Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Deductions from paychecks for taxes are a source of frustration for many employees, but Spanish speakers are particularly inclined to suspect foul play.  Very often, they have been raised to be very wary of corruption and “estafas,” or scams, and often it would not surprise them at all to learn that their employer was doing something illegal or unethical.

Furthermore, they are often very much confused as to why it should matter at all to their employer how or where they get their health care.  What does this have to do with their employment?  Aren’t they simply supposed to show up, punch in, and get paid for the time that they work?  Why all this fuss about benefits?

A well-intentioned benefits manager who tries to encourage employees to participate, often winds up raising hackles without realizing it.   These employees need education about why it is a good business decision for their employer to provide benefits, and to help pay for them.  We highly recommend starting by sharing the dollar amount the employer pays toward a given plan and explaining the concept of total compensation, which is often completely foreign to these employees.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.