Michael Giardina

Senior Editor

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EAPs critical in promoting mental well-being
November 26, 2014
With mental illness and substance abuse costing employers an estimated $100 billion annually in indirect costs alone, benefit...

PBGC final rule eases DC rollovers into pension plans
November 25, 2014
With its sights set on maintaining lifetime retirement income for the American workforce, a new final rule from the Pension...

Mobile pregnancy app guides expectant moms to care
November 24, 2014
Prenatal and postpartum care programs are not only a benefit for employees who are expecting, they can also help employers...

Revamped immigration system could help employers in war for talent
November 21, 2014
President Barack Obama outlined steps Nov. 20 that would revamp the nation’s “broken immigration system” by allowing...

Employers optimistic about health plan coverage
November 20, 2014
A majority of employers – regardless of workforce size – are planning to keep their health plan coverage going into next year...

Review workplace drug policies in light of new state laws
November 19, 2014
The 2014 midterm elections did more than just make paid sick leave benefits mandatory and increase minimum wage; ballot...

Rising consumer confidence leading to increased health care spending
November 17, 2014
With an expected 5.5% rise in health care costs in 2015 – the same year the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate takes...

Talent war heats up, employers unprepared
November 17, 2014
Multiple measures indicate the nation’s unemployment picture is changing for the better. Yet more jobs and an increase in...

New sick leave laws create coordination headaches for small employers
November 14, 2014
In the midterm elections, a majority of Massachusetts voters checked “yes” for Question 4 on their ballot – a measure that...

Retail, restaurant benefits to feel pain of minimum wage hikes
November 14, 2014
Numerous states and cities across the country decided during last week’s midterm elections to raise their minimum wage, which...


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