• This is Not Your Grandfather’s Retirement

    Gerontologist Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. is a gerontologist, author of 16 books on aging-related issues, and CEO of research company Age Wave. His survey “Work in Retirement: Myths and Motivations,” conducted with Merrill Lynch, found a new retirement landscape that isn’t the traditional picture of staying home all day or moving into a nursing home. Retirement […]

  • Demographics Drive Voluntary Product Offerings

    Demographics Drive Voluntary Product Offerings With a more global workforce and changing economy, competition for qualified candidates is more competitive than ever. Employers looking for an edge in candidate attraction are turning to perks and voluntary benefits to add to their benefits offerings. Eastbridge Consulting Group, the voluntary industry researcher that tracks voluntary benefits sales each […]

  • Enforcing Your Company Policies

    Enforcing Your Company Policies Your company policies give employees a clear directive of what conduct and behavior is expected and what is not tolerated. Policies can be company-specific or based on legal regulatory compliance, and most companies have both. Employers may expect their employees to follow their policies at all times, especially if they work […]

  • Working Families Looking For New Benefits

    Working Families Looking for Work/Life Benefits Leah Shepherd, writing for Employee Benefit News, reports that employers across the country face changes in their workforce due to shifting demographics and a new economic reality. The Council of Economic Advisers report “Nine Facts About American Families and Work” explains the changes, including the fact that most workers have […]

  • Employer Shared Responsibility Provision

    The Affordable Care Act, also called Obama Care, ACA, PPACA (for Patient Protectionand Affordable Care Act), and health care reform, has caused a lot of frustration and confusion for employers. Shifting implementation timelines, the employer shared responsibility provision, and serious processing backlogs have left a lot of people with questions. What is the Employer Shared […]