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Why are benefits important, and what should you consider when developing a benefit plan for your organization? Benefits constitute a significant portion of employee compensation costs, but having a competitive benefit package is vital to recruiting and retaining the best employees. The best benefit programs are those that align with an organization’s business strategy and compensation philosophy. For example, flexible benefit/cafeteria plans provide a means for employers to offer employees a customized benefit package while saving taxes for both the employer and employees. Employers also have to account for other certain major benefits, such as Social Security, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation, which are mandated by law.
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170266index.aspxGuidance Employee Benefit Contribution Pitfalls: Tips on How to Vary Contributions While Avoiding Legal Missteps (5/2020) 06/01/2020National
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168265tools.aspxPolicies Insurance Policy (Strict) 11/14/2014National
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152968tools.aspxPolicies Matching Charitable Gifts Policy (Progressive) 04/25/2011National
159193tools.aspxPolicies Matching Charitable Gifts Policy (Standard) 04/25/2011National
160853tools.aspxPolicies Matching Charitable Gifts Policy (Strict) 04/25/2011National
160704surveys.aspxSurveys Benefits Communication Survey Results - 2011 03/07/2011National
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151934index.aspxQuestions & Answers Does anyone have language regarding company/firm encouragement and/or financial support for community/charitable organizations of the employees? 07/16/2009National
157251index.aspxQuestions & Answers My question is on the new legislation regarding commuter benefits. I read an article that said employees whose monthly mass transit fees are less than the $230 cap are allowed to deduct the full amount from their paychecks. 03/16/2009National
156434index.aspxAnalysis Benefits 03/04/2009National
156155tools.aspxForms Educational Assistance 08/05/2008National
156156tools.aspxForms Matching Gift Form 08/01/2008National
155984index.aspxQuestions & Answers We are implenting some cost-saving measures at our company due to the recent downturn in the economy. One of those measures is changing our 401(k) plan contributions. We are going to eliminate the company match. Are there any legal ramifications? 05/16/2008National
155753index.aspxQuestions & Answers Can a company vehicle be considered a benefit? If so, how can it be quantified? 10/29/2007National
155091tools.aspxCalculators Cost Ratios Calculator: Benefits Expenses as a Percent of Total Expenses 05/30/2006National
154864index.aspxQuestions & Answers How can an employer verify the status of an employee's domestic partnership before extending benefits? 11/08/2005National
153045tools.aspxChecklists Finding Good Benefits Outsourcing 11/17/2003National
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152878tools.aspxForms Information for Alternative Method of Counting Creditable Coverage 02/05/2003National
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