Peter Westerman

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  • Seattle's push to let gig drivers unionize faces fresh test

    February 5, 2018

    Seattle billed itself as a laboratory for the gig economy with a plan that would allow ride-hailing drivers who work for companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize. That bold effort is set to be scrutinized in a federal appeals court.

  • HSA How-To

    January 1, 2018

    If an employer wants to offer employees pretax payroll deferrals to their health savings accounts, the employer needs to first create a Section 125 plan or cafeteria plan that allows HSA deferrals.

  • Leading pharmaceutical company to cut 25 percent of workforce

    December 19, 2017

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.s new CEO announced plans to slash 25 percent of the Israeli companys 56,000-strong workforce, suspend dividends and forgo employee bonuses

  • Future-proof

    November 1, 2017

    Bret Brummitt is a managing partner at A.G. Insurance, a benefits firm that strives to lead the industry as pioneers who create improvement that touches the lives of those they serve.

  • Amazon, Anthem, Congress put drug benefits firms in hot spot

    October 19, 2017

    Lawmakers, consumers and insurers, among others, have complained that pharmacy-benefits managers use opaque deals and rebates to pad their profits, putting the industry under increased scrutiny.

  • Investors tracking world economy turn to bulldozer usage for clues

    October 6, 2017

    A new investment research tool? Construction giant Komatsu releases raw data around the tenth of each month, faster than almost any other economic data.

  • Be open to change

    October 1, 2017

    Cara Kirsch is vice president at SilverStone Group, a full-service resource management organization offering customized services to meet business and private clients specific needs.

  • Electronic health records to become more interoperable, intelligent

    September 28, 2017

    Epic Systems, one of the leading providers of electronic health software, laid out the company's goals for the future during the companys annual users group meeting this week.

  • Sun Life Stories: Julie

    August 17, 2017

    When Julie lost her job, she thought she lost everything. See how Sun Life helped.

  • Looking back and moving forward

    June 1, 2017

    Many of us, including myself, started our firms out of our homes. The one thing I didn't anticipate when I started out on my own was the loneliness factor. I came from a company with hundreds of employees and thrived off of the hustle and bustle. That buzz was noticeably...

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