Financial Wellness as Recruiting Tool
By David Kilby
If healthcare coverage is no longer dependent on one's job status or place of work -- thanks to the Affordable Care Act -- how can businesses establish a competitive edge in the benefits arena?
HBLC Opens in Vegas
By David Shadovitz and Andrew R. McIlvaine
From a history lesson on the origins of employee benefits to updates on how Washington's latest legislative efforts involving the Affordable Care Act may affect both employers and employees, the opening day of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference offered something for everyone.
Mobility and the ACA
By Kristen B. Frasch
With the individual and employer mandates approaching, new concerns are emerging around the healthcare-reform law's potential impact on globally mobile workers and their organizations.
EAPs Not Covered By ACA Umbrella
By Kecia Bal
At least through the end of the year, many employee-assistance programs are now considered exempt from regulations under the Affordable Care Act, thanks to a set of proposed rules set forth by three federal agencies. Experts say the move should free employers to continue offering an important add-on benefit.
Study: PepsiCo's Wellness Program Falls Flat
By Carol Patton
A new study of the soft-drink giant's wellness program finds it costs more money than it saves in reduced healthcare costs, but experts say such programs can still provide value apart from financial considerations.
Changing the Menu
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
Transparency regulations and lawsuits are leading many defined-contribution plan sponsors to not only cut costs, but alter their plans' investment offerings. However, experts recommend they tread carefully.