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Employers who cut staff in an attempt to create a more efficient business may find the transition period equally challenging, according to a new white paper from Corporate Counseling Associates. The paper, "Some Swim Upstream: Executive and
It seems every aspect of the economy is feeling the effects of the financial crisis. As employer clients gird for tough times, it is our job as benefits providers to help them adapt benefits programs to better withstand the downturn. Although no one
Principal Financial Group is offering a free analysis to help business owners address planning problems in their long-term financial goals. The program addresses some of the most common gaps business owners can face: Retirement Gap: A
When executive assistant Carmen Garcia joined the Indiana State Auditor's office in 2006, she was presented with many benefit plan options to help her in securing not only a rewarding career in public service, but also a stable financial
I'm not even sure how to start this column, but I've been watching Fox News all day and several thoughts come to mind as to the similarities between the much discussed bailout and the state of our country's health care
One of the hottest issues in this year's presidential campaign is health care. In fact, most voters ranked health care as their No. 3 priority when heading to the polls -- trailing only the economy and the war in Iraq. Both presidential
An abundance of new research shows that workers who stay in the work force for a couple of extra years increase their chances of maintaining a comfortable lifestyle in retirement. That's good news for Americans and for American employers.
For far too many American workers, the open enrollment season is an exercise in filling out forms to make sure they have health insurance coverage, and they rely on their human resources departments to help them make the right elections -- HR
Self-funded health plans are one of the lesser-understood employer-sponsored benefits. Long misconstrued as a "niche industry," they are emerging as a creative alternative to conventional, fully insured plans and a way to help businesses
Ask anyone, exhibitors, speakers, attendees, and you'll hear the same thing -- the 2008 edition of the Benefits Selling Expo exceeded all expectations. And as entertaining and educational as they can be, it's getting more and
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is out on Obamacare but in on the government.
According to a HealthMine survey of consumers with sponsored health insurance, 39 percent of whom say their plans don’t offer them a tool to help them predict how much their care will cost them.