programs for college students and their families can help preserve student health and wellness.
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