Four of five U.S. companies have raised deductibles or are considering doing so as health costs increase, according to a Mercer survey of more than 700 employers.
Rising health care costs are driving employers to audit their covered dependents to eliminate working spouses.
New data indicates that target-date funds are used by roughly 55% of the participants in 401(k) plans at Vanguard, referencing a growing attraction to balanced investment options that automatically cuts down risk with age.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General is opening an investigation into Marylands state-run health insurance marketplace, amid questions over spending on a still not fully-functioning website.
Commentary: Its not too late to set up a 2013 retirement plan. It may not be flexible, but it is available for those seeking last-minute savings.
Commentary: Online enrollment that gets participation in voluntary benefits as good as or better than one-on-one enrollment meetings at the worksite while letting brokers keep twice as much of the voluntary commission. Is it possible? Columnist Nelson Griswold explains.
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Detailed directories of employee assistance programs, disability insurance providers, fitness and wellness programs, life insurance brokers, national health plan network providers, pharmacy benefit management providers, retirement plan services and more.
A complete guide to the Affordable Care Act's key dates and deadlines.
Details about EBA's awards for Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year, Health Plan Adviser of the Year, Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year and Voluntary Benefits Adviser of the Year.
Helen Darling, retiring this spring from her role as president of the National Business Group on Health, discusses some of the challenges and choices ahead as employers prepare for the ongoing rollout of the ACA and private and public exchanges.
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