Tag: health insurance


How US maternal mortality is an HR issue

December 8, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Particularly on the heels of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, employers have addressed rekindled interest in reproductive health benefits and activism. Still, one element of the mainstream conversation that may be missing is intersectionality. Research firm Mercer […]


Employer-Provided Abortion, Travel Benefits: An Overview of Legal Considerations

August 31, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, many companies have announced plans to assist employees in accessing abortion services, including providing travel assistance to employees located in states where abortion […]


Former Employees Can’t Sue Employers Under Utah’s Mini-COBRA Statute

December 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In Greek mythology, Panacea was the goddess of universal remedy. She supposedly had a potion of herbs to cure almost any ailment. From the fabled goddess, the English language has adopted the word “panacea” to mean a cure-all or solution […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development, Workplace wellness

4 Ways to Help Employees Reduce Fear of Healthcare Costs

February 10, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The rising cost of health care in the United States has been an issue for decades. Add on the health and economic challenges that came with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, and employers and their employees are struggling more than […]

Research, Software

Are Employees Putting Their Health and Wealth in the Parking Lot?

May 3, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Most of us have heard of the “parking lot” in business—the place where ideas not pertinent to a discussion get moved. With the perceived complexity of the health and wealth landscape, as well as the challenges facing employees for the […]

Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Employers: Be Bold With Your Benefits

March 19, 2019

Via: Workforce

It is an exciting time for employee benefit professionals. Just a few years ago, we were consumed with legislative challenges and daunting health and retirement issues. Those issues haven’t gone away, of course, but there’s a newfound optimism around the […]


Arizona’s Small Employers Need to Be Ready for New COBRA-Like Mandate

December 11, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Arizona employers with fewer than 20 employees need to be ready for a new state law requiring them to offer continuation of health insurance benefits for employees and their dependents. The new law applies to health benefits plans sponsored by […]

News, Research, Software

Gig Economy Workers May See Benefits Relief

September 14, 2017

Via: Workforce

Two U.S. senators earlier this year introduced the first federal bill that addresses benefits and the on-demand workforce. The Portable Benefits for Gig Economy Workers Act by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and Suzan DelBene, D-Washington, comes at a time when […]


Nevada Supreme Court clarifies connection between healthcare coverage, minimum wage

October 28, 2016

Via: HR Hero

Nevada is unique in so many ways. For instance, unlike other states, Nevada has a constitutional provision that authorizes a two-tiered minimum wage. It’s called the Minimum Wage Amendment (MWA). Under the MWA, if an employer provides qualifying health benefits, […]


How to Control Increasing Employee-Benefits Costs

September 6, 2016

Via: Entrepreneur

Healthcare costs are rising, and that means one thing for employers: more expensive employee benefits. In fact, an Augustsurvey of 133 large U.S. employers by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) found that employers surveyed expected health-plan premiums to rise in […]


The Expensive Benefit Plan Penalties You’ll Want to Avoid

August 16, 2016

Via: Entrepreneur

2016 has been a whirlwind year for employer legislation and compliance, and things aren’t slowing down. In July, the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a list of increased penalty amounts for violations related to employee benefits and pay — some […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

4 Benefit Plan Adjustments to Help Employers Maintain Affordability

August 2, 2016

Via: Spark

Providing health coverage for employees is among businesses’ largest expenses, but with benefit plan adjustments, many HR leaders are finding ways to keep coverage affordable. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which passed in 2010, mandated the expansion of health coverage […]