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Here’s what employees can expect to pay in 401(k) fees

Here’s what employees can expect to pay in 401(k) fees

Financial experts agree: Employer-sponsored 401(k) plans are one of the best retirement savings tools. Americans have $5.7 trillion invested in employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, according to ...
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The case for supporting new moms at work

The case for supporting new moms at work

Society is still placing unrealistic expectations on women in the workforce. About 70% of employed women are working moms, according to the Bureau of Labor ...
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It’s time to put an end to one-size-fits-all benefits plans

It’s time to put an end to one-size-fits-all benefits plans

Research shows that benefits drive the attraction and retention of employees even more than compensation. When implemented the correct way, these perks can help draw ...
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4 considerations when developing an absence management program

4 considerations when developing an absence management program

In July, Oregon became the eighth state in the U.S. to pass paid family and medical leave, and more than 20 other states are expected ...
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DOL guidance gives OK to retirement savings auto portability program

DOL guidance gives OK to retirement savings auto portability program

The Department of Labor has issued a final prohibited transaction exemption for Retirement Clearinghouse’s auto-portability program, a move which may decrease the likelihood employees cash out ...
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Trump administration moves to make healthcare costs more transparent

Trump administration moves to make healthcare costs more transparent

Shopping around for the best deal on a medical X-ray or a new knee? The Trump administration has a plan for that. On Monday, it proposed new ...
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Oregon becomes eighth state to adopt a paid family leave law

Oregon becomes eighth state to adopt a paid family leave law

While the U.S. is the only developed country in the world without a federal paid leave policy, more states are passing laws mandating paid time ...
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4 pitfalls of paid leave and how employers can avoid them

4 pitfalls of paid leave and how employers can avoid them

Smart employers are boosting their benefits packages with paid family leave — the most coveted work perk among all generations. In today’s low unemployment environment, paid ...
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Employers need to consider the benefits of student loan assistance

Employers need to consider the benefits of student loan assistance

Student loan debt has become a key component of the broader financial wellness conversation, and employers are beginning to realize the value of offering a ...
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Low-income employees can’t afford healthcare and it’s taking a toll on employers

Low-income employees can’t afford healthcare and it’s taking a toll on employers

Low-income employees are at a high risk for facing financial barriers to healthcare, which could mean higher costs and lost productivity for employers down the ...
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House passes Cadillac tax repeal measure

House passes Cadillac tax repeal measure

House lawmakers overwhelmingly passed legislation to repeal the Cadillac tax, the Affordable Care Act's tax on high-cost health plans, 419-6 late Wednesday. H.R. 748, titled ...
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California launches largest state-run retirement benefit in the nation

California launches largest state-run retirement benefit in the nation

Not offering employees a retirement plan? For workers in California, the state has them covered. The California State Treasurer’s office announced the launch of CalSavers ...
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Health Care Reform Updates

New rule may greatly expand HRA usage

New rule may greatly expand HRA usage

The IRS Thursday published finalized rules loosening restrictions on health reimbursement arrangements, allowing employers to significantly expand the use of such accounts and make them ...
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Exchange Notices Can Lead to IRS Letter 226J ACA Penalties

Exchange Notices Can Lead to IRS Letter 226J ACA Penalties

It’s no secret the IRS has been actively enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate. To date, the IRS has identified a total of 49,259 ...
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Insurers Plan ACA Expansion for 2019

Insurers Plan ACA Expansion for 2019

There has been a lot of talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the midterm elections coming soon, Americans have stated that healthcare is top ...
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Trump Administration allows for longer ‘short-term’ healthcare policies

Trump Administration allows for longer ‘short-term’ healthcare policies

The Trump Administration issued the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Final Rule that expands the coverage length of “short-term, limited-duration insurance” policies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
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Everything small employers need to know about association health plans

Everything small employers need to know about association health plans

The California Supreme Court last week issued an opinion concluding that Starbucks must pay its employees for off-the-clock duties that take several minutes per shift ...
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Healthcare under Trump: Where the ACA stands now

Healthcare under Trump: Where the ACA stands now

A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, the Commander in Chief and his administration have made a strong effort to convert on his ...
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What the ACA means for today’s employers

What the ACA means for today’s employers

We all know that employers do not like uncertainty in their business plans. It makes it hard to develop a strategy and run any business ...
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It’s now easier to create an association health plan — but the government should do even more

It’s now easier to create an association health plan — but the government should do even more

The Department of Labor recently issued new rules that make it easier for small businesses to join together to create association health plans. With this change, small ...
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House passes bills expanding health savings accounts

House passes bills expanding health savings accounts

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two healthcare bills that would expand the use of health savings accounts, a move that, if advanced, could ...
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Part-time workers may be the key to ACA exchange rebirth

Part-time workers may be the key to ACA exchange rebirth

The U.S. government is attempting to wrangle insurance carriers back into the Affordable Care Act health exchanges by increasing their funding. As a result brokers ...
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Obamacare fix said to be prepared after risk payments halted

Obamacare fix said to be prepared after risk payments halted

The Trump administration is preparing a regulation that would allow the resumption of billions of dollars in payments to health insurers in Obamacare. The Office ...
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The new role of HRAs after Trump’s ACA executive orders

The new role of HRAs after Trump’s ACA executive orders

The Trump Administration released final rules in mid-June on Association Health Plans with final rules on short-term, limited-duration insurance plans (STIs) due in September. There’s ...
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