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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
If you are among the employers offering an HDHP, it’s likely you see it as a way to reduce health care costs for the company. In exchange for lower upfront premiums, employees in an HDHP are responsible for a greater share of their medical expenses. Employees whose pockets will be hit by healthcare expenses, the theory goes, will shop around for the best deals. It’s a great theory. But how is it working in practice?
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Is pay transparency right for your organization? Many believe in a more-is-better approach to transparency in compensation, and there are some great reasons to explore the idea. But not everyone is on board.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Managing costs for specialty drugs is becoming more and more critical to containing rising healthcare costs. In its fact sheet entitled Specialty Drugs and Health Care Costs, the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests a combination of strategies to control both premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Where did Wells go wrong, and what can employers using variable pay learn from their experience? Several lessons can be gleaned, and chief among them is that companies walk a fine line between incentivizing employees enough to improve company results without promoting undue risky behaviors.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
New research suggests there is more to helping employees with retirement planning besides providing effective communication and knowing which benefits to emphasize for particular generations. Timing is also a critical factor. That’s because the development of our brains can be a help or an impediment to good financial decisions. The key is in the ways our intelligence develops over time—and how it declines.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The answer to the above question, of course, is: It depends. There are advantages and disadvantages to payroll schedules of all stripes. Let’s go over some of them in an effort to help you make the best decision you can, for the company and the employees.
Friday, September 9, 2016
If you do not already offer automatic enrollment in your defined contribution plan, you might want to consider doing so. Such a move is likely to increase participation in retirement saving and may be particularly beneficial for young workers, an expert says. Here’s why
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