Congress members weigh in on the ACA and the current system that regulates the insurance industry at the Big I legislative conference.
For a decade, a new kind of mutual fund has been taking over Americans’ retirement portfolios. The target-date fund is designed for people with no knowledge of investing.
It’s a mistake for corporate leaders – benefit managers included – to confuse perks with culture, said Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, in a keynote address during the annual Great Place to Work conference in Dallas this week.
Major employers like Facebook and Virgin share workplace strategies to improve culture, happiness and, ultimately, a company's bottom line.
The correlation between benefits policies and enterprise financial performance has been thoroughly studied, and the correlation is positive. The problem is that many investors have yet to grasp the significance of that correlation, and lack basic tools to assess the quality of the company from an HR and benefits perspective.
There is a unique opportunity in retiree health benefits, one that brings a potential windfall for advisers willing to embrace the market.
Michael C. Bush says that positive workplace culture can be a more positive benefit than any wellness offering, suggesting that trust is also fundamental to the success of any progressive company.
Financial wellness is the new norm, and employers are more and more jumping on the bandwagon of getting employees better prepared for retirement.
The excise tax remains a primary focus for employers as they plan their health care coverage strategy for 2016 and 2017, and many will be looking for assistance from their benefit adviser to address their concerns.
In a sign of increasing employer urgency for results, the percentage of wellness program sponsors offering incentives for various forms of employee engagement with those efforts rose to 87% last year, up from 77% two years ago.
Although consumer-directed health plans are on the rise, few Americans report comparing the quality and price of plans, hospitals or doctors.
More than 1 million Americans enrolled in consumer operated and oriented plans known as CO-OPs over the past 18 months during which average premium rates in states with these nonprofit alternatives to commercial carrier options were found to be lower than those without such plans.
Employee retirement confidences levels have risen to their highest since the recession. And although confidence levels have jumped in recent years, many are still expecting to work further into their retirement years to make up for any unpreparedness.
Generations X and Y prefer an adviser to give retirement information face-to-face rather than searching online, survey finds.
Thomson Reuters has introduced a Checkpoint Learning Health Care Reform Certificate Program for tax and accounting professionals.
One of the largest causes for lost workdays in America is back pain. It’s such an issue that plan sponsors and employers of all sizes have been looking at how best to help employees with these problems.
Employers must focus on the right objectives if they want a long-term ROI on their wellness plan. That includes engaging in four pillars of lifelong well-being.
With the Affordable Care Act hitting its five year birthday and the second open enrollment period nearly finished, Americans are turning their attention and wishes for Congress and the Obama administration to a focus on prescription drugs.
Rep. Joe Crowley, D-NY, vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, unveiled a plan this week that would address the savings and retirement security crisis in America by giving families better ways to save for the future and retire with dignity.
Financial experts say that people should try to replace 70%-80% of their current income in retirement, but current statistics suggest that employees need to make the right arrangements to do so.