I am a skeptic, I do not think anything that employers have done have controlled health care costs. Oh yes, they have lowered their costs in some cases, but that only means […]
Providing employee benefits to workers is a complex and very expensive undertaking made more so by more complex laws and regulations that have grown tremendously since 1974. Employee benefits are long-term commitments and […]
When your employer gives you a new deal in employee benefits…read the fine print. HSAs are a case in point
For years the employee benefits community has been using tax and choice tricks to convince workers of the value of them having control over their benefits. Flexible benefits, 401(k) plans, cash balance […]
As each week goes by we come closer to implementing different requirements under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Most people are still confused about what this all means. Employees may […]
Do wellness programs work? Are employers getting their money worth? Will free preventive services improve health or simply add to costs?
Do wellness programs work? The answer depends how “work” and “wellness” are defined. There is also the fundamental question of whether the employer has the obligation or the incentive to invest in such activities. […]