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The HR I.Q. Test: November ’13

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1. A federal agency recently warned employers that they cannot force employees to be paid using:

   a. Direct deposit

   b. Prepaid payroll cards

   c. Coins

2. New U.S. Department of Labor rules will require most government contractors to set a goal of having _____ make up at least 8% of their workforce.

   a. Veterans

   b. People with disabilities

   c. Republicans

3. A new study says nearly two-thirds (65%) of U.S. employees say they simply don’t understand:

   a. 401(k) fees  

   b. Open enrollment season  

   c. Health savings accounts (HSAs)

4. A court ruling this year said employers are required to make sure employees actually use ______, not simply make it available to employees.

   a. A 401(k) account

   b. Personal protective equipment (PPE), like hard hats and goggles

   c. Health insurance

5. Annual premiums for employer-provided family health coverage rose by what percentage in 2013?

   a. up 4% to $16,351

   b. up 8% to $14,965

   c. up 12% to $17,212

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Sources: 1. U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; 2. U.S. Labor Department; 3. Fidelity Investments survey; 4. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; 5. Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

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Answers:  1. b  2. a  3. c  4. b  5. a

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