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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.
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.
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About.com provides tips and guidelines for designing employee performance incentive and rewards programs for boosting worker productivity and loyalty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Every Employer Should Know About...
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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.
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.
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.
Who Can Be Considered a 'Domestic Partner'?
A sample set of qualifications of a domestic partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vacation Time
Setting a vacation day policy. Employee Benefits.
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 Maintenance Organizations (HMO)
Learn how HMOs work and the benefits to choosing one for your company.
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.
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.
Implementing a Pre-Tax Mass Transit Program
Go green and save money through a pre-tax mass transportation program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Practices for Effectively Communcating...
Discover best practices for communicating employee benefits during new hire orientation, open enrollment by getting management team participation.
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This page offers tips for the driver who wants to avoid aggravating a back injury.
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.
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.
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.
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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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