Learn from AOL’s 401(k) Missteps
Employers are likely to think twice about how to execute and communicate benefit changes after AOL's disastrous effort to adopt a year-end 401(k) match.
Budget Would Cap Savings Breaks, Expand Enforcement
President Obama's 2015 budget highlights income inequality and tax fairness issues, including a call to cap tax-advantaged retirement savings by high earners.
Soaring Specialty Drug Costs Require HR Response
Employers need their own prescription for keeping specialty drug costs under control. A range of strategies can help.
House Hearing Scrutinizes Self-Insured Plans
Federal agencies eye regulations that would stop employers from self-insuring to avoid health care mandates.
A Look at Health Cost Expectations
The trend of lower health care cost increases may be reversed, industry watchers warn.
Health Benefit Changes Foreseen
Employers are using a variety of strategies to actively engage participants in their own health.
Wellness Incentives Up 15% in 2014
Large employers plan to spend an average of $594 per employee on wellness incentives this year.
Mixed Views on Perceived Value of Benefits
Communicating the value of the benefits program remains paramount.
Explaining 401(k) Plan Loans’ Downsides
Potential 401(k) loan-takers may not understand they are jeopardizing a secure retirement.
Leveraging the Value of Self-Service Portals
A new SHRM toolkit discusses the elements of successful self-service portals.
Communicating Health Benefits
A new SHRM toolkit on what employers must convey to employees about their health benefits.