Posts tagged Employee Benefits
The Importance of Encouraging Workplace Wellness

Every good employer knows that the most important asset to their company is their employees. Every employer wants their employees to reach maximum productivity levels at a proficient rate. Promoting wellness  is one of the most beneficial choices an employer can make to encourage employees to reach their full potential. 

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How Presenteeism Can Affect Your Bottom Line

This year’s flu season is reaching near pandemic levels. The number of patients receiving care for flu-like symptoms shows a trend that is eerily similar to the data from the peak of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic. Many are quick to blame this year’s vaccine and call it ineffective. While there is no single factor that causes such an outbreak, there is one critical contributing factor that is often underestimated: presenteeism.

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What are an Employer's Fiduciary Responsibilities?

A lawsuit was recently settled for $62 million in which the employees accused their employer of mismanaging their 401(k) plans. The employees claimed their employer hid excessive fees and invested in conservative investments resulting in diminished returns for plan participants.

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Employee Benefits: Education Leads to Dedication

A recent Harris Interactive Study commissioned by prominent disability insurance carrier Unum, found that employees who receive frequent and thorough education on their available benefits are more likely to view their employer positively and to feel that their employer values them. The survey establishes a positive correlation between employees understanding of their benefits and productivity.

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Workplace Group Life Insurance - A Valued Benefit

It's a call every business owner dreads: An employee's spouse calls you tearfully on a Monday morning. One of your workers won't be there anymore - he was killed in a car accident over the weekend. The next question she may have is this: "Was there any life insurance in place from work?" It's entirely within your power to answer her "yes." And then go on to say, "Your husband loved you. Your photo is on his desk. You're going to be ok."

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Benefits of Weight Loss and Lifestyle Changes

It is common for people who want to lose weight to try losing large amounts in a short amount of time. In a fast-paced society where there is a high demand for instant results and services, people expect the same when it comes to losing weight. However, losing weight the healthy way does not work like that.

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Telemedicine - You're Missing Out On

Studies show, it takes nearly 2.6 weeks to get an appointment with a primary-care provider. Telemedicine allows you to do it in 2.6 seconds. As technology continues to evolve, so has traditional health care. Doctors are finding more ways to efficiently and conveniently care for patients through the use of telemedicine.  Telemedicine uses technology to facilitate communication between a doctor and patient who are not in the same physical location for the purpose of medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Employers Are Sweetening 401(k) Incentives

Access to retirement plans is a key differentiator in the marketplace for top employee talent. If you are counting on your company 401(k) plan to be an asset in helping retain the best talent and to compete against other employers for the services of the workers that are critical to helping your company function, it may be time to take a look at your plan and ensure it's still competitive with those offered by competing employers.

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Workplace Group Life Insurance - A Valued Benefit

Employer group life insurance provides your workers an easy, convenient way to provide valuable life insurance protection for their loved ones at an affordable price - in some cases without regard to their medical condition or medical histories. Employees can sign up at work, doing the paperwork along with the rest of their benefit paperwork.

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Getting Started With a 401(k) Plan

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 93% of employers with more than 500 employees offer a 401(k) plan. Smaller employers need to be able to compete for the best talent by offering similar benefits. Fortunately, it’s easier now more than ever for small businesses to compete for top employees by offering quality 401(k) plans of their own.

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Health Care Apps for Smartphones

Today, most people don’t leave the house without bringing along their smartphone. Smartphone users can schedule calendar events, surf the web, and download a variety of applications, commonly known as “apps”. Smartphone users have seen an explosion of innovation when it comes to health-related technology including apps that are available via smartphones and tablet devices.

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Top 10 Social Security Tax Questions

There were several programs established by the Social Security Act to ensure individuals with disabilities and those who retire have supplemental income. It also established a program for survivors to receive a death benefit. Supplemental income from Social Security keeps more than 40 percent of the elderly population out of poverty. With all of the changes and amendments made since 1935, the tax implications are complicated for individuals and employers. The following are 10 common tax questions related to Social Security.

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Choosing a Health Plan Under the ACA

With so many options available, it can be very difficult for consumers to know how to choose the health insurance plan that's best for them. With a little understanding of basic terms, however, the choice becomes a lot easier for most people. Here are some of the basic things to keep in mind as you choose a health insurance plan for you and your family.

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Boost Employee Morale, Loyalty, and Retention with the Benefits You Offer

Whether employers are listening or not, alarms are sounding that the American workforce is increasingly growing more dissatisfied and disloyal. If businesses continue failing to recognize and respond to such trends as the job market improves, then they could potentially lose key workers to more astute competitors and suffer the consequences of decreased employee productivity.

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