Category: Employee Benefits

California Expands Pay Transparency Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2023, employers in California will be subject to several new requirements aimed at promoting pay equity, as follows: Employers with 15 or more employees (located anywhere) will be required…

Here’s How To Handle an Unexpected Resignation

An unexpected resignation can be difficult, especially when it involves a well-liked or top-performing employee. But by focusing on immediate work responsibilities and managing your emotions, you can turn a potentially negative…

Is It Time To Rekindle Your Office Romance Policy?

In the case of office romance and the pandemic, it appears that absence really did make the heart grow fonder. Despite the rise in remote work and physical distancing, the percentage of…

Preparing Your Family for an Emergency

You have probably participated in emergency response trainings and drills at work, but what happens if a disaster strikes when you’re at home? Do you have an emergency action plan for your…

Employers rethinking compensation, reward programs as competition for talent continues

North American employers are reevaluating their employee compensation strategies as they struggle to find and keep employees in several key areas. Two-thirds of employers have increased hiring activity in 2022, according to the WTW…

Worsening Health Increases Need for Online Wellness Options, Insurance: Swiss Re

Roughly one-third of survey respondents in the U.S. reported a decline in physical or mental health over the past 12 months, leading to increased reliance on digital healthcare, according to a recent…

American workers are stressed out: What can employers do?

The challenges of the past pandemic year and a half have significantly impacted the mental health of workers across the U.S. A recent survey from The Conference Board pinpoints the driving factor of mental…

The Work-related Soft-tissue Injury Risks Lurking at Home

Maybe it is the kitchen counter and a stool. Perhaps a coffee table and a couch combo. Whatever the setup was, and maybe still is, those on-the-fly, makeshift work-from-home setups are leading…

Carrier Specific Information on Benefits for Coronavirus Testing

DISCLAIMER: This information is updated as of 3/17/20. For most current information, visit your provider’s website directly.  SUMMARY: Stay home and call first! If you are being tested for the coronavirus, those…

2020 Open Enrollment Checklist

To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan….