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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.
What You Need to Know About FMLA
The Family Medical Leave Act was passed to allow employees to take unpaid leave from work, while maintaining benefits and their position.
Understanding Payroll Taxes
Every business must pay payroll taxes regardless of number of employees. Learn the different kind of taxes and who's responsible for paying them.
How to Create an Employee Handbook
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.
Flextime
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.
Tax Choice Disability
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Qualified High Deductible Health Plan
For companies considering implementing a high deductible health plan (HDHP), here is some information on what exactly an HDHP is and how it works.
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.
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. Page 2.
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.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Basics
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help employees with personal problems that may affect their work performance.
Criteria to Qualify as a Domestic Partner
A sample set of qualifications of a domestic partner.
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.
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.
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.
Vacation Time
Setting a vacation day policy. Employee Benefits.
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO)
Learn how HMOs work and the benefits to choosing one for your company.
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.
Dental Insurance Basics
Basics of dental insurance and plans offered by providers.
Smoking Cessation Programs
Many people still smoke despite stricter regulations prohibiting smoking in many places. Help employees quit faster through smoking cessation programs.
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.
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.
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.
Implementing a Pre-Tax Mass Transit Program
Go green and save money through a pre-tax mass transportation program.
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