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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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Federal employment laws can be terribly confusing, particularly because they often have different definitions for the size of a business that is exempt from the law. Use the following list to make sure you’re not spending time and money complying with laws that only apply to larger businesses.

Many factors determine whether workers use their health and wellness benefits—everything from incentives you offer to how much staff trusts management to whether employees tell their spouses when they’re sick. Here are eight tips to trigger employee participation in wellness programs.
The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules to strengthen HIPAA's confidentiality and security measures. While your health insurance carrier will have primary responsibility for compliance, you need to be able to answer employees' questions about their new privacy rights.
Q. One of our employees just returned from maternity leave and is now requesting that we accommodate her need to pump breast milk during the workday. Do we have to make this accommodation?
Employers are preparing for a spike in employee health costs now that health care reform has become law. In a Towers Watson survey, 94% of employers said they believe health care reform will raise their organizations’ costs. A study by Mercer found similar pessimism.
For business owners, the reality show “Undercover Boss” has become must-see TV. It features CEOs working undercover at the lowest levels in their own companies. It has, no doubt, encouraged other business owners to look at their operations more clearly through employees’ and customers’ eyes.

At the Pepsi Bottling Co. in Somers, N.Y., even the employees’ money is a health concern. Since the organization introduced a “financial wellness program” in 2008, more than 20,000 of its 33,000 U.S. employees have participated.

In the past, it took two steps to transfer funds from a 401(k) plan to a Roth IRA, thereby effecting a Roth conversion contribution. The plan participant had to use a traditional IRA as a go-between. And certain high-income taxpayers couldn’t complete the deal in any event. But the rules have changed for the better.

Looking to build a culture that appeals to baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and young “Millennials”? Think it’s time to ramp up benefits that serve the needs of executives, production workers, full-timers and part-timers alike? Want yours to be known as a cool place to work? Choose from these six strategies uncovered by the Best Companies Group and Outside magazine in the process of compiling Outside’s 2010 “Best Places to Work” list.

For too many employers, “benefits education” consists of dropping an annual benefits statement in front of the workers and saying, “See you next year.” However, a new Hewitt Associates survey says U.S. workers’ biggest complaint about their employee benefits isn’t cost or access—it’s that employees don’t understand the benefits they already have. Here are inexpensive ways HR can educate employees year-round:

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