Employee Benefits Program

A strong employee benefits program – including low-cost employee incentives, employee recognition programs, and employee appreciation programs – can help you improve morale and retention.

We provide employee appreciation day ideas, help you with employee retention strategies and employee benefits management

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Paperboard packaging company Zumbiel Packaging used positive reinforcement and employee education to log more than 1 million hours without a lost-time accident and a quarter million hours without any type of injury.

Rival recreational vehicle makers Forest River Inc. and Thor Indus­­tries can agree on one thing: Busi­­nesses need to be there for their employees during times of need. So the two largest employers in Elkhart, Ind., have joined forces to create and jointly fund the Forest River/Thor Community Foundation, which will provide grants of up to $20,000 to employees of either company during emergencies.

The percentage of workers participating in an employment-based retirement plan increased in 2013 for the first time since 2010, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Employers on the fence about whether to offer health benefits to employees in 2015 have some important decisions to make this month. That’s because open enrollment on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges begins Nov. 15.
As you prepare for the upcoming open enrollment season for health benefits, pass along these tips to help employees make smart choices.
Q. A 26-year-old employee has terminal cancer and can’t work any longer. Our company is small and doesn’t offer health insurance, and she is not covered on an individual policy. Is it a correct protocol to lay off this employee so she can receive unemployment and other benefits, such as Medicaid?
Q. An employee failed to participate in open enrollment, thereby losing her insurance coverage. Can she resign and be immediately rehired to enroll in our medical plan as a new hire?
There are many reasons why em­­ployers offer workplace wellness programs, including to combat obesity and the rapidly increasing costs of medical care and health insurance, writes Napala Pratini.
A downward trend for bonuses that began with the 2009 recession has been reversed. Part of the reason: Employers may be substituting bonuses for traditional merit raises.
Coffee giant Starbucks has a new plan to retain smart, ambitious workers: It’s going to reimburse tuition and offer financial aid for employees who take online college courses offered by Arizona State University.
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