While it's difficult to discuss your eventual death with those you love, it's imperative to plan for it, not only for your sake, but for theirs. Employers can offer several voluntary benefits to help make this end-of-life planning and transition easier for their employees and the loved ones they leave behind.
Obamacares requirement that all Americans carry insurance or face penalties, part of the effort to gain universal coverage, may not be much of a rule at all.
Private industry employers spent, on average, $29.63 per hour worked for total employee compensation in December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. Wages and salaries averaged $20.76 per hour worked and accounted for 70.1% of that cost, while benefits averaged $8.87 and accounted for the remaining 29.9%.
Like it or not, limited plan options seem here to stay. Brokers and employers discuss their strategies for navigating through them.
President Barack Obamas health care law is becoming more entrenched, with 64% of Americans now supporting it outright or backing small changes.
In Maine, the insurer that has enrolled the most Obamacare customers isnt the states well-established Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, owned by WellPoint Inc. Its WellPoints only rival.
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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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